A Well Known and Successful Eastern Trainer, Daily Racing Form, 1913-03-26


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* — + f A WELL KNOWN AND SUCCESSFUL EASTERN TRAINER i * h JAIES FITZSIMMONS. WORD COIti from the east that .lames Fitz-siuimons is about to take the lield witii the .string of horses iliat he trains for himself and others. Mr. PitaeimaBooa wintered his horses at she. ]-iiead Kay and recently shipped them to Norfolk. Vh., where he will begin his 1913 easapatora. Mr. Iilz-ininiiii- lias ligurcd prouiinent Iv among the successful trainers ..f the country in rreem years. h, .-uhlitlnn. lie lias achieved considerable success as ■ developer and maii-ager of skillful Jockeys. It was Mr. ntzsim moos good fortune to handle jo.-k.-v Walter Miller when that sensationally successful rider "a- al Ihe height of his form in the saddle n lew years a8o. M,,n. recently Mr. Fitxslmmona has bad charge of jockey McCahey, who. under hi- employi ra aide tutelage, botanic one of the leaders among American riders a season or two ago. When racing was in the beyanvy of its nraa peril.v on the New fork Hacks a few years ago Mr. Kiiz-imnion- trained a public stable and enjoyed Ihe patronage Of several owners ,,l substantial standing. Most of those for whom he trained at that time have retired from the sport nil account of being denied the pleasuie ui seeing their horses in action on the famous courses of New York, and Mr. Fitssitnmopa. as .1 consequence, ha- during ihe anal two or three year- raced more horses for his own account than he was accustomed to. Iu fact, hi- stable nowadays is largely made up of his own hm-e-. although he is still handling some for oilier owners. Last year Mr. Kitz-iminon- enjoyed his urns! successful season, sudauiug forty-two winners and -landing eighth anion- the trainer- of the country. In Id 1 he had saddled twenty-four *■ f». as against twenty-two iu lino twenty in 1!mi«.». eighteen Iu Itnfi and Bfteen iu iimit His stable particlnated successfully In the Ken lii.-U.v and Canadian racing; of last year. Isu- allj it h.i- been Mr. liiz-iinmons- practice to ei.ntiiie his campaigns to the Important tracks ol the oust. Sandhill was the most useful racer that carried his colors last season. Other well known horses that he has raced in tin pasi two er three year- Include Via Octavia. Harvey 1". nul Summer Night, of the horses that be recently handled with success for other owner- Rosses ux is probably licst known. He trained this sprinter Im B. Mnrrai and made a gowl showing wl h him. .lam.-- Iliz-iiiinmi-- lii -I , iuw ,t i ,n with racing w.-i- as a jockey in Ihe .lavs when the sm.it tli.iui-lieil on in. V w Ii isc.t. Hack-. In u hrcreasiiig weight mil short hi- riding career he naturally took im training a- a vorathw. lie is a man of agreeable personality and enjovs an nvo-xceled rep uiation for probitjr and slraightlmwaidtiess, not only on the turf, but iu all his dealings with his fellow man. ■" =

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