Englands Leading Twelve Jockeys, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-15


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ENGLANDS LEADING TWELVE JOCKEYS. With the English flat racing of this year at an end, the leading turf newspapers are replete with the years statistics, among which Snorting Life gives the following readable sketch of the riding celebrities of the year: 1. Maher, who now heads the list for the lirst time, is an American, born at Hartford, Conn. He came to England in Septemlwr, 1000, winning on his lirst mount. He won throe Derhys and nearly every race of imiKrtance in this country, and in all has carried oft S55 races here. Hides for the non. G. Lambtons aud Blackwells stables, but is likely to be up on Bayardo for the Derby next year. F. Wootton is a son of the Epsom trainer. It. Wootton. -who came to England from Australia in the autumn of 1000, after a stay in South Africa. Little Wootton is not yet fifteen years old, hut has ridden 1S3 winners already in this country. Would douhtless have been at top this season but for being suspended for a month. Rides for Lord Durham, who lias lirst claim. Lord Carnarvon and other well-known owners. W. Higgs headed the list of 190G and 1907. Formerly a successful rider in Ireland, his chief employer there. Mr. J. C. Sullivan, inducing him to take up permanent residence in England, with the happiest results. Is lirst jockey to the Beckhamp-ton Stable, but always places his services at Mr. Sullivans disposal whenever wanted. O. M.addeu. who was born in Germany, was introduced as a jockey by R. Marsh, the kings trainer. Headed the list of winning jockeys four times. Formerly rode for A. Taylors Manton Stable, but is now lirst jockey to Mr. Leopold do Rothschild. C. Trigg, formerly apprenticed to Mr. G. Thursby. Todo a large number of winners for that gentleman and others, and has twice performed the feat of riding live winners in one afternoon. On the termination of his apprenticeship, became associated with C. Hlbberts horses, but now holds a retainer as first jockey to the powerful Mantou Stable. rMr. W. Halsey was formerly a rider and trainer under National Hunt Rules, and rode Pan when that horse was second for the Grand National. During recent vears has confined himself entirely to racing on the flat, and has on several occasions had over 100 winning mounts. Rides as lirst jockey to Sir Ernest Cassel. William Griggs served his apprenticeship with R Sherwood, at Newmarket, subsequently riding for Lord Durham. In 1907 nnd 190S has acted as- first jockey to Sir Robert Jardine, by whom he is again retained for next season. v W Saxby. who was born in India, was apprenticed to S. G. Pickering, at Newmarket, and during that time rode a large number of winners. Retained in 1907 by the patrons of W. T. Robinsons Foxhill Stable, and will, it is understood, be attached to the same establishment next year. B. Dillon hails from the Emerald Isle, but has ridden in England for several years. Formerly attached to the Netheravon Stable, but now rides chiefly for Mr. Gilpins patrons. Is a first-class jockey, hut increasing weight restricts his choice of mounts somewhat. II. Randall rode as an amateur for some years prior to 1902. when lie became a professional. Is a son of Sir Henry Randall, the well-known Northampton sportsman, and rode the famous Sceptre in most of her races. Until this year has been chielly associated with two Wantage stables, those of E. Rob-son and C. Morton, the latter trainer to Mr. J. B. Joel. This year has had a retainer from Mr. Joels brother, .Mr. S. B.. whose horses are trained at Newmarket by t Peck. F. Fox is apprenticed to F. Pratt, at Wantage, Rode four winners in succession on one day at Lanark in September and has enjoyed a remarkable run of luck in the chief autumn handicaps. 15. Keeble is also an apprentice, his master being T. Jennings, of Newmarket. Has only been riding two seasons, but has risen rapidly aud his services are now in great request.

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