E. Martin Refused to Stay Down.: Jockey Who Was So Badly Battered Up at Lexington is Starring at Tijuana., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-15


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E. MARTIN REFUSED TO STAY DOWN. Jockey Who Was So Eadly Battered Up at Lexington Is Starring at Tijuana. Tijuana. Mex.. March 14. — As a rule, when a jockey has a few libs stove in as the result of an accident, or sustains a broken ar.u or leg, his use fulness in the saddle is destroyed or, at least. se-riously impaired. There- are exceptions to the rule, however, and K. Martin is one of them. Even after he came here, long after that fall or rather knock -dowa at Lexington which cost him a broken leg. little- Martin had to use- a cam-, and the Tijuana me-eting was several weeks old before be Accepted any mounts, though in the me-antime be galloped horses in the morning. He may have been a bit timid about going* up into a bunch when he began to ride in races, on Decesaber 7. but if so he soon got over any such timidity. As a matter of fact Martins forte- has never bi-i-n coming from behtod into a bunch. It has always ban just the opposite, getting away in front ami staving there-as long ;is possible. He- is just as e-xiert at that trick now as be ever was. Any time he isnt off in tin- first light it is lieonuse the- horse under him is just naturally a slow beginner. While- alertaess at the post lias always been the chief factor ill his suc-ce-ss he doesnt make many mistake-s after In- gets away from the post, and usually depends on goad hand riding inste-ad of the- whip whe-n it comes down to a stubbornly-contested finish.

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