Loss To Equestrian Team: Death of Thoroughbred Gelding Submersible Weakens American Olympic Contingent., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-24


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LOSS TO EQUESTRIAN TEAM Death of Thoroughbred Gelding Submersible Weakens American Olympic Contingent. "Word has just been received from Major John D. Barry, in charge of the United States equestrian team, which will take part in the Olympic games at Faris, that the American contingent will be weakened through the death of the good thoroughbred gelding Submersible, by First Chip. Submersible was taken out of the picket line at a southern camp four years ago by-Major Barry and developed at Fort Riley to a point where he was practically invincible in the show ring. In 1922. after sweeping the country in various classes, winning five blue ribbons at the National Horse Shows Exhibition in this city. Major Barry sold Submersible to Francis P. Oarvan of this city. When recruits were being sought for the American team. Mr. Jarvan offered Submersible and Blank Check, a thoroughbred by Wrack, which had been purchased from Major C. L. Scott for the campaign, and both horses had been at headquarters at Fort Myer. Va.. for the past two months. Submersible was cue of the horses that took part in the recent horse show which gave so much pleasure to the horse enthusiasts of the District of Columbia. Maryland and Virginia. He was in perfect health at that time and was never in better form. While there are other good horses in the troop, the loss of Submersible will be keenly-felt as he was thoroughly dependable and a fine type of the clean-bred charger.

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