Australian Skull Cap: E. R. Bradley Has Fifty Made and Will Present Them to Jockeys in Kentucky, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-10


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AUSTRALIAN SKULL CAP E. R. Bradley Has Fifty Made and Will Present Them to Jockeys in Kentucky. PALM. BEACH, Fla.. Feb. 9. Edward R. Bradley, master of Idle Hour Stock Farm and one of Kentuckys most prominent turfmen, recently received a sample skull cap that is used by all jockeys riding on the Australian turf as a preventative against concussion of the brain in the event of a fall during a race. Such caps, which fit close to the head and are worn under the silk cap, have long been in use in Australia, the racing authorities of that country compelling the use of the protective cap. Mr. Bradley sent to Australia for samples, and had a leading firm of hatters in New York copy the Australian samples. One of these caps was placed on a letter scale and weighed a shade under four ounces. When Colonel Bradley stood with his full weight upon the cap, without denting it, the strength of the cap, which is made of liber, was proved. He has ordered fifty of the caps made up and will present them to the riders in Kentucky, and hopes that the Kentucky Racing Comimission may order that all jockeys shall wear one of the fiber caps while riding in a race.

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