Ella O Pepper

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Ella O Pepper - THE LEAYENWDKTH TDIES. AUGUST 14 1907 - Mrs....
THE LEAYENWDKTH TDIES. AUGUST 14 1907 - Mrs. Ella 0. Pepper and J7PS JSLLA 1 m?nanrzAPZS A T fc-VV-rVv' -s- I lfl - fill I &v - r f 111 I II I I H ' If If " r, v 7 ? t--.:"- II II I i l-vlr2 i II r . W 21 M v '"sfJz&i J A II 3 I Vvv -i IllttiL, 7 VvarvV v AiJSiw r Ess? w - Vl JmwSm 11 a I 275 PEPPER RESIDENCE Lexington, Ky:, Aug. 13 Mr3. Ella Offutt Pepper, Kentucky's wealthiest woman, will again take up the business of racing thoroughbred horses. No woman in America has enjoyed such a sensational career as the owner of a racing stable as Mrs. Pepper. Her beautiful home, Meadowthorpe, in this county, is an evidence of the success of her horses pitted against those of such breeders and racing men as John E. Madden, T. G. McDowell and the millionaire breeders of the east and west alike. Probably her most prized trophy is the famous Doncaster Cup, won by King's Courier, but no less loved are some of the trophies won by the famous Whis- Scenes Aroud Great Kentucky Racing Stable, AT tlEJLDCrTHCPPS key King during the career of this noted performer of the Pepper string. Mrs. Pepper has just given to Joseph Wolfe, of Chicago, a lease on the James E- Pepper distillery here for Sl-UXHJ a year. Thi3 plant, during the lifetime of James E. Pepper, her husband, brought in a revenue of about $100,000 annually. Colonel Pepper carried life insurance amounting to a half million dollars. Mrs. Pepper's connection with the turf is due to a sentiment a sentiment idealized in song and story the determination of a wife to help her husband. Colonel Pepper yiA in the booni times gone too deeply, into the thoroughbreo business, ana when the panic ot 1S92 and 1S93 came he was forced to go to THE GRAIN MARKETS. STYLETLblE AIID THE HALF extremes to tide himself over. Mrs. Pepper determined to buy whatever of her husband's holdings the sheriff had ordered sold. Net a Kentuckian would bid on the choice mares and youngsters that went under the auctioneer's hammer, and Mrs. Pepper bought them for a song. Then she begin to nurse back her husband to health and to win back his lost fortune on the race course. Owing to his failure the forfeit list held against him by the Jockey club amounted to many thousands of dollars. Mrs. Pepper went at her work with a will. She wrote checks covering all this outstanding indebtedness that barred her horses" froiu racing. Once with a toC. Which She is to Revive rtEADCfrfWQBPE RPOTMEt? TO KrN33 clear record, she put her horses into the hands of a capable trainer. Every one familiar with turf history rememhers the successes of Black Venus, Satin Slipper and a half score of other fleet youngsters that made the name of "E. 6. Pepper' famous everywhere and caused many to ask regarding the identity of the proprietor of the rue:r. string. She has already several haudsoiue colts which she may train and race next season. One ia which she takes par ticular pride is a bay colt out of the famous mare Stylitene, the dam of King's .'ourier, the youngster, beinc therefore a half brother to the Don caster Cup winner. as, 75c!g$1.00 per dozen. Beans, green a Mills first in ' Brock to 'to were Je-s folks i Fred 1 the

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  1. The Leavenworth Times,
  2. 14 Aug 1907, Wed,
  3. Page 7

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