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RETURNED JOCKEYS ALL PROSPEROUS Jockey Fred Taral, who, with his son, arrived in 11 this country Sunday on the same steamship bringing ? jockeys Gannon, Lewis, Birkenruth and T. Burns, in speaking of his season abroad, said: "Most of the past season I was in Austria-nun-gary. - All in all I rode in 329 races, and at the. fe end of the season I had eighty-five firsts and fifty-six - second places to my credit. Thirds dont count t over there. I rode for Baron Springer and, in addition I" to my races on the Austro-Hungarian tracks, also rode a number of races in Germany. My son n was sick a great part of the season aud only rode e in sixty-two races, in four of which he won first :t place." Burns, who rode in Germany, said that his employer, - unollicially, was the German Kaiser. When 11 the season was ended he had fifty-eight first places ;s to his credit. Birkenruth has been riding in Austria 5- and Germany for Victor Von Mautner. He won forty first places, among the races being a a 5,000 event in Hamburg, which he won with h Von Mautners mare Faith. Altogcthet he rode e in 2S7 races. Gannon has been riding in Russia and Poland, a part of the time being in the employ i- of the famous operatic singers, Jean and Ed-ouard 1- De Reszke. In the 125 races in which he rode, . Gannon won -first place forty times. He was six x weeks at Warsaw; three weeks at Moscow and six weeks in St. Petersburg. Lewis, who is in the employ of Baron Oppenheim, won forty-six out of the 1S4 races in which he participated. They report the European racing season just closed, to have been a most prosperous one and that they would all return again next Bpring.