Trainer Mansers American Derby: How the Man Who Fits The Panther Rode Strathrose in Chicagos Great Race., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-24


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TRAINER MANSERS AMERICAN DERBY How the Man Who Fits The Panther Rode Strath rose in Chicagos Great Bace George Waggle Manser who trains The Panther present favorite for the English Derby and consirteretl among the best of English experts was the boy who had such an inglorious trip on the Duke of Beauforts English eolt Strathrose in the Worlds Fair American Derby run at Washington Park Time 24 IS3 This was the Boundless 0000 year and Strathrose a leggy brown colt by Highland Chief Queen of the Hoses got off last and stayed there Master Manser was caught napping at the post after a long jockeying delay of ninetyseven minutes which nearly wore starter Pettingill to a frazzle Boundless beautifully handled by Snapper Oarrison won as he chose It was i notable field the horses following Round less home being St Leonards the favorite Clifford Aldebaran Chorister G W Johnson Ingoniar Tyro St Croix Plntns ijRamapo Don Alonzo Lookout Oporto and Strathrose StrathroseThe The latter never started in this country again Manser and he went home a few days after the Derby The eolt had been jumped on and cut about the legs during the many melees at the post Strathrose ran once again in England and was heard of no more He never was much Master Manser gathered experience and went on He was a nice and mannerly little chap and a good horse ¬ man in those days Now he is some forty five years old and one of the leaders in his line pf work workAt At the time there were some features and silly reports in the daily papers about a con ¬ spiracy among the American riders to prevent Strathrose winning the race and something akin to a sensation was made of the affair Columns of lurid matter were turned out by the imaginative reporters and this was promptly copied into the English papers In the light of Strathroses racing before in and after the race these reports were ridiculous Manser suddenly found himself notori ¬ ous ousIn In a recent sketch of Manser R S Seviers Winning Pcjst prints this George Manser is a most versatile little cJiay lie has ridden in nearly every civilized country in the world served two years as a stretcherbearer In France during the war and is n highlygifted musician As a violin player he is a gold medalist can perform on at least four other musical instruments can sing a real good song and clearly knows how to train horses Verily one might say a sort of modern Admirable Crichton Old Man Manser as the father of the Manser boys is termed is seventysir years of age but no one would think so to look at him He is as active as a young fellow of thirty and can still hold his own at nearly any game At billiards lie is hot stuff and as a raconteur well he can go some Ask him about his experience in Russia when lie was training for the then czar Baron Munchausen would faint Joking apart Mr Man ¬ sers reminiscences would make a volume of sur ¬ passing interest

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