Englands Champion Rider: Stephen Donoghue a Keen Character and Good Sportsman.; Has Been the Leader Since Wootton and Maher Declined--How He Learned His Business., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-27


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ENGLANDS CHAMPION RIDER i Stephen Donoghue a Keen Char ¬ acter and Good Sportsman Has Been the Leader Since Woot Wootton ton and BTaher Declined How HowHe He Learned His Business For eight English racing seasons Stephen Donoghue the Liverpool bred Irish rider has been the leader on the other side Dono ¬ ghue 5s a character 38 years old and learned to ride in the hard experience school after running away from home to follow the horses when he was 13 years old oldI I saw race horses being trained he said recently and went to see John Porter I had an ambition to become a jockey Mr j Porter sent for my father and it was ar arI I ranged that I should go to Kingsclere Eventually I ran away from Kingsclere too tooII II was always running away from somewhere when I was aboy aboyWhen When Frank Wootton and the late Danny Maher ceased to corner the jockey cham ¬ pionship between them Donoghue stepped into the position of leading horseman In ¬ deed his record since he reached his prime has been a wonderful one Here it is isYear Year Won Mounts P C 1014 129 GOO 1853 1115 tiU 378 1C40 1C40inifi inifi 43 2fi2 1C40 1017 42 224 IS 1118 Gfl 270 2077 1019 120 532 24Z 1020 US 632 22K2 1921 141 500 2305 2305He He has been up on the Derby winner tiree times riding Pommem for S B Joel in 1915 Gay Crusader for Mr Cox in 1917 and the illfated Humorist for John Joel last year Also he has won two St Legers two Two Thousand Guineas and the Oaks once onceDonoghue Donoghue excels at Epsom where his courage stands him in good stead over tins awkward course When he had a baa faJl on Abbotts Trace in the Derby of 1920 he actually pulled himself together quickly enough to ride a winner less than an hour later and in the following race he dead heated for first place placeDONOGIIUES DONOGIIUES KEEN SPORTING WAGER WAGERDonoghue Donoghue is a good deal of a sportsman and he tells the story of how he wen a pony 125 off Whalley in 1912 The lat ¬ ter had been saying that unless he rods an ¬ other winner to make his hundredth en the flat he would take out a National Hunt license and ride one jumping After a lot of friend y chaffing the two jockeys agreed to stake 125 a side the total to go to the one who rode the first winner over the sticks sticksDonoghue Donoghue took out a license and rang up trainer Fred Hunt asking for a mount Ha was told to come to Birmingham on the fol ¬ lowing Tuesday Although he was kem cm hunting he had never ridden over hurdles but he won his race raceDonoghues Donoghues two great rivals in recent years yearsI I have been Frank Bullock and Bernard Cars Carsj j lake The latter began to ride in Australia His first mount in public was on Gardner at ati i Moonee Valley New South Wales when he hewas was only fifteen years of age His first winner was Lady Watkins a mare he trained trainedhimself himself and with which ho walked thirty thirtymiles miles to the course courseFrank Frank Bullock is also an Australian hav ¬ ing been born in North Melbourne in 1885 He rede ninetyfour winners in England in 1920 and 122 in 1921 Now he rides as first jockey to Mr J B Joel JoelOne One of the most interesting riders now in England is George Archibald the American who has been given a retainer to ride as first jockey for the Clarehaven stable of I P Gilnin He was one of the best horsemen in the United States in his day and is still able to ride at 108 pounds He has a dis ¬ tinct sense of humor and he pulled the legs of a number of reporters when he larded in England by discoursing on art books and pictures when they wanted to talk about racing

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