Jim Keenes "No-Count Cripples", Daily Racing Form, 1921-03-09


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JIM KEENES NOCOUNT CRIPPLES Aeteran followers of racing will recall with con ¬ siderable relish an amusing incident in connection with the great Colin which occurred before that famous horse hail raced The late Doc Streett known to turfmen from coast to coast had an tin llerstanding with the late James R Keene by which he would get the horses that did not measure up to tins Keene standards for his own use on the tracks Frequently Streett acquired a performer of more than ordinary merit through this channel as in the case of Rig Ben But the fact remained that there was usually some physical defect attached to the Keene castoffs which went the doctors way wayOne One day Doe Streett was standing in the paddock at Sheepshead Bay talking with a friend when a stable boy led Colin by on a slow walk The future champion htid a blemish on his hind leg known to horsemen as a bog spavin ami Streett noticing tiie marks casually concluded It was a serious physical defect defectThat That there horse he told his frienif with a nod in the direction of Colin is the sort of a nocoiint Tipple Jimiiio Keene used to slip me meIn In later years after the Commando offspring had won renown a reference to this incident in the hearing of Uoc Streett was invitation to do battle

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