Black Servant, Aged Sire, Drops Dead at Idle Hour, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-24


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Black Servant, Aged Sire, Drops Dead at Idle Hour LEXINGTON, Ky., June 23 — Black Servant, 25 -year-old son of Black Toney and Padula, by Laveno, dropped dead in his stall late Monday, according to Olin Gentry, manager of Col. E. R. Bradleys Idle Hour Stock Farm. Since his retirement to the stud, Black Servant has sired the winners of more than a thousand races and his offspring has accounted for upwards of ,500,000. During his racing career, Black Servant won seven races and 2,450 in purse money. Among the prominent racers he sired were Blue Larkspur, Barn Swallow, Baba Kenny and numerous others. Many will recall his costly second to Behave Yourself in the 1921 Kentucky Derby when it was reported that Colonel Bradley had backed Black Servant extensively and not that racers stablemate.

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