Norfolk, VA Horse Racing Stable Fire, Jan 1897

VALUABLE HORSES BURNED.

FIRE DESTROYS A RACING STABLE AT NORFOLK, VA.

Norfolk, Va., Jan. 11. -- The extensive stables of the Norfolk Driving Club and Fair association were burned at 3:30 o'clock Sunday morning and 13 valuable racing horses, including John Mariner's $10,000 TIDDLEY WINKS, were cremated.
The fidelity of TONY BROWN, hostler to this horse, will probably cost him his life. In attempting to lead the horse from the burning building he was frightfully burned about the face and back and his recovery is extremely doubtful.
The loss will be about $30,000, on which there is barely $2,500 insurance.

Daily Iowa Capital Des Moines 1897-01-11