Blue Lem is Destroyed; Breaks Leg in Ohio Derby: Suffers Fatal Injury Nearing Final Turn in ThistleDown Race, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-28


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Blue Lem Is Destroyed; Breaks Leg in Ohio Derby . Suffers Fatal Injury Nearing Final Turn in ThistleDown Race THISTLEDOWN, North Randall, Ohio, June .27. Blue Lem, who broke a foreleg during the running of the Ohio Derby here Saturday, was humanely destroyed on the track a few minutes after the mishap occurred, according to veterinarian Robert CopelanQwned by Harvey Fruehauf , who was here Saturday from Detroit to watch his colors represented inthe twenty-first running of this 0,000 added mile and a furlong test, Blue Lem suffered the fatal injury approaching the final turn and jockey Alfred Popara immediately pulled up the homebred son of Blue Swords Polemic. He was far back at the time the accident occurred. Blue Lem showed considerable promise,! especially performing over an "off" track. He won three of 14 races as a two-year-old ! and this season had earned only one purse ! from 12 starts but he was second to Nashua by only a neck in the 00,000 Florida Derby and a week prior to his fatal outing, had closed with a powerful rush to be second and just miss in the 0,000 Chica-goan at Washington Park. Trainer Milton Kite revealed that Slink-er, who finished eleventh among the 13 who finished in the Derby, had suffered a minor ankle rap during the running. Owned by Broadmoor Farm, Slinker should not be on the shelf but a, short period, according to Kite. i i

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