Fred Fosters English Fable, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-11


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FRED FOSTERS ENGLISH FABLE. Fred Foster js at Oakland threatening to race in America next, season and. to show a jockey of great ability to the American racing public. Foster has not got any horses yet, but threatens to get some. The jockey is a Chicago boy named J. Brady. Foster says "to the San Francisco Chronicle: "Young Brady rode a lot of winners in England, winning, among other races, the First Nursery Handicap for two-year-olds, at Gatwlck with Athlete; a colt which carried 12S pounds and ran six furlongs in l:llg. The boy Is pronounced by Foster a finished rider and can do 100 pounds, will soon take out a license to ride at Oakland, and with that in view is now getting himself into condition." Athlete, according to the English records, is a three-year-old French-bred chestnut colt by Chevale dOr Cendritha. Phillips had him this season and lie ran twelve times and didnt win. In 190C Athlete, lor Never Beat, was out in another dozen races and "won two minor events in Ireland, one at Limerick and another at Phoenix Park, Dublin. The Dublin race, wortli about ,000, was the Sutton Nursery Plate, and Athlete won it with 123 pounds up. All the others had high weights under the rules and the lot was poor. Brady rode Athlete in this Dublin race, but in the even poorer race at Limerick, the 00 Kyle Plate, Walklngton was up. Clearly, Athlete was no star. Fosters fable Is a year late upon its historical side. Athletes alias of Never Beat suggests the fact that Foster raced and trained the colt in 190G. .

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