Wife Moves Into Breach As Assistant to Husband: Mrs. Fanning Steps In When Help Is Needed in Stable, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-24


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Wife Moves Into Breach As Assistant to Husband HusbandMrs Mrs Fanning Steps In When Help is Needed in Stable StableHURST HURST Texas May 22 California might have its Powder Puff Derby and girl jockeys and there are a lot of women trainers and horse attendants now at the nations race tracks because of the war and the shortage of male help but right here in this little community in Tarrant County is a shining example of howwomen fit into the thoroughbred picture pictureMrs Mrs Lev Fanning otherwise known as Honey Fanning wife of Lev Fanning former rider is now supervising the train ¬ ing and breeding program at Col J O Harts establishment here hereHoney Honey mother of three strapping youngsters each one of whom hopes to become a jockey like their dad later is up at the break of day often before day ¬ light with Lev and pitches in to get the young stock ready for morning exercises While Lev is galloping the horses his wife is shaking down the stalls and making everything shipshape around the barn add ¬ ing a touch here and there like every woman engaged in keeping house In this instance the blonde young woman is keep ¬ ing house for a group of hardtomanage thoroughbreds thoroughbredsNow Now and then she takes over and cools out hots a job ordinarily ducked by the regular stable attendants but eagerly sought by the eldest of her three sons Occasionally she pilots a horse around the training track trackThis This is the only life I know Ive been around horses all my life and Im happy to have a chance to do my share in looking after them said Mrs Fanning who has a major job in itself raising her three boys and looking after Levs comforts The Fannings live in a small cottage adjacent the track I just tumble out in the morn ¬ ing shake up breakfast and then we all are at work workAll All the thoroughbreds at Harts place as well as those belonging to Mrs H P Bonnerj close by know when Horieyl Is coming She seems to have a way with horses and what woman hasnt

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