Some of Fred Archers Achievements, Daily Racing Form, 1910-09-16


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SOME OF FRED ARCHER S ACHIEVEMENTS. In the cotilrove-rsy now taking place between the Follower* of D, Maker and F. Wootton as to which is likely i ■cupy the coveted position of lending .jockey at the end of this season, it may interest the present generation ol racing nu n to know what tin Incomparable F. Archer did during his career. At eleven years of age Arcber was indentured to Matthew Dawson, the well-known and highly-respected Newmarket trainer; the exact date ot the contract being February 1 . lMeS. In Cieal Britain Archer had 8.048 mounts, and rode 2.71!! winners, a win of about one in three. If we conn lssii In which year he died, he headed tin- list of winning iockoys for the last thirteen season-, with an average of 201. On e ight occasions he rode over 200 winners each year, his Im-si being 216 iu 1883. T. Loates being the only other jockey to ride 2M winners in mm season. Archer won the Derby five limes. Oaks four, St. Leger -i. Two Thousand four. One Thousand twee. Yorkshire tiaks seven in twelve yean, Oeaarewltch two, City and Suburban five Great Eastern Handicap three and the- IJverpool Autumn Cup three. Strange to say. hi never weighed ill for the Ase-ot Gold Cii!. the Goodwood ut . or the Cam. bridge-shire, which was his fatal race, for wasting to rids st. Mlrin was the cause of his death •Chen Archer crossed the channel be invariably siored. anil for the Orand Prix e!e Paris he rode Bruce in issJ. Paradox in lss.e ami Minting iu ISfML Iu his lime be rode- againsl such nasi masters of the game as Twin Cannon, Sr.. eoeerge- Potdhhm, J. Osborne. II. Coasts hie. II. Cttstni C Wood. Sam Louies. T. I.oale s. the Barretts and many eel hers. Tin- starling gale ami MBflltJ erotic h were unknown. London Winning Post.

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