Patience with Genl Manager Paying Big Dividends to Warren A. Yarberry: Son of Morvich Racing Well after Having Been Given Up as Hopeless Cripple in 1944, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-23


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Patience With Gen I Manager Paying Big Dividends to Warren A. Yarberry Son of Morvich Racing Well i After Having Been Given Up As Hopeless Cripple in 1944 HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., May 22.— When Mrs. Warren A. Yarberry s Genl Manager registered his second consecutive victory of the meeting here Tuesday, it once again proved that perseverance and patience often pays off in big dividends. For just a few short years ago the old horse was given up as a hopeless cripple and it was believed that his days as a racer were over. Warren Yarberry, a former jockey who rode for some of the most fashionable stables in the country before hanging up his tack, including the late Joseph E. Widener, Calumet Farm and others, saved the horse from possible destruction when he picked him up for a virtual song and sent him to an easy life on the farm of his father-in-law, W. J. Jenkinson, at Monroe, Neb. The transaction took place on July 3, 1944, at River Downs. Genl Manager, a handsome brown son of Morvich-Agnes Ayres, was suffering from a badly bowed tendon. So weak was his underpinning that one of his ankles actually touched the ground. Because of his proven class in previous years, Yarberry purchased the cripple for 00 and shipped him to the farm. The bowed tendon was subjected to the firing irons and he was turned out to roam the green pastures. After several months of this luxurious life, the hors ► began to display signs of soundness and Yarberry placed him back in training. The injury, however, wasnt quite strong enough to stand up under training pressure when he showed signs of soreness, Yarberry again turned him out. Last year Jenkinson, a thoroughbred breeder, used him as a stallion and the first of his get will be seen under colors within the next two years. According to Yarberry, the latest check at the farm reveals that he has sired five colts and two fillies. Early this year, Yarberry again picked up the horse and tried him in training. When he handled his preliminary chores without taking a lame step, Yarberry settled down in earnest and when the Sportsmans Park meeting opened he had the veteran all set to return to competition. In his first start, he finished third after coming far back. In the following start he just failed to catch Miss Show Me in a long stretch drive. Then the local meeting got under way and it seemed that he preferred the big time oval, scoring rather nicely. Tuesday he displayed signs of his old self when he came galloping in on the chinstrap by six lengths. He is a great favorite with Mrs. Warren Yarberry, under whose name he races, and if his "suspicious" legs continue to stand the grind it may be that hell battle his way back up the ladder. As a two-year-old he was good enough to run Fenelon to a nose in the 0,000 Endurance Handicap at Bowie and he later proved himself a first class handicap horse.

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