Wealthy Owner Afflicted: J. S. Cosden Suddenly Stricken and Operated on for an Attack of Appendicitis, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-17


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WEALTHY OWNER AFFLICTED J. S. Cosden Suddenly Stricken and Operated On for an Attack of Appendicitis. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. T., August 16. J. S. Cosden, who races one of the most powerful strings on the American turf, was suddenly stricken today with an attack of. appendicitis and at once hurried to the Saratoga Hospital, where an immediate operation was ordered. Mr. Cosden came to Saratoga Springs some time ago to recuperate from a long illness from pneumonia. It is only recently he has been well enough to attend the races, and he watched the sport from a chair on the clubhouse porch. A man of great wealth, Mr. Cosden has been an extensive buyer of yearlings and last year paid 1,000 for the colt Cyclone, a son of Sweep and Ballet Girl. That was the top price of last year, while this month he paid the top price of ?19,000 for a son of Wrack and Federal Girl. The Cosden silks have had a full measure of success at the present meeting, and Martingale, winner of the Tre-mont and the United States Hotel Stakes, is rated as one of the best two-year-olds of the year. Blazes is another in the string, while Dunlin was purchased from John E. Madden in July for a big price. That the operation was considered a serious one was shown by the fact that the Baltimorean made his will before leaving for the hospital. Mr. Cosden is the head of the oil company bearing his name and is regarded one of the most successful of the younser captains of industry. He came into racing quite a while ago, but has been better known since he paid 5,000 for the three-year-old colt Snob II. and 5,000 for the two-year-old Dunlin.

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