Problem Solved for Rowe: Colored Stable Hand Explains Why Nancylee Defeated Prudery in Louisville Oaks, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-25


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PROBLEM SOLVED FOR ROWE Colored Stable Hand Explains Why Nancy Lee Defeated Prudery in Louisville Oaks. SARATOGA SPRINGS, X. Y.. August 24. It remained for one of P. A. Clarks colored stable hands to solve a problem that had worried trainer James Kowe for several mouths, according to tin-la tiers own admission. The groom in question "rubs" Nancy Lee. which defeated Prudery by a matter of inches in tlie Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs last spring, and no man could be prouder of a thoroughbred than he is of the daughter of Broomstick Naughty Lady. A few days, ago Kowe chanced to pass the P. A. lark stable in "Horse Haven." and decided to take a look at Nancy Lee just for curiosity, as he is always interested in any horse with Broomstick blood in its veins. Trainer Jack McConnack had her led out and when the groom saw that he was going to display her for the benefit of Kowe, by wlioni he formerly was employed, lit; was all iigog. After looking her over for a few minutes, the Whitney trainer took occasion to compliment Me-Cormack upon her splendid appearance and made the prediction that she will be heard from often in tlie future. "What puzzles inc. however," said Kowe. "is how this filly ever beat Prudery in the Oaks at Louisville." The colored stable hand did not give trainer McConnack a chance to reply. "I can tell you how," lie spoke up. "and I know that you will agree with me. Mr. Kowe. It wasnt Nancy Lee whipping Prudery. It was just old Broomstick beating Peter Pan, and lie will do it again any time they hook up." Kowe readily agreed that this was- the nearest that anybody ever came to explaining the failure of Prudery to win the Oaks, but he still has his doubts as to whether "Broomstick can heat Peter Pan again." .

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