Earl “Sandy” Graham

Earl “Sandy” Graham

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 22 Sep 1927 (aged 15–16)
Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Burial Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Memorial ID 12296932 · View Source
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Earl Graham was a 16-year-old jockey when he was thrown from a horse named Vesper Lad and mortally wounded at Winnipeg's Polo Park racetrack. Working conditions for jockeys at the time were horrible: Racetrack officials denied Graham medical attention and refused to pay for a cab to the hospital. The jockeys passed around the hat but did not have enough money for Graham's treatment. Graham died from his injuries shortly thereafter. The incident is detailed in "Seabiscuit." (Page 74.)


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  • Created by: JC
  • Added: 9 Nov 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12296932
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl “Sandy” Graham (1911–22 Sep 1927), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12296932, citing Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada ; Maintained by JC (contributor 46812044) .