Otis, Millsap and Phelps Become Kentucky Colonels, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-07


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Otis, Millsap and Phelps Become Kentucky Colonels CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 5. — Oscar Otis, columnist for the Daily Racing Form, last night was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel on the staff of Gov. Lawrence Wetherby. The presentation of the commission was made at the annual dinner of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, at which Bill Corum presided as master of ceremonies. Nelson Dunstan, columnist for Daily Racing Form, was commissioned a Colonel last fall, and Don Fair, trackman for Daily Racing Rorm, received a similar honor in a previous presentation. Two other turf personalities also were commissioned as Colonels by Gov. Wetherby at last nights dinner. They were Marvin Millsap, president of Centennial Turf ""lub at Denver, and F. Norman Phelps, of Sacramento and Oakland. Calif., promi nent owner and breeder. Millsap was honored by the Kentucky Governor for his outstanding work in bringing metropolitan racing to the Rocky Mountain empire, and in so doing not only providing the citizens and tourists of Colorado with fine sport but also helping stimulate the breeding industry in that area.

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