LOCUST HILLS FARM
I REGISTERED JERSEYS July 8, 1941.
_ Dr. Frederick Rankin,
Dear Fred: A
First, Mardy and I want to congratulate you on the very high and dis-
tinguished honor that has been conferred upon you. Maybe it is more `
work than it is honor sometimes those things turn out that way, but
in any event, we are proud and happy to know the president of the A.M.A.
. we did enjoy so much seeing you and your beautiful establishment in
Lexington and only wish we had planned so we could have stayed a few
days longer and taken in the races.
I Mardy and I are planning a horse hunting trip this fall. we are looking
for a good hunter prospect, preferably a good size mare about 16-hands
or more, with A-l conformation. We don't require a made horse as we have
a splendid groom.who is capable of developing and making any animal with
suitable conformation and an inclination to jump. It has occurred to us
that you may hear of something around Lexington that would answer this
description, as they do so much breeding down there.
Ixealize that they are breeding primarily for track but they must have
occasional mares which are perhaps a little too heavy for the track
but could be turned into good thoroughbred hunters. I understand they
have a sale in Lexington in the fall but it is my impressionihat it is
largely for racing prospects rather than the general run of animals.
L Perhaps you could give me the names of some people in and around s
Lexington to whom I might write and tell them my requirements.
Our verylnest regards to you and to "the head of your household."