Johnny Breen Suffers Painful Injuries in Delaware Mishap, Daily Racing Form, 1942-06-30


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Johnny Breen Suffers Painful Injuries in Delaware Mishap STANTON, Del., June 29. Johnny Breen, Hartford, Conn., youth, who is under contract to George D. Widener, suffered a broken jaw, a nicked vertebrae and severe cuts and bruises to his neck and face when Wire Me fell with him in the eighth race Friday. Breen was substituting for Tommy Malley and his mount stumbled and fell over Wire Me, but Joe Dattilo, his rider, escaped with only a shaking up. Word from the Delaware Hospital today was to the effect that the lad was resting easily, but it would be a couple of days before the full extent of his injuries will be determined. The horses escaped injury. Breen came here especially to ride Stefa-nita in Saturdays Polly Drummond Stakes.

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