Gladys R. Newman for Cary T. Grayson to W. T. Waggoner




Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia




Dear Mr. Waggoner, -

I am writing you at the request of Admiral Grayson who is at home laid up in bed, convalescing from a broncho-pneumonia which he picked up in London. He is coming along all right now if he will only stay in bed and take good care of himself. But you know how doctors are!

The Admiral has a lot of horse news to tell you, but the most important item is that he saw a very fine three year old individual - a chestnut colt by HURRY ON that is beautifully bred and would make an excellent stallion. He is now in training and won while the Admiral was over there. Admiral Grayson is not just sure that he can be bought but there is a possibility of it as his owner owns HURRY ON and two of his sons. The Admiral has a party who is working on the proposition for him, and of course your name has not entered in at all. He only spoke of the prospective purchaser of this colt as “a friend of mine.” The Admiral hopes to hear from his man in the near future and will let you know details. There are no obligations of any kind involved and he prefers that the matter be kept confidential for various reasons. No one knows that he has spoken for this horse in your behalf.

Admiral Grayson is very disappointed over BROADWAY LIMITED, not only on your account but because he bred him. The MAN ‘O WARS seem to have gone completely off. He has not shown anything. He had one two year old winner of a $700 purse last year. Mr. Riddle has not had a stake winner by him in the past five years. I am enclosing herewith another clipping about the next son of STARFLIGHT- the dam of Broadway —INSCO, who is considered the best colt in the west and who lowered the track record at Arlington for 2 year olds.

Fortunately, the Admiral has a full yearling sister to him by SIR GALLAHAD which he is planning to sell at Saratoga.The Admiral hopes that your operation has proved successful and that you are making a very satisfactory recovery. Write and let him know how you are getting along when you can find the time as he he always glad to hear from you.

The story about the veteran’s hospital is a long one and he will tell you about it when he sees you. As you may know, Waco was decided upon, and later the President was asked to have Mr. Hines reconsider- but Waco was again chosen, so the matter seems to be settled. He is very sorry that we did not have votes enough for Fort Worth and he will tell you more in detail about the whole thing some other time.

With the Admiral’s kindest regards and best friendly wishes, I am

Very sincerely yours,

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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Gladys R. Newman for Cary T. Grayson to W. T. Waggoner,” 1930 July 16, WWP16678, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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