Mahers Great Career in England: Lands First in the Jockey List This Year in Wins and Percentage, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-29


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MAHERS GREAT CAREER IN ENGLAND. Lands First in the Jockey List This Year in Win3 and Percentage. Danny Maher. the American jockey, has completed the most successful year he has had since he began riding in England. The fiat racing season dame to an end yesterday and found Malier at the head of the jockey list. He has scored a total of 131 firsts, including the last race in which lie rode. Although this is the first time that Manor has had the honor of heading the list of English jockeys, except in percentage, it is not because he was not successful in the saddle over there, but rather a lack of opportunity to ride oftener. due to inability to make low weight. Danny Maher rode for the first time in England in September 1900. the mount being, a winning one. Arriving so late in the year gave him only a limited time to prove his ability, but that was soon evi dent. In the short time that remained he rode twenty-seven winners and finished the season witli a percentage of 21.09 and only once since then has it been less. In 1903 Maher was the victim of a motor car accident, the injuries from which caused his life to be despaired of and kept him out of the saddle for many weeks. Still, that year he rode fifty-six winners and had an average of 13.7S. which was the lowest of his career on the English turf. He led the jockeys in matter of percentage four different years and from 1900 to and including 1907. a period of eight seasons, he. earned a general average of 23.92. a remarkable record. Maher rode the winners of many of the oldest fixtures of the English turf, including three Derbys. Maher is very popular with the Uritish turf patrons and his services are always in demand. An American returning from England recently said: "About the only American that seems to get along perfectly in England is iDanny Maher. and it is pretty good hotting that Danny is more English now than they are themselves, lie has got along because he is shrewd enough to cater to them and to take up their ways and make them his own. Of course, they like him because ho is capable, too, but it wouldnt be easy to call to mind another instance of the kind." Mahers winning mounts and percentages for each year from 1900 to 1907. inclusive, are as follows: Winning Year. Mounts. Percent. 1000 ,.. 27 21.09 1901 94 22.4.1 1902 10G 23.50 1903 50 13.78 1904 115 24.89 1905 , 101 24.57 190G -103 29.17 1907 113 20.8S

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