E. B. Cassatt To Retire: Prominent Pennsylvania Turfman to Quit Breeding and Racing.; Activity in Government Interests Given As Reason for His Withdrawal at This Time., Daily Racing Form, 1918-03-07


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E 8 CASSATT TO RETIRE Prominent Pennsylvania Turfman to Quit Breeding and Racing Activity in Government Interests Given As Reason for His With ¬ drawal at This Time Xiw York March Maj K I Csissatt lias de ¬ rided to retire from tlie turf both as a breeder jid owner of racing material lie will sell his entire establishment during tlie Belmont Park meeting and while there is a possibility of his re ¬ turning to the sport sifter the war it is not sure The reason given at the lotkey Club for Major Csisssitts retirement is ilue to his activity in gov ¬ ernment interests That his decision is of recent origin is gathered from the fact that only a week or two ago his trainer Simon Healy was en ¬ thusiastic over the stock he had to introduce to racegoers this year At that time Mr Ilealy had not the slightest idea that his employer was about to retire retireFor For several years Major Cassatt has been an en ¬ thusiastic turfman and has won many stakes with good horses notwithstanding his stable was never jtn extensive one Among the best horses that have rarrietl Cassatt colors are Trial by Jury Flying 1airy Garbage 1erigoiiriline and others of lesser iicte At his Chesterbrook Farm in Pennsylvania Major Cassatt has two stallions Aeronaut and Csivalcadour the latter a French horse There are also a few broodmares and yearlings also four twoyearolds All sire to be sold though arrange ¬ ments have not yet been completed for the sale saleMajor Major Cassatt inherited his fondness for the thoroughbreds from his father the late A J Cas satt who for many years raced one of the most extensive and fashionable stables in this country owning smH exceptional horses sis The Hard Heel iiiul Toe anil other illustrious racers For the past few years Major Cassatt has been active in Jockey Club affair sind was alwavs a close critic of the rules Ho threshed out many little details of con fllction which he frequently brought to the atten ¬ tion of the stewards It was lie who fathered the rule prohibiting twoyearolds raring before April 1 He also had much to do with the change in the Killing race rules and encouraged the French method of soiling races racesHorsemen Horsemen here are somewhat shocked when they heard of the retirement of such an active worker for the elevation of racing Rarely if ever did lie make si wager on si horse and if he did it wis al most infinitesimal sind possibly si commission for wiine of his friends or to encourage tlie stable help Major Cassatts retirement is to lie regretted for many si time the remark has been made that the turf needed men of his standing ami progressive ideas to stabilize the sport and keep it up to the standard it deserves deservesMsijor Msijor Cassatt is the first one of the owners of large rsicing establishments who has given up the spurt on account of the wsir Among the many still mouraging the snort sire Major August Itelniont Major Thomas Hitchcock Captain William C Knstis Captain I M Psirr Jr George I AVidener Gifford A Coehran Kobert L Gerry and hosts of others Major Cassatt could not be located to ascertain if he also intended to dispose of his cele ¬ brated Chesterbrook Farm but friends of his de ¬ clared that such wsis not the case in their belief They also predicted that after hostilities had ceased and pesue established the tri color of the Cassatts would sigain be seen on the American turf

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