Thorpe Succeeds Bringloe: Former Exercise Boy to Take Over Seagram Horses as Trainer--Horses for Sale., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-10


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THORPE SUCCEEDS BRINGLOE Former Exercise Boy to Take Over Seagram Horses as Trainer — Horses for Sale. TORONTO, Ont., May 9.— Johnny Thorpe, who has been exercising horses for the Seagram Stable ever since Bon Ino won the Kings Plate for that stable in 1898, will succeed W. H. Bringloe, as trainer of the few remaining members of the stable. It is proposed to offer the Seagram horses for sale during the spring meeting at Woodbine Park, but it is expected that Mr. Edward Seagram will at least reserve the two-year-olds and continue in the sport, with Mr. Thorpe as trainer. Mr. Bringloe, interviewed recently, admitted he was considering an offer to take over a string, but would not commit himself further at the present time. Johnny Thorpe has long been recognized as Canadas most famous exercise boy and boasts the record of having helped train winners of every important prize in this country. He rode for five or six years for the Seagram Stable and various other owners, but increasing weight forced him out of active competition. During his career in the saddle, he rode in three Kings Plates, but failed to pilot a winner. The retiring trainer, Mr. Bringloe, pays high tribute to the ability of Johnny Thorpe and gives his capable successor credit for be big part he has played in the success of Seagram horses during his long connection with the stable. The Seagram Stable has a worthy candidate for Kings Plate honors again this year in the four-year-old King OConnor, which finished second to Queensway in the last running of this most coveted of Canadian prizes. King OConnor will, by reason of his age, be forced to take up 127 pounds for this renewal, but is a husky horse and is training in a most satisfactory manner. He has been especially reserved for this engagement and close students of form concede him an excellent chance to add to the long and brilliant record of the black and yellow silks in the Canadian fixture. 1

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