Tribute to a Great Rider, Daily Racing Form, 1914-01-02


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TRIBUTE TO A GREAT RIDER. With the retirement of Frank Wootton from the saddle, owners lose the services of one of the most accomplished jockeys that has ever ridden in this country and. it can also be added, one of the most popular. Since his arrival here in 1900. his career has been practically an uninterrupted success, and from The first time he rode he has proved himself able to hold his own with the best horsemen against whom he was pitted. Though it was not his lot to have the honor of riding the winner of the Derby, he has a couple of classic winners to his credit, for he rode Perola. which took the Oaks in 190i, and was also on the back of Swynford when he carried oft" the St. Leger in 1010. In addition he steered Houli to victory in the Grand Prize of Paris in 1912, and has been on the backs of a larg" number of winners of races of importance, handicaps and other. London Sportsman.

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