Billy Kelly From Famous Family, Daily Racing Form, 1918-08-29


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BILLY KELLY FROM FAMOUS FAMILY Saratoga N Y August S The success of Billy Kelly has brought his sire Dick Welles into greater prominence than ever before and collaterally has interested turfmen in his brothers Dick Finnell anil Ort Wells all three being bv King ErK Teas Ov r rJohn John A Drake who owned Ort Wells insists that that horse was not only the best of the brothers but one of the Inst race horses ever seen in this or any other country After the horse had broken djwn said Mr Drake James It Keene offered me S75SOO for him ami I didnt take it What has become of the horseV asked Thomas C Mc ¬ Dowell Phil Chinn took him to Berlin to sell That was the year before the war broke out I presume he is over there now nowSiwken Siwken to alwut Ort Wells Phil Chinn answered I took him to Berlin and had him sold for 10000 but the government inspector would not pass him He was broken down behind The German govern ¬ ment would not pass for breeding purposes any horse not absolutely free from blemishes I finally wld him to an Austrian named Schlessinger who used to take over many trotters from this country

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