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SPORT WON $2,000,000 NOW CARRIES DINNER PAIIJ
Ed. Corrigan and some incidents of his picturesque 'career.
From shirtsleeves to broad
cloth and back to overalls is the
story of Ed. Corrigan, stormy
petel of the American turf, who
did more to kill horse-racing than
any man in 'this country.
The one time ''Master of Haw
thorne)" who bred, owned and
raced hundreds of thoroughbreds
owned an immense breeding es
tablishment arid four race tracks
and raced the "green jacket and
white sash" in this country and
England, now carries his dinner
in a pail and, works in a stone
crushing plant, in Kansas City.
He is a bankrupt with unsecured
'liabilities of $101,936.
In the 25 years he raced horses,
Corrigan won about $2,000,000 in
purses and stakes. He lived on
the best in the land and never
questioned the price. He was an
arrogant, self-willed despot, a