Syracuse Herald Journal 1939
Death ended today the career of John Sanford, S3, master of the famed Hurricana stud, scarcely a month after he had disposed of his entire racing stable at auction. The Amsterdam rug manufacturer died at the Gideon Putnam
Hotel last night after being confined since the final week of racing, etc
Attending physicians said he had been suffering from heart disease for some time, his condition becoming so bad at the end of the August racing season they were unable to
move him to his home.
Long one of racing's most devoted enthusiasts, the veteran
horseman suffered a serious blow several months ago when the stables at his Amsterdam farm burned, and with them many of his most highly prized horses. That loss hastened his decision to quit the turf. During the Saratoga
meeting, his entire stable went under the hammer save for
Golden Meadow, a 12-year-old jumper. Golden Meadow, a winner at Saratoga this year, still holds the "about two miles" steeplechase record over the Spa oval.
Born in Amsterdam Jan. 18..1851, the son of the late Stephen Sanford, founder of tho Sanford Carpet Mills, John'Sanford was graduated from Yale in 1872 and became
associated with his father.
Elected to Congress in 1888. he served on the House foreign affairs committee and took an active part
in framing tho McKinlcy tariff bill. He served two terms In the House, refusing the Republican nomination for a third. Inheriting his love of the thoroughbred race horse from his father, Sanford acquired the Hurricana
stud at the former's death. He spent largo sums for blooded
stock and built the breeding establishment into a power on the American turf. He is survived by Stephen (Laddie)
Sanford, In whom the love of the thoroughbred foresook the
racetrack for the polo field. etc