Orders Horses Returned: Sheriff Directs General Haldeman and Padona be Sent Back to Perkins Barn., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-28


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ORDERS HORSES RETURNED Sheriff Directs General Haldeman and Padona Be Sent Back to Perkins Barn. . LEXINGTON. Ky., April 27.— General Haldeman, Kentucky Derby candidate, and Padona, horses the ownership of which has been in litigation since the death of William Perkins, are back in their old stalls in the stable of the late colored trainer. Their return to their former stable was ordered late Tuesday by Sheriff Fuller of Fayette County, after Payne and West, maintainers of the Kenton Farm Stable and plaintiffs in the suit for possession of the horses, failed to give bond when served with the affidavit of J. L. Knight, administrator of the Perkins estate. Knight swore that, according to the contract made by Payne and West with Perkins, before the latters death, Perkins had a half interest in both horses. Shortly after the death of Perkins, Payne and West filed suit for the recovery of both horses, alleging that they are the sole owners of the colts. Perkins had developed and raced the horses and at the time of his death was preparing General Haldeman for the Kentucky Derby. After suit was begun Sheriff Fuller ordered that the horses be turned over to trainer Charles Houbre, who was not involved in the litigation, and they remained in his custody until returned to the Perkins stable. Prior to the return of the horses, J. L. Knight instructed a veterinary to examine them as to their soundness and his report will be made shortly. Apparently General Haldeman is in sound condition, but Padona is said to have displayed perceptible lameness. Trainer Houbre stated that the colt pulled up lame after working Tuesday morning. It was reported this morning that Mr. West, one of the plaintiffs who has been visiting in Chicago, probably will post the required bond upon his return here. A

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