The American Turf

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J. Polhemus printing Company, 1906 - Horse racing - 183 pages
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Page 164 - The symptoms are shown in a staggering gait, hanging head, shivering as from cold, loss of appetite, watery discharge from the eyes, one eye...
Page 19 - ... of May. Thus, a horse foaled any time in the year 1819 would be considered four years old on the first day of May, 1823.
Page 157 - This is said to be the actual truth, and the man about whom it is told is now one of the leading business men of the city. He is as well known in Louisville at this time as the Mayor of the city.
Page 163 - These cases soon come to a fatal termination. When it is called acute glanders the coat becomes rough and starring. The animal is usually hide-bound, the belly drawn up, constitutional disturbances exist, pulse easily excited, membrane lining of nostrils of a leaden hue, glands inside lower jaw where pulse is felt enlarged, hard and nodular, like a mass of peas or beans, especially on the side from which the discharge takes place — usually the left, but sometimes the right, or even from both ;...
Page 109 - Ever since there has been betting in the world there have been plungers, as the outside world calls them — men who were not afraid to take a chance and bet their money. Pre-eminent among them was the late Col. WR Johnson. A plunger must be a bundle of nerves and filled with discrimination to the utmost degree. Col. Johnson was more than this. He was always the urbane gentleman under whatever circumstances he found himself. Suave of manner, an amusing entertainer, gentle of deportment, ready to...
Page 168 - ... counter-irritation of the larynx with mustard, keep throat wrapped up with a blanket or something else, so as to break off the cold from the thorax, give all the lukewarm water or scalded gruel made of meal mixed in water. Then give internally two drachms of belladonna and one ounce of chlorate of potash, with a sufficient quantity of honey, to be made into the form of an electuary and applied with a spoon to the back of the tongue ; also put...
Page 18 - ... captured during the last war, [1814] then one year old, by the privateer Grampus, of Baltimore, on board the brig Doris, his Majesty's transport, No. 650, on his passage from Senegal in Africa, to Portsmouth, England, and was intended as a present for the then Prince Regent, late king of England. This horse was sold, and purchased by EJ Winter, member of Congress, from the State of New York. This Arabian is now white, and about four feet nine inches high. "Bagdad. Was purchased by George Barclay,...
Page 17 - This horse was sold, and purchased by EJ Winter, member of Congress, from the State of New York. This Arabian is now white, and about four feet nine inches high. "Bagdad. Was purchased by George Barclay, Esq. of New York, from Hassana de Gris, Minister to England from Tripoli, who imported him to England, as a horse of the purest Arabian blood: he was purchased by a Company in Nashville, Tennessee, for $8,000. — 1823.

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