Butwell Expects to Ride This Year, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-04


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BUTWELL EXPECTS TO RIDE THIS YEAR NEW YORK, N. Y., February 3. James Butwell, the well-known jockey, is now in Baltimore, having gone there to get himself in condition for riding as soon as the season opens in this section. For the past year Butwell has been doing army stunts and, according to his own statements, his experiences have done him a world, of good, especially in the way of health. From now on Bntwell will start condition work by doing morning exercises around Pimlieo and the Gentlemans Driving Park, which is adjacent to the old Pimlico track. There are scores of horses which have to be up and doing these days in Maryland, the season being so mild trainers are beginning their labors early so as to have their charges fit by the opening, which is scheduled for April 1 or thereabouts. When But-well is in his best condition he is a good rider, comparable with some of the leaders and, being a free lance at the present time, it is presumed his services will be required by owners who have .not a regular stable jockey. Army work may have fulled the edge of Butwell, but if he gets back to his best riding form lie can be classed with such riders as Robinson, Elisor, Lyke and Knapp.

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