What The Jockeys Said., Daily Racing Form, 1903-06-21


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i I The Picket, b. c, by Falsetto— Voltarlo. WHAT THE JOCKEYS SAID. Jockey Helgesen, who rode The Picket, was full of confidence before the Derby that he would win, and remarked in the paddock to several of the jookeys who rode in the Derby: "Ill walk in." John A. Drakes betting commissioner, "Senator," who happened to overhear the remark, hastily replied, "Ill bet you 00 to 0 that you dont beat Savable." "No, I wont bet you, but mark my words, the trimming Ill give Savable will be awful." After the Derby had been run Helgesen happened to see "Senator" in the paddock and saluted him with the remark, "I told you I would beat your bear." Jockey Lester Reiff, who rode Savable, stated after the race that aside .from meeting with some sharp interference at the half-mile post, the horse had no mishaps and his defeat can be attributed to the fact that he was simply not good enough to win. Jockey T. Knight, who rode Bernays, stated after the running of the Derby that he thought he had finished third with the best horse and that equally weighted with The Picket, Bernays would have proven an easy winner. "My mount -had all the bad luck in the race and was repeatedly bumped and Interfered with and at the three-eighths post, when I thought I was to have clear sailing, some horse jumped on Bernays and nearly knocked him down. In spite of ah the bad luck, the horse finished with a great Continued on seventh page7 — Claude, b. c, by Lissak — Lida H. Bernays, ch. c, by Wadsworth — Modjeska. WHAT THE JOCKEYS SAID. Continued from first page. burst of speed and nearly got up in time to "beat out Claude for second money." ; Jockey W. Dale, who rode Bonnie Burr in the Derby, returned last night to St. Louis. Jockeys Gray and Otis, who respectively rode High Chancellor and Gold Bell, were conversing in the paddock after the race concerning the race. Gray stated, when asked what was the matter with his mount, "Nothing, only he did not seem to have much speed." Otis on the contrary stated that he was cut off several times and at one stage was forced to bump into Savable, which, in tun cut off Bernays and nearly caused the latter to fall. Jockey Helgesen was asked after the Derby what happened during the running of the race. "I dont know," was his ready answer. "All I know is that I went to the front as soon as possible and I did not have time to look around me much to see what was going on behind me." Asked if he felt that he would be beaten after having set the pace for the first mile, he replied: "No, at no time, especially after going a mile, for then I be gan feeling of my mount to see if I had not better try and increase the lead, but when I found him still willing and fighting for* the bit, I took a steadying pull on him and let him, run along at an even rate until I struck the stretch run, when I gave him his head and he came away as if the others were standing still." Jockey Daly, who rode Claude, said after the finish in the Derby that his mount suffered from interference on the first turn, and again at the seven-eighths, where he was caught in a jam. At the half-mile ground, whiie racing on «|k n terms with Linguist and when about to«b?gin his run, Gilfain crossed over and forcethim to pull back to keep from going down. When he got clear sailing in the stretch run he easily wore down the leaders with the exception of The Picket. In conclusion, he stated that he thought Claude was a better horse than the winner at even weights. Jockey Trbxler came here from St. Louis to ride Monsieur Beaucaire. The horse ran a disappointing race in the estimation of his stable connections. Troxler stated that the horse would not extend himself on ac-, count of the crowd, and once when a man leaning over the inner rail took off his hat to cheer, he shied and tried to run to the outside fence. It was reported late yesterday that Claude would be shipped back last night to Detroit to run in the Frontier Stakes, which is carded for decision there Monday. Fifty-nine books did business in the ring yesterday. Fore and Af ts race was a great disappoint ment to his followers, who thought the horse would prove an easy winner. The owner of Bonnie Burr is reported to have backed his horse for a sufficient sum to have won nearly 00,000 if the horse fin ished first. Had he been third, the owner would still have been a little more than 5,000 to the good. Hence, the reason for the appearance of Bonnie Burr in the race 1 when * seemingly outclassed.

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