R. Troxler to Retire from Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-15


view raw text

R. TROXLER TO RETIRE FROM TURF NEW ORLEANS, La., February 14. At the conclusion of the present meeting jockey Roscoe Trox-ler will retire from the saddle after a nding career of nearly twenty-one years, whcn is by far a longer period of active service in the saddle, than that of any other boy now riding. Troxler is impelled to take this course due to the difficulty he is experiencing in getting down to riding weight, a failure that has cost him many mounts this winter. Troxler started his riding career at Churchill Downs in May, 1898. His first mount was on a mare named Lygia, and Will Shelley was clerk of the scales. His first winning mount was on Infelice at Fort Erie September 19 of the same rear. The following March in tills city he was ruled off, and the next year he traveled with Jay Cooks Hippodrome as a rider. In 1901 he was reinstated by the American Turf Congress, and since that time he has ridden almost continuously on all the principal race courses in this country.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1910s/drf1919021501/drf1919021501_1_8
Local Identifier: drf1919021501_1_8
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800