"Little Joe" Notters Rise, Daily Racing Form, 1906-11-08


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"LITTLE JOE" NOTTERS BISE. Its a far cry from a little stable lad at .3 a : month to a jockey commanding a salary of ?S,000 a year, but Joe Notter, a Brooklyn lad sixteen years old, has spanned this gulf Inside of " Tour months and today owns a fine home in one of the: best residential sections of Kings County, says the New ; York World. ; "Little Joe" weighs less than ninety -five pounds. He is a chubby lad, with short legs that scarcely reach below the flaps of his saddle. His face is-a Veritable looking-glass "of mirth." Ilii eyes fairly dance a metis twinkle at all times,. Ills lips1 are parted in a grin of delight and his freckles are bsually puckered up yito wrinkles caused by his: .. . good nature;:, : ! The only time that Notter is not laughing, and playing pranks is when he is on the back of a race-mad thoroughbred. Tlicri lie throws to tlie : winds liis frlyqlity and becomes as steady as the: swing of a clocks pendulum. He listens attentively to the riding" Instructions of the- turfmen who employ him and forgets all else in his desire to pilot ills mount home a winner. T Little Notters skill in the saddle Is the product, of long tuition by his employer, Jack McGinriis. He is considered by many horsemen the lad who is destined to play the part next year of Walter Millers greatest rival for- the honors of the saddle. Wowly but steadily he caine into the limelight of jturf publicity by riding winners at long odds. His frequent success with horses that were at big prices soon earned for him the racetrack title of "the long-shot jockey."- He rode many more of these, kind of horses to victory than Miller, and his employer, who backs his mounts religiously is 0,000 winner Qnjjtlie season. . Notter will continue in McGInniss .employ for another year. The latter signed him three years ago. to ride his horses until 190S. After the contract; "ends the boy will "probably sign to ride the horses belonging to a rich owner. He will be able to do light weight, 100 pounds, for several years. This Is. a valuable asset to a jockey with skill and will euable .him to command a. high salary. r

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