Master Rider of Juveniles: Jockey Saxby, Victim of Consumption, Rode 461 Winners during His Career, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-03


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A MASTER RIDER OF JUVENILES Jockey Saxby, Victim of Consumption, Rode 461 Winners During His Career. LONDON. England. March 17.— "Billie" Saxby, Who was a sue, essful flat lace jockey in England before the war. recently died at Bedford at the age of 34. He was a victim of consumption. During his career Saxby had 3.320 mounts and had ltti alnncin. Ufa best eeaaoa was in 1899. when lie won on sixty-nine occasions. In his prime he was contemporary with the late D. Malier and Frank Wool Ion. 11" rode many notable winners, including Prince Palatine in the Aaeot Gold Cup when the mailman brought down Tracery. Saxby never rede a elastic winner: his nearest was second on Craganour in the Two Thousand Ruiaeas and second on I-ouvois in the Epsom Derby. Many thousands who witaeoacd the contest lor the Two Thousand Gaiaoaa will never be convinced that l rag a m ii r did not finish first in the race and was overlooked by the jndge. He finished close under that officials box. The winner and the other horses wore on lie far side of llie course. Saxby commenced his career in the saddle at the age of fourteen. He excelled as a rider of young-•ten and rude Ciaganonr in all his two-year-old laces. Saxby was born in India and came of a fighting family. He teak part in the great war. He was poMed to a cavalry regiment and became lieutenai. Once when he wis on leave at Newmarket he was a iked if he was leaching liding in the army. •No," he replied, "they are teaching me." He was anee reported killed in action.

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