Keller Succeeds Shepp As River Divide Trainer, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-13


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Keller Succeeds Shepp As River Divide Trainer WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 11. — It was announced here this morning that Cloe K. Keller has been appointed as trainer of the River Divide Farm horses, owned by Robert J. Dienst. Keller replaces Rollie T. Shepp, who was indefinitely suspended last Tuesday as the result of a stimulant found in the saliva test of the horse, Main Bet, owned by River Divide Farm. Keller, until taking over the training duties of the Dienst horses, was farm manager of the Grove City, Ohio, breeding establishment that the president of the Beulah Park Jockey Club maintains. Keller arrived here yesterday from Ascot Park near Akron, Ohio, where he was serving las paddock judge at that meeting. He also is an official at Beulah Park and the Fair Grounds track at Hamilton, Ohio. Shepp, it was disclosed, leaves here tomorrow for Grove City where he wlil take over Kellers duties at the farm and make plans to break yearlings owned by the River Divide Farm.

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