Not In Love With Burns., Daily Racing Form, 1898-03-09


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NOT IN LOVE AVITH AITCH BURNS BURNSA BURSA A lot of silly rot is going the rounds about what a fierce contest there is going to be on the American turf this season between Tod Todd Sloan and Tommie Tammie Burns for the lightweight suprem supreme ¬ acy achy According to advices from New Orleans Burns admirers are confident he can hold his own with Sloan and point to his wonderful record at the Crescent City track this winter in justification for holding him in such high esti est ¬ mation nation However they overlook the very im ¬ portant portent fact that with the exception of Burns and Scherrer Sherrie the jockeys at New Orleans this season amounted to nothing Its easy enough for Master Burns to ride rings around a lot of cooks but when he runs up against the star rid ¬ ers of the big tracks it will be entirely different Master Burns has never ridden in the east where the first class riders hold forth When he goes out there its dollars to doughnuts they make him look like a dunce The idea of com ¬ paring him with a finished rider like Sloan who has taken two continents by storm is simply ridiculous Tod Todd has propably probably forgotten more about the science of the game than Burns will ever know if he lives to be a century plant Sloan is a naturalborn natural artist in the saddle and seems to have been fitted by nature for riding He never has any trouble keeping down to weight and is always in shape to ride as low as 95 pounds Burns is of course a good rider but his admirers should not overestimate his capabilities Before attempting to class him with a boy of Sloans Slogans caliber they should wait and see what sort of showing he makes when he goes east and stacks up against Taral Aral Doggett Doge Skeets Skeet and Willie Martin Simms Sims Clayton and the rest of the first class riders These are the kind of riders Sloan has been putting it over for the past two years The will come pretty near making Master Tommie Tammie wish ho had stuck to the western game St Louis Republic

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