New English Riding Record: W. Higgs Rides Five Successive Winners at Newbury, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-11


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NEW ENGLISH RIDING RECORD. W. Higgs Rides Five Successive Winners at Newbury. September 27 at Xewbnry, AV. Iliggs, the crack English lightweight jockey rode live winners in succession, but was beaten on Alistair for the Manton Nursery Stakes. The following is a list of jockeys who have ridden five successive winners in England: George Fordham, at Bibury Club Meeting Stock-bridge. Fred Archer, six in succession, at Lewes, August , 1SS2; live at Chester, 1SS3; five at Windsor, May 24, 1S84; six at Bibury Club Stockbridge , 1SS4. S. Ciiandley, five his only mounts, in succession at Pontefract Summer Meeting, July !, 1S93. "Tod" Sloan, five in succession at Newmarket, September 30, 1S9S. Tom Loates, five his only mounts, at Windsor, May 2, 1S96. C. Trigg, five in succession at Edinburgh, October 3, 1902, and five at AVorcester, October 25, 1000. AA. Iliggs, live successive wins, Newbury, September 27, 1907. AAiien mapping out the Xewbnry course, Mr. John Porter suggested there should be a perceptible rise to the winning post. Iliggs was one of the first to be alive to the fact that the climb to the judges box was a severe one, and those who watch Ills riding methods closely, find that he likes to make his winning effort and secure a lead of a length or two before commencing the rise. Then he knows it takes a god, game horse to get to him. A curious coincidence in connection with Iliggs performance was that his mounts were humliered on the card 2, 4,vr, 2, 4, 5, in that order. Iliggs lias had three mounts in Xewbnry Cups, and has won on each occasion, his previous successes having been achieved on Ramrod and Fugleman, the latter sharing the honors with Man-aton.

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