Ellison Praises Jockey Notter, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-20


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ELLISON PRAISES JOCKEY N0TTER. Charles R. Ellison t elicves that jockey Joseph Notter will ride mure winners during the eastern season than Walter Miller will and says he is willing to back his opinion with money. "I consider Miller a great rider." said Ellison at New Orleans one day last week, "but I think Notter is his aajaaL Of course Notter will have the advantage of riding all of the horses from the Keene stable, which are far superior to the good horses President Williams will race in the east. Notter has had an up-hill fight ever since he became a race horse pilot. His career with Jack McGinnis proved his merit. While that horseman had a few breadwinners among his string there were really no great ones among them, excepting Frank •ill. and Notter had to depeud on outside mounts, gathered indiscriminately, in order to prove that he was a first class rider. "It was because Notter made good on many • • eaataaa last summer and made so few mistakes that I engaged him to ride for me this winter. I have no Colins or Ballots to carry him along to vietory. but in*. spite of the aaar material he has had to ride. Notter stands out from the jockeys here like Pikes Peak over a sand dune. "Notter has improved very much in his riding during the last few months. He has had constant work in the saddle, and this has been a source of gain to him from the standpoints of profit and ex perience. Notter never had such steady cmploymant. He was not in such great demand in the east as Miller, and it might be said that he had only learned the rudimentary parts of his vocation up to 1-isl summer. • 1 base my belief that Notter will be the most successful riib-r this year on the fact that he is |ib.sj,ally right to show to the best advantage. In previous ears he was too small and not strong enough to display his true skill on a heavy headed hois.-: but during the last live mouths he has Jm proved iu height and strength and is now the proper size and weight to secure the l»es| results. As he has always had plenty of skill, he will this ran rank as one of Americas greatest rider-."

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