English and American Jockeys: Riding Records for Five Seasons-Personality of English Boys, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-10


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ENGLISH AND AMERICAN JOCKEYS. Riding Records for Five Seasons Personality of English Boys. The principal jockeys now riding in England who have, ridden with success for five seasons, are, with their winning mounts of each season since 1903, shown in the table below: Jockeys. Totals. 1907. 1900. 1905. 1904. 1903. Higgs, W. .......433 140 149 107 10 21 Maher, D 489 114 103 101 115 50 Halsey, W 409 103 59 5S 83 10G - Randall, H. .....327 71 08 88 53 47 Griggs, Win.. 29S G9 59 GO CG 44 McCall, G 257 01 70 35 41 44 Trigg. O SOS 53 03 4C 01 So Wheatley, E 405 44 93 124 S3 Gl Madden-, 0 5S0 43 104 119 161 154 Lynham, B 190 42 01 37 31 19 Jones, II 211 41 54 51 41 24 Dillon, B. ....... 2S2 38 51 SI 75 37 By way of contrast and comparison the riding records of the most successful jockeys of this country through the same years are here given, one point cropping up in that they ride oftener than their brethren abroad: Jockeys. Totals. 1907. 190C. 1905. 1904. 1903. W. Miller 8S5 SOS 388 17S 11 Xicol ,S51 12S 29S 221 19S G W. Knapp GIO 83 9! . 18G 1G3 79 Hlldebrand 502 0 20 103 297 82 J. Martin 4S2 40 S3 143 15S 58 Aubnehon 442 35 134 100 107 0 i Radtke 425 53 195 177 R. McDaniel .409 1G5 102 118 24 Fuller 33S 41 CS 229 I T. Burns 325 15 74 80 150 Mountain 325 100 lis 17 63 27 Romanelll ......297 29 98 98 72 ,. English racing folks has grown accustomed to the annexation by I. Maher of a big proportion of the years chief races, and the season of 1907 has proved no exception: A glance at Mahers figures show that he has well maintained the splendid average standing to his credit ever since his arrival in England and this is all the, more remarkable In that the popular American cannot ride at a weight much J lower than 117 pounds and in consequence his sphere ; is an exceedingly limited one. Yet he comes out " an easy first as regards percentage of wins to mounts, and he is distinctly the jockey to be followed by systematic "backers. Commencing with a 1 Liverpool Spring Cup success on Bridge of Canny, Malier captured the Queens Prize at Kempton on the same horse. In quick succession other big prizes fell to his prowess, amongst others being Ascot Derby and Gold Vase, Prince of Wales Stakes and Kings Stand Stakes, British Dominion 1 and Princess of Wales Stakes, Great Lancashire 1 Breeders Stakes and Liverpool Summer Cup, Richmond, - Lavant and Xassau Stakes at Goodwood, Great Yorkshire Stakes, Champagne Stakes, Great Yorkshire Handicap, Imperial Produce Plate dead 1 heat, Middle Park Plate and many others truly " a formidable list. For once in a way "Danny" put in an appearance on the last day of the season i and not unprofitably so, and Ids numerous friends s will wish hiinaji enjoyable period in the hunting field, wherelnjliie hopes to find relaxation for a i month or tvvjfi Malier rode far tlie first time in England in September, . 1900, the mount being a winning one. Has s won three Derbys, and nearly every race of importance in thisountry. Xext season he rides for Lord Derby, who will have first and only claim for 1908 and the patrons of G. Blackwells stable. Commenting on the other leading English jockeys, the Sporting Life says: "W. Higgs, who heads the list for the second time, formerly rode successfully in Ireland, where he was chleflly associated with J. C. Sullivan, owner of Winkfields Pride, The Page, War Wolf and other well known horses. His appearances in the saddle in England were infrequent until 1005, when he was induced by Mr. Sullivan to desert the Emerald Isle, with the happiest results, for he at once came to the front. Higgs rides as first jockey to the Beckhampton Stable, and his other employers include, of course, his old master, Mr. Sullivan. Rode five winners in one day at Xew-bury September. "W. Halsey, whftse chief employer during recent years has been Sir Ernest Cassel, was formerly a trainer and jockey under Xational Hunt Rules. He turned out many winners of both steeplechases and hurdle races, but finding that his services were in some demand for fiat race riding, he elected to confine himself to the latter sport. Though by no means so young as the majority of his fellow riders, Halsey has few, if any, equals In diis profession. "Hi Randall for some years prior to 1902 rode as an amateur and met with considerable success. In the year named he decided to join the professional ranks and has ever since occupied a prominent position. Is a son of the well known Xorthampton sportsman, Sir Henry Randall and has been chiefly associated with the Wantage Stable, presided over by E. Robson, to whom he was sent in the first place for tuition in race riding. Rode the famous Sceptre in most of her races. Xext season is to ride as first jockey to S. B. Joel. "William Griggs, who was apprenticed to Robert Sherwood, at St. Gatien nouse, Xewmarket, subsequently rode for Lord Durham, but this year acted as first jockey to Sir R. W. B. Jardlne, Bart., and the engagement is understood to have been Tenewed. "G. McCall is a son of the well-known Dunbar trainer. Rode principally for Mr. Leopold de Rothschild this year, but, having severed his connection with tho stable, is now .open for an engagement for next year. "C. Trigg was formerly apprenticed to George Continued on second page. ENGLISH AND AMERICAN JOCKEYS. Continued from first page. Thursby, and for him and other owners associated with the Bovoridge Stable rode a large number of winners. In recent years rode chlelly for Charles Hlbbert, but is stated to be engaged to the Manton Stable for 100S. Has twice performed the feat of steering five winners in one day. "E. Wheatley rides for W. Elsey, the Bauniber trainer, to whom he was formerly apprenticed. Headed the list of successful jockeys In 1005. "0. Madden was born in Germany, but graduated under R. Marshs tuition at Newmarket. First claim upon his services has for some years been held by the patrons of Manton House, but it is said that the retainer is not to be renewed in 100S. Madden has headed the list of winning jockeys on four occasions. "II. Jones, familiarly known as the kings jockey, is a member of a family long connected with the royal stables. Became prominent through Ills successful handling of Diamond Jubilee, upon whom ho Avon the Triple Crown and many other valuable races, and has a great reputation as a skilful rider of wayward and bad-tempered animals. "B. Lynham, son of F. Lynhain, trainer, of Rot-tingdean, Sussex, is a highly popular horseman, and rode for Colonel Hall Walker and L. de Rothschild this year. Leaves England to ride next season in France where he was born, under a three years engagement with M. Caillault. "B. Dillon is of Irish births and was for some years attached to Fallons Nctheravon Stable, for the patrons of which W. B. Purefoy, A. P. Cun-liffc, and other gentlemen he won many valuable races. Still rides for the establishment when not required by Major Eustace Loder and the Clare-haven House imtrons, who have first claim."

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