Jockey Sumter On German Racing., Daily Racing Form, 1910-12-28


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JOCKEY SUMTER ON GERMAN RACING New York December 27 You dont have to speak the native language to get along in Germany says jockey Snmter who rode in that country last season Youll find many Englishmen and Ameri ¬ cans on the German nice courses either as visitors trainers bettors or jockeys Germany is a great country for racing The honor of winning a big race is all the German turfmen care about The betting phase is kept down by the parimutuels and does not cut an important figure Yon seldom hear of plungers although there are many noblemen who bet heavily among themselves for there are no book ¬ makers on the continent except in Austria where they have both layers and machines A jockey is not allowed to go to the German race courses wear Ing a sweater and cap as they do here He must put ou his best suit of clothes have a clean collar and keep tipping his hat whenever he is spoken to The Grunewald race course Is the finest in the world I think It is larger than Belmont Park and cost SOOOOOO marks I iKlieve The horses run ou the grass in all races The Germans are trying lo get hold of the best Knglish stallions and broodmares so that they can improve the quality of their racers I dont believe I shall ever ride In America again I can make eight or ten thousand a year on the other Side and that is more than 1 can get here

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