Disastrous Fire Visits Pimlico.: Dr. J. S. Tyrees and H. W. Sages Horses Burned to Death--Lives of Many Others Endangered., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-02


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DISASTROUS FIRE VISITS PIMLIC0. Dr. J. S. Tyress and H. W. Sanas Horses Burned to Death — Lives ot l£any Others LndangercJ. Baltimore, ltd.. May 1.- Not this year or next, on any race track in this country, will there be a race such as was tun al Iiinlieo last night. Imagine 7"i to MO high strung thoroiiglibre.ls craved by flames racing madly an am. I a mil" track. That is what happened at i.iidnigit when 290 racers were banted loose at the Maryland Jockey clubs coarse, after an alarm of fire was sounded. It was the Stoat exeitiig time that has been had on a race nurse iu many yean. The fire started iu a stable seconded by the horse* owned by Br. 1. S. Tyree of Washington, and H. W. Sage a Hew York turfman. This stable was directly hack ef the grandstand and cluste.i-d about were numerous other bams in which were housed nearly 500 horses. The moment the alarm was struck, stable boys and others rushed to the stalls ami turned loose their horses. The horses were mad with fright. For two hoars these thoroughbreds wire on the track and in the infieH. and it was not until the early hours of morning that attendants succeeded in capturing their horses and returned tin ni to their stalls. Some wi re seriously injured, others were so exhausted by their nights experience that they will not be fit to race for several weeks. Dr. J. S. Ty rees Carbide, a horse that won at Havre de Grace a short time ago at large odds, was so badly hurt that he will never nice again. The horses hip was fractured ami he suffered intense pain, but it is expected that he will be saved for breeding purposes. Battery, a steeplechaser of promise, brake down while rucinz through the field with the other animals. The horses that were burned were II. W. Sages Simon Jcmes, D0111 Moran, Ambrosina and Brother-stone, all steeplechasers; Dr. Tj 100*1 Billy Mr-Gee, Miss Baanra, ■ two-year old and a pony; Major William Roberts Deios. Mr. Sage was early on the scene and in his efforts to hasp the bucket brigade, which waa iiuickly organized, he badly sprained his ankle. The n-eent race track fires emphasize the im-ix rtance o* keeping halters on horses while they are in their boxes. Without a halter It ia almost impossible to save a horse from a burning stable.

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