Sam Bryants Groom Dead, Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-19


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SAM BRYANTS GROOM DEAD LOUISVILLE, Ky., April IS— Walter Ban-nion, fifty year old colored groom, who one time was employed by the late Sam Bryant, when that turfman raced the good horse Proctor Knott, died suddenly at Churchill Downs this morning. His body was discovered quite by accident by a stable hand who had gone into the loft of the barn into which the Derby candidate, Fred Jr., had just been stabled. The superstitious ones were inclined to believe that the negros sudden death in the barn assigned to Fred Jr. augured ill for that colts chances in the Derby. It is believed that Bannion went to sleep in the loft Sunday night and expired sometime before daybreak. He was without employment at the time of his death, on account of his long service around the track he had been pensioned by a number of j wealthy turfmen. J

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