Gallant Firebrand Dead: Jefferson Livingston Suffers Big Loss in Death of Horse for Which He Paid 0,000, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-07


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GALLANT FIREBRAND DEAD Jefferson Livingston Suffers Big Loss in Death of Horse for Which He Paid 0,000. NEW ORLEANS, La,, March G. Jefferson Livingston suffered a severe loss when Firebrand, the six-year-old son of McGce Subdue, by Star Ruby, which was trained by A. L. Kirby.died Wednesday night at the Fair Grounds after a twelve-hour illness of acute inflammation of the bowels. He had been on the sick list since Jiis arrival hero last November from Kentucky and was under care of Dr. Talbot the entire winter. Firebrand cost Mr. Livingston 0,000 when purchased from J. S. Hawkins, in whose colors j he won a number of stake events on Kentucky tracks. The horse was bred by McBrayer Moore of Danville, Ky. Among the notable successes achieved by Firebrand during his racing career was the last two runnings of the Independence Handicap at Latonia. Trainer Kirby stated that the horse was fully covered by insurance. . Firebrand was a handicap horse of high quality. He was gifted with a fine turn of speed, able to successfully carry heavy weights and long distances held no terrors for this good son of McGee. During four years of racing Firebrand won thirteen races out of forty-five starts, his total monetary winnings amounting to 9,473. His record follows : Tirebrand, ch. li. 1918. by McGee Subdue, by Star Ruby. Vear. A. Sts. 1st. 2d. 3d. Unp. "Won. 1920 2 i 0 1 1 4 $ 39S 19111 3 10 0 2 0 8 24.490 1922 4 19 0 3 2 8 39,110 1923 5 4 1 0 0 3 15,473 Totals 4 45 13 C 3 23 9,473

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