Block Nash Turners Plan: Old-Time Riders Application for License Tabled by Jockey Club Was Star in His Day, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-30


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BLOCK NASH TURNERS PUN 1 Gkl-Timo Eiders Application for License Tabled by Jockey Club Was Star in His Day. NEW YORK, N. Y., July 29. It was not generally known that Nash Turner contemplated a return to race riding. Unfortunately for him his application for a license, which came before the stewards of the Jockey Club, was tabled. This action was taken at a meeting held this week as a part of the preparation for the lacing at Saratoga. At the same time the applications of A. J. Bedell and Charles II. Brown for licenses to train were also tabled. The trainers granted licenses were Charles T. Boots, William Hurley, William W. Loney, Robert I. Miller, John I. Smith, George Taylor, Louis J. Tellott, H. J. Thompson and Benjamin Walters. i The jockeys granted licenses were F. : Bryson, G. Brcuning, C. Bruder, Daniel P. Connelly, W. Tool, H. Stutts, C. Thompson, Albert E. Wilson and Edgar Zorn. Turners last really active part on the turf was the training of a string of horses for T. P. Thome. He met with a fair measure of success for that sportsman and it was thought that he had long since given up all idea of returning to the saddle. Nash Turner was riding over the New York tracks almost twenty-five years ago and he was one of the foremost riders. He rode with a full measure of success abroad and his return would have been at least a novelty. CASE OF WILLIE SHAW. Some years back Willie Shaw, another of the old timers, was almost persuaded to apply for a license and there is no reason to believe that it would not have been granted. He had been promised a liberal contract should he obtain his license and he went as far as the offices of the Jockey Club one afternoon with an idea of putting in his application, but at the last minute he ran out. He was in mortal dread that he might not he able to make good among the young riders of the present day, though there never was a cleaner living rider and there have been few better ones. Had Turner been granted a license and come back a good jockey at his age and after his long absence from race riding it would have been a feat never before accomplished by a jockey, but it is a sure thing that he would have had no end of well wishers. Twenty-two years ago Nash Turner was riding and of that day few arc left to racing except those that have taken up the training or owning of horses. GEORGE ODOM AN OLD-TIME ELDER. George Odom, riding at that time, has since become one of the most astute trainers of the time and at present he is campaigning a considerable string for Robert L. Gerry. Winnie OConnor, Willie Shaw, John Tabor, Milton Henry, Henry Spencer, Tommy Burns, Micky Miles, Otto Wonderly, ITothersall, Patsy McCue, Andy Hamilton, "Tiny" Williams, Eddie Ross, Jack Martin, Monk Co-burn, Pete Clay, John Bullman. J. Hicks, Harry Michaels, Harry Lewis, Bobby Len-drum, Vic Britton, Dupee, Caywood, Dick Clawson, Dominick, Dangman, Rauch, Danny Maher, Wedderstrand, Landry and Ransom were among the riders of that day. What a stable of jockeys could be gathered from this old tribe ! It was a day when jockeys were not made overnight and the riders had to have something else than an ability to leave the barrier "winging." In that same day some of the steeplechase riders were Nat Ray, Silas Veitch, Ernest Heider, William Hcgan, Tim Donahue, Brazil, Dayton, "Gene" Finegan, Barry, Williams, Jimmy Owens, Patsy Gallagher and Huston. Many of these are still in racing as trainers, but they have all long since given up the saddle. But to return to the fiat riders of twenty-two years ago, one was forgotten, and he is still riding. He is no other than old Jess Conlcy. the black boy that is still in the employ of W. II. Fizer and who has been riding all the bad actors in the Fizer stable as well as those that race under the silks of William Farnum. Conley used to be known as "Longshot" Conley and he lia3 not yet forgotten how to sit a horse. It would have been interesting to see Turner come back. Methods have changed since he retired from riding, but it is questionable whether or not they have changed for the better.

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