Dr. James G. Logsdon, a prominent veterinarian at Oaklawn Park and tracks in the Chicago area, died May 27 at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock, Ark,. after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 69.
A fourth generation horseman, he was the son of the late J. Gratton Logsdon, who owned and trained horses for a half century. On occasion, Logsdon would recall that his great-grandfather shipped his horses down the Ohio River on steamboats.
Logsdon practiced for some 30 years and his patients included such greats as Buckpasser, John Henry, and Secretariat.
Logsdon, who served in the Marines, was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. He was an on-call veterinarian for ESPN and ABC networks.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, and their four children. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church, 213 Whittington, Hot Springs, Ark. 71901.