Past and Present Jockeys, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-22


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PAST AND PRESENT JOCKEYS It would perhaps be absurd to hint that the lads of the forties and fifties were more intelligent than those of the present time, but, all the same, few racing men of long expeii-ence will contradict that there is, and had been for some time before the war, a dearth of really good jockeys in England. The cause is not easy to discover, but it is a fact that many boys are spoilt by the pampering they it-ceive as soon as they give promise of ability. Certain scribes are disposed to lavish praise upon them, with the resudt that the vanity of youth becomes aggressively conspicuous, and it would not be harmful if the strictness of old times was carried out by those to whom the lads are apprenticed. Veteran in London Sporting Life.

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