Upholds Australian Idea: Rider Hector Gray on His Way to England Gossips About Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-10


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UPHOLDS AUSTRALIAN IDEA Rider Hector Gray on His Way to England Gossips About Racing. Hector :riy. an Ausira lisian veteran rider, was recently hen- on a flying trip from New Zealand to England, crossing from San Piaaelaro to Quebec. While in Chicago he stopped over a day to see the BtOCh Yards and talked Btoal inlere-iingly of worldwide racing as ha had worked in it. dray was asloimded .it America end full of wonder that it-racing was sa "disorganised," as in- termed it. Graj upheld tlie Fnglish and Australasian rule which debarred a jockey from betting. "Somehow." said he. "I would be hard to convince that, as in Australia and New Zealand, it is not honored in the breach by many Jerkeyi in England, no matter how substantial the retainers they recurve." 1. ray is evidently of opinion that racing in Falkland is as clean as could be wished. Gray will never he found on the Side of those who ix-lieve stipendiary stewards would improve matters: "i have ridden." said he. "on many of the principal coin ses in Australia and on mosi of those in New Eealaad, but for straight going, cleaa riding and the true sporting spirit nothing comes up to what one finds on the English race courses. I think I am in a parities to know what 1 am talking about, although one bears a great lot on all race courses -especially from the little iavostoi about the dark deeds that never were done and the •crooked things that were never though! of— except in the imagina- i lion of the man who lells the tale because he lost sixty cents when a favorite failed to win!" Grays retainer from sir H. CuaUffe-Owen is 5,ttt fot ihe season. At the end of it lie intends to train probably for Sir 11. p. Cunliffe-Owen, who is the leading tobacco merchant of England and has an American wile. Gray also expects to ride in Several of the big French slakes of the year and hinted that he had already been retained fis Ihe Grand Pill de Paris. e— o -■■ —

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