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Page 158 of "Cherry and black" : the career of Mr. Pierre Lorillard on the turf / by W.S. Vosburgh.

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"CHERRY AND BLACK" owner a share of the stakes and qualified the entry of its progeny. He conceived and executed the plan of building Tuxedo, which has become one of the fashionable cen- tres of the country. It was he who introduced aluminum plates, made at his order by Tiffany & Co., which were much lighter than any ever used on the foot of a race-horse. It is difficult to imagine what a man possessing such energy of character and powers of construction would not have accomplished had he devoted himself to any of those greater fields of human endeavor which open to men of genius. Had Mr. Lorillard elected to take part in the affairs of state, it is probable that today his name would be mentioned with those of our eminent publicists; had he devoted himself to the profession of arms, it would not now be said that the Spanish-Ameri- can war produced no great general.

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