Fred Taral to Leave Germany Soon: Noted American Jockey Expects to Return to This Country in near Future, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-22


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FRED TARAL TO LEAVE GERMANY SOON Noted American Jockey Expects to Return to This Country in Near Future. NEW YORK, N. Y., December 21. Fred Cowman, who rode for Charles Dwyer in this country some years ago and who afterward spent five years abroad riding many winners, received a letter from Fred Taral yesterday from Berlin. The celebrated American jockey will return to this country as soon as he can get suitable transposition after a successful year in Germany witli the stable of the Weinberg Brothers, for whom he has ridden and trained for some years. Taral may not stay here, his chief object being to look after some property he owns in this country, which is now in the hands of the government, having been taken over with prooerty belonging to Germans during the war. While Fred is of German descent, he Is an American citizen and believes his claim will be recognized, as soon as he gets here. Speaking of the high cost of living in Germany. Taral says In his letter: "A suit of clothes costs about 00; a pair of shoes 0, and a collar .50 in German money." Friends of Tarals will be surprised to learn that he lost his wife early in the war and, owing to the conflict having started while she was ill. lie was unable to get back here with otlier Americans. Taral says in his letter that racing in Germany was successful and well patronized tills year, there being as high as 50.000 persons at the track on week days and i50,000 on Sundays.

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