Foy Introduced Number of Cuban Riders to U. S. Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-07


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Foy Introduced Number of Cuban Riders to U.S. Sport COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 6. — Funeral services for Douglas W. "Slim" Foy, 50, former Ohio racing commission inspector and jockey agent, were held at the Jerry Spears Funeral Home here yesterday. Foy died the preceding Sunday in Benjamin Franklin Hospital following an extended illness. Surviving are his wife, Pearl; a son, Walter William; his father, Walter; a sister, Mrs. Robert Gorsuch, and a brother, Harold, all of Columbus. Foy, who could speak both English and Spanish fluently, introduced a number of Cuban riders to United States racing. His discoveries include Fernando and A. J. Fernandez, Mario Quintero, Vennie No-darse and Cornelio Mojena.

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