Walter O. Parmer is Dead: Noted Tennessee Breeder and Owner Passes Away at Age of 76 after Years Illness, Daily Racing Form, 1932-05-25


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I WALTER 0. PARMER IS DEAD Noted Tennessee Breeder and Owner Passes Away at Age of 76 After Years Illness. Walter O. Parmer, owner of Belle Meade Stud, near Nashville, Tenn., and known in the States and Canada by reason of his long association with George M. Hendrie in the operation of Dominion race tracks, is dead at 76, after a years illness. News was received at Washington Park by judge Charles F. Price. For years Mr. Parmer was secretary of Windsor, Highland Park and other Canadian courses, where judge Price officiated in the stand. At one time the Parmer colors were promi- nent in racing, but a major number of horses bred by the Tennessee sportsman were sold. He bought Belle Meade Stud twenty-five years ago. The past winter he was at Naples-on-the-Gulf. For the last twenty-two years he joined judge Price at that resort. When Mr. Parmer said goodbye to the judge recently, he indicated that he would not be back next season.

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