Jockey Rice in New Service, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-07


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JOCKEY RICE IN NEW SERVICE. J. 0. and G. II. Keene, before leaving for Los Angeles, sold their contract on the services of jockey T. Dice to II. G. Dedwell. T. Dice has not been riding more than a yaar, but under the tutelage of his employers, has developed into more than a passably good jockey. He is a Chicago boy and got his first inspiration to get on the turf from tiie oarly successes of Herman Hadtke, with the Keene Brothers. Rices first appearance at a race track was at Hot Springs a, year ago last spring when be applied to the Keene stable for employment. William Reed, the colored trainer, who was handling the horses in training, took an interest in the boy and put liim to work exercising horses. Rice finally bad enough confidence in himself to ride and Jack Keene forthwith closed a contract with the boy. The contract which the Kentucky turfman has transferred to Bedwell is the unexpired part of that which he held and Bedwell lias already expressed His regret that he did not secure Rice before Fireball got him into trouble..

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