H. D. Browns Tribute to Roosevelt, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-14


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H. D. BROWNS TRIBUTE TO ROOSEVELT HAVANA, Cuba, January 13. General manager II. D. Brown of the Culm-American Jockey Ulub, in making the announcement that there would be no racing at Oriental Park on the day following the death of the late lamented Theodore Roosevelt, out of respect to his memory Issued a statement paying special tribute to his standing as one of America s foremost sons, and laying particular stress upon his interest in racing and the thoroughbred horse, J. he statement, couched In the following language, was printed in all the Havana newspapers: "Our late President, by his thoroughgoing Americanism, endeared himself to all who love their country. He was a statesman, soldier and patriot, but above all he was a sportsman in the highest and best sense. He spent much of his life In the open, and was fond of telling his friends that the years he lived on the plains, most of the time in the saddle, laid the foundation for the splendid constitution which enabled him to endure fatigue in a fashion that amazed those who accompanied him on his African and South American campaigns. He was fond of racing and the thoroughbred, and regarded him as a factor in the great work or general purpose horse improvement. The most democratic of men, he was truly representative of the type of his countrymen which have helped to make history in Europe within the past year. The flag on the grandstand at Oriental Park will be at half mast until after his burial."

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