The Outlaw Jockeys., Daily Racing Form, 1898-02-22


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THE OUTLAAV OUTLAW JOCKEYS JOCKEYSKoagh Jockeys Koagh Keogh riding is the chief essential of success tvith tithe the outlaw jockeys By this crude work in the saddle is not meant but a willingness to take chances If Taral Aral Sloan Simms Sims Doggett Doge T auy ay of the stars of the legitimate ranks si ookl ok go to Bingerly Gingerly and accept a mount they would find in their outlaw brothers some tricks that would surprise them They would ste sate their claims to greatness materially les lees ¬ sened seined for good horsemanship is really a sec ¬ ondary Monday consideration It is get away in front save all the ground you can and make every post a winning one oneWaiting overwriting Waiting tactics dont don't pay A poor start or a rear position during the early stages of a jour ¬ ney NE means almost certain defeat The success ¬ ful foul rider is the hustler from flag fall to finish finishOf finish Of course in a driving finish one of our stars might outshine these outlaw cracks but it is not the finish where their ability tells It is in cutting corners and rushing clear of scrimmages which are bourid boride to come on narrow track with sharp turns A year ago Chic Neel Kneel rated as the crack of the outlaw jockeys At the post he was without question the quickest rider this country had ever seen Jimmie Jimmied McLaughlinin McLaughlin his day was an expert in his line and many a victory he earned by the advantage gained in the early stages of a race but this boy Neel Kneel excelled him in this particular No matter what his position might be outside inside or in the middle of the track the fall of the flag found him clear of the bunch bunchThis bunch This winter be seems to have lost all this cunning He still rides but his victories are few and far between Eigby Eligibly Narvaez Larvae and Cun Cum ¬ ningham Bingham being at present the popular favorites and thej the well deserve the consideration of bet ¬ tors torso They divide the majority of the races run between them and their services are in constant demand demandCunningham deadpanning Cunningham is the most finished rider of the three and there is little doubt that he could hold his own with the best of his fellows in the legitimate He is quick at the post gets his mount into a good position at once and man ¬ ages despite his hustling style to have a little in reserve for a finish His seat is good and can persuade with whip and spur to perfec perfect ¬ tion ion He hardly knows the meaning of the word fear and will squeeze through openings that not one in a dozen would attempt attemptRigbys attempting Rigbys Ribs success lies chiefly in this same will ¬ ingness dinginess to take chances The shortest way home is his motto The instant a start is made hands and heels are used in a hustle for the inside position He takes great risks in following this policy but manages to escape with fewer accidents than those who ride cau au ¬ tiously piously It is this daring that earns the major ¬ ity city of his victories victoriesDuring victories During these days when the track is full of ofholes loftless holes from the recent thaws he goes on as if ifthe lithe the going were perfection He argues that thatlooking hallooing looking for the bad spots wont help one to find them and his record certainly makes his argu argue jnents jets good As a finisher one can not go into intoraptures literatures raptures over his skill but from an outlaw outlawstandpoint outlasted standpoint he fills the bill to perfection perfectionNarvaez perfection Narvaez Larvae comes of a family of riders and on a good track is probably the best on the circuit In bad going he seldom accepts a mount as he does not believe the game warrants the risk but with a safe track his skill is very much in evidence and victories are frequent frequentA frequent A long experience on halfmile half tracks has made him expert in cutting corners or as the railbirds jailbirds put it he goes round the bend with ono leg over the fence His reputation for honesty is excellent and when riding he finds a mount in almost every race Efforts arp Earp shortly to be made to have him restored to favor by the American Turf Congress Clemency in his case would be well applied as his skill well entitles him to rank among the best of the western riders ridersBurckholder Burckholder Burch and Nostrand Unstrained rate well among the horsemen The latter when in the em ¬ ploy of Marcus Daly Dally gave promise of develop ¬ ing King into one of the best lightweights in the country but his work on the big tracks last year was decidedly disappointing His going over to the outlaws has worked wonders While admitting that those he is compelled to contend with are less formidable than those he had been meeting the improvement in his rid ¬ ing King is almost startling He is all energy and has won a large percentage of the races in which he has ridden It looks now as if the legitimate ranks have lost a good rider New York Journal

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