Jockey Maher Soon to Retire, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-09


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JOCKEY MAHER SOON .TO RETIRE. Unless Danny Slaher changes his mind this will be his last season In the saddle. He is worth three or four hundred thousand dollars, has a fine country place, and is getting to, the point of life where to keep to weight means hard work-and real privation. The talk about Dannys becoming an Englishman is wide of the fact. He rides in England because, he can make more money at the weight he can make about 120 pounds but when he retires will spend most of his time about New York and bis old home in Hartford. All stories to the contrary Maher is still heart whole and fancy free, and declares If he marries at all it will probably be to some nice Connecticut girl. Maher Is still second among the jockeys in England in the number of winning mounts to date, but the leader In percentage, while Lucien Lyne, who is doing but little riding, is twentieth in the list. The table below shows the English riding figures up lo September 30. Mahers percentage Is 25.31, AV. Uiggs, 20.11. Jockeys. Mts.AAius. Jockeys. Mts.AVius. Higgs, AV -547 110 AVheatley, E 2S7 32 Maher, D 320 SI Robertson, AV. ..141 2S Halsey, AV 370 71 Priestman, J. ...179 2G McCall, G 337 57 Saxby, AV 200 20 Randall, II 263 53 Dillon, B 215 25 Griggs, AVilliam.427 50 Bullock, F 154 24 Trigg, C 447 4G AVatts, II 255 24 Madden. 0 37S 34 McCall, J 11C 23 Jones, II 23S 33 Lyne, L 133 23 Lynham, B 250 33 Sharpies, A 175 23 Griggs,, AValter..279 33 Greening, F 153 22

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