John O.S Remarkable Recovery, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-09


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JOHN O.S REMARKABLE RECOVERY CINCINNATI, 0.. October 8. To recover from a broken hip and to become a real good racer is the luck of the colt John O.. one of the three-time winners of the present Latonia meeting. John O. as a yearling gave great promise, and his owner, 0. Rogers, believed in him. He was being exercised as a two-year-old at Churchill Downs a year ago last spring and slipped and fell, fracturing his hip. His owner ordered the horse to be destroyed, as he believed that his usefulness had come to an end. Dr. C. 11. Richards was called and gave it as his opinion that the horse might be saved, so he was loaded into a van and moved to a stable in Louisville, where he was suspended in a sling for seven weeks. The fractured bones healed rapidly and at the end of that period he was let down and able to stand, although poor and scrawny. The horse was taken to a farm in a few days and permitted to roam about in the fields. He waxed fat, and last spring Rogers took the horse up and trained him, but was able to get only one race in him during the spring meeting at Latonia. The colt remained at Latonia all summer and won his first two starts of the present meeting.

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