Overweight Riders at Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-08


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.. ; i s I 1 I OVERWEIGHT RIDERS AT LATONIA. A group of old-time riders, including Jesse Everett. Harry Larsen, Charlie Kuhn, "Soup" Perkins and Tommy Knight were gathered in the paddock at Latonia recently. All. with the exception of Larsen, are almost heavyweights. Everett being the stoutest, scaling about 200 pounds. Their talk naturally drifted to the good old limes when they were riding as lightweights, and the many notable raiS-rs they had ridden. Perkins contention was that Ilalma was the best horse he ever rode. Hal-ma was the winner of the Kentucky and Latonia Derbys in 1S05, and later bought by W. K. Van-derbilt and sent to his stud in France, but recently returned to this country and presented to the Jockey Club Breeding Bureau. This was disputed by Larsen, who considered Articulate, winner of- many races, Halmas equal or superior. The argument between the disputing riders seemed to be reaching an acute stage when Knight ended further discussion with the remark: "Quit your squabbling. Dick Welles could run away and hide from cither of them." Everett since being reinstated for his alleged faulty, ride on Lord Zeni at Harlem, has. tried his hand at various occupations, including that of marshal of his home town, and poultry and produce raiser, but, tiring, returned to the turf, and Is now the owner of several racers. He has a pair of promising youngsters in his employ who some day lie hopes will be in the front ranks of riders. One of the lads is his younger brother. The other one, Ilazzard, will soon be taken in charge by Howard Oots, Who will ride him regularly hereafter. Char-: lie Kuhn, who has ridden on more tracks than all the olhers combined, and sustained enough falls and broken bones to keep an ordinary mortal in hospitals for the rest of his days, is at present training several horses. Including Communipaw, which was made the medium of, a good betting coup last Saturday. "Soup" Perkins, who has probably rlddeii more celebrated horses than any of the riders mentioned, Is also in the list of owners, having a good interest In the horse Hurting, which was made the medium of several good plunges at the last Lationia meeting. J. W. Gorman, the young broker, who recently joined the ranks of owners by purchasing Miss Sain from Barney Schreiber, Is credited with having won more than 0,000 on Hartlngs victories. Larsen will probably again resume saddle work this, winter, as he Is still at riding weight. At present he is training the erratic filly, Grace George. Tommy Knight, well known to race-goers in this .section as the pilot of Dick Welles, Belles Com- moner. Six Shooter. Collonade and other good racers that made up Rome Rospess string, has seemingly managed badly and is now rubbing horses.

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