Noted Trainer Is Dead: Raleigh Colston One of Old School of Famous Colored Horsemen--Born on John Harper Farm., Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-21


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NOTED TRAINER IS DEAD Raleigh Colston One of Old School of Famous Colored Horsemen-Born on John Harper Farm. LEXINGTON, Ky., May 19.— Raleigh Colston, 66, one of the last of a large school of capable colored trainers, died early this morning at a local hospital, where he had been a patient for several weeks. Colston was born on the famous John Harper farm in Woodford County and his father was a trainer in the employ of the noted breeder and owner of Longfellow and Ten Broeck. Colston trained as a young man for the racing firm of Chinn and Morgan, the father and uncle of Col. Phil T. Chinn, now owner of Himyar Stud. Ban Fox and Lissack were the two best horses he trained for them. Afterward he trained for Chinn and Forsythe, and High Chancellor, Fountainbleu, Rebus and other good ones were, from time to time, in that string. He next raced some horses in his own name and then became associated with the late Will Perkins and for several years directed the breaking of the yearlings that came to his establishment at the Lex- ington track. Some three or four years ago he again began training for his own account, but sickness overtook him and his stable was dispersed, the last of the horses in which he had an interest being sold during the recent Lexington, meeting. He was an honorable man and had the respect and confidence of these who knew him, regardless of race.

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