Jockey Joseph Molbert Laid To Rest in Native Louisiana, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-13


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Jockey Joseph Molbert Laid To Rest in Native Louisiana NEW IBERIA, La., June ll.--Joseph "Tee Joe" Molbert, was buried yesterday in a pouring rain in the Molbert plot at Loreau-ville, La., Father Eugene Vaillard, pastor of Loreauville, officiating at the graveside. Prior to burial rites, funeral services were held in St. Peters Catholic Church here. A requiem high mass was celebrated by Monsignor Albert Bacque. As the bronze, flag-draped casket was lowered into the grave, two buglers sounded taps, an eight-man squad fired a volley into the air for the 29 -year-old armored force veteran and former jockey. Otto Mestayer, local attorney, and veteran of World War I, presented Molberts brother, Charles, with the flag. Molbert was killed Monday when his mount, Carolina Star, stumbled leaving the starting gate at Suffolk Downs, and stepped on his chest. Officials of the track said it was the first fatal accident on a New England racing strip in the 16 years horse racing has been a legal sport in that section of the country. Molbert was a last-minute substitute for jockey George Hettinger, "who was ill with a cold and fever;

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