Horsemens Church Fund: Sale of Yearling Fily Adds ,600 to Building of Rev. Thomas Settles New Building, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-20


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HORSEMENS CHURCH FUND Sale of Yearling Filly Adds ,600 to Building of Rev; Thomas Settles New Building. y , 1 SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. T., Aug. 19 Horsemen and breeders substantially an-i swered the appeal of the Church of Good Shepherd of Lexington, Ky., of which the Rev. Thomas Settle is the pastor, when a chestnut filly by China Cock Nuit Blanche IL was put up at auction and the proceeds to go to the assistance in building a new edifice which will be known as the Horsemens Church. The Rev. Thomas Settle was a big asset to the breeders and horsemen during the last session of the Kentucky legislature when racing and breeding was assailed by the reformers, who endeavored to pass a bill prohibiting racing. Through the generosity of Colonel Phil Chinn of the Himyar Stud, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Coombs and the Thoroughbred Sales Company, the filly was brought to the sales ring and then sold. T. J. Pendergast of Kansas City, was the first bidder, and she was sold for . Mr. Pendergast returned her to the ring to be resold. W. E. Walsh, Coley Madden, Major August Belmont, Jefferson Livingston, Edward F. Simms. General J. A. Buchanan and B. B. Jones followed In order buying her and returning her to the church. The total process of the bidding amounted to ,600.

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