Jockey Tommy Burns Retires.: During His Last Nine Years on American Turf He Rode 1,417 Winners., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-21

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JOCKEY TOMMY BURNS RETIRES During His Last Nine Years on American Turf He Rode 1417 Winners Tommy Burns has retired permanently from the saddle He rode in Germany last year but did not care to remain abroad Burns is well fixed finan ¬ cially and is taking life easy He said a few tlays ago in New York that racing in European countries would never be killed for the reason that the sport is fostered and patronized by rovalty He also de ¬ clares that all of the big race tracks in Germany are rolling in wealth wealthBurns Burns had a long honorable and successful career on tlie American turf From IS9S to 190C he was among tlie leading riders and was the premier in 1S9S and 1S09 Below is a table of Burns riding records during the nine years he was in full action on the American race tracks Totals 9 6618 1417 1100 102C 3009

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