Heart Attack is Fatal to Louis E. Stoddard: Death Takes Noted Horseman and Polo Player at Aiken Quarters, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-10


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Heart Attack Is Fatal To Louis E. Stoddard Death Takes Noted Horseman and Polo Player at Aiken Quarters AIKEN, S. C, May 9.— Louis Ezekiel Stoddard, 38, noted horseman and polo player, was stricken with a fatal heart attack at his home here early today. He was removed to a local hospital, where, he succumbed several hours later. Relatives said he developed a heart condition last summer at his former home at Old West-bury, Long Island, and had been in the care of physicians. He had a string of thoroughbreds training here, which were to be shipped to New York within a few days. Stoddard rode in the Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree, England, several years ago. His best horses here were Blackcock, Strawbase and Milano. His colors, black, with white hoops, striped slevees and red cap, were familiar to racegoers at the major courses and hunt meetings. g .- Stoddard had just returned to Aiken 1 from his recently purchased New Jersey farm, and he intended to bring his string to Belmont Park this week. The sportsman is survived by his wife, the former Barbara West; three sons, Louis, Anthony and Robert; a daughter, Rebecca, and two sisters, Mrs. William Kirkland and Mrs. Frazier Home, both of New York City. A member of a socially prominent family, Stoddard was virtually brought up with horses. He was born at Tenacres, New Haven, Conn. His father, Louis E. Stoddard, was prominent on the turf and an internationally famous polo player. A high-ranking player, he was chairman of the United States Polo Association and was a contemporary of such stars as Devereaux Milburn, Harry Payne Whitney, the Waterbury Brothers, Thomas Hitchcock and others of that generation. It was natural that his son should follow in his footsteps, and become equally prominent in racing and on the polo field.

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