Azucars Guard Found Dead, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-31


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AZUCARS GUARD FOUND DEAD DETROIT, Mich., May 30. The death of Steve Lagoski, whose body was found, the throat slashed by a razor, two days after he had been hired as night guard for Fred Alger, Jr.s Azucar, caused a rigid examination to be made of the stakes winning performer for fear that harm or possible injury might have been done to the imported seven-year-old, which was slated to make his Detroit debut in the Col. Alger Memorial Handicap this afternoon. Lagoskis body was found in Palmer Park, near the track, late Wednesday and an examination was immediately made of AzucarNo signs were found of the horse being tampered with and deputy coroner Lyle C. King said that circumstances of the death pointed to suicide. Owner Alger said the man Jiad only been hired this week and put in his first hours as night watchman of Azucar Monday night. He said he had known the man for fifteen years. Alger said that the horse is looking fine and has not been tampered with in any way.

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