Not A Wolf But A Horse In Sheeps Clothing, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-01


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I j i . ; ; -— » NOT A WOLF BUT A HORSE IN SHEEPS CLOTHING LKXHVGTON. Ky.. April 30--When Fire Boy. winner of the third race Monday, reached Lexington from New Orleans last month he was so badly crippled in the back that he could han;ly walk. Trainer W. Perkins called Dr. Edward W. Hagyard, who, after an examination of the three-year-old unsexed srn of 1nder Fire and Jessie C., pronounced it sciatic rheumatism. He told ! Perkins that he could correct the ailment sufficiently to enable the horse to run, but that he would have to have a live shee; as a part of the treatment. Perkins sent forthwith for a sheep. Meanwhile Dr. Hagyard shaved the hair from Fire Boys back from j about the middle to the hips. He next heated I ■MM molasses ami when the sheep arrived it was slaughtered and the skin removed. The! j heated molasses was placed on the limit I mtt of the sheep skin and the sheep skin was j [placed over the shaved portivi of Fire Bay* back. It has been there for about a month with no indication that it has loosen 1 or is ready to come off. Ever since be has been wearing his sheepskin Fire I.oy has been gal-| loping well, though he usually comes out of h.s stall a little sore and requires about a mile of exercise to limber up. ■ a— — ._

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