Albert Jonson Retires: Increasing Weight Causes Clever Jockey to Abandon the Saddle Permanently, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-19


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ALBERT JOHNSON RETIRES Increasing Weight Causes Clever Jockey to Abandon the Saddle Permanently. Jockey Albert Johnson, whoso name will always be associated with Exterminator, Sallys Alley and other good ones of tha turf has ridden his last race. The clever horseman, who was brought out by Stuart Polk, thought that he would go abroad last 5-pring when he found that he was making weight so rapidly that there was little hope of his getting any work that would compensate him for the road work and fasting he would have to endure in order to take a mount at even scale weight This was abandoned, however, and now he has made up his mind to seek employment in some other channel. Asked if he would train a stable of horses, Johnson said that he might follow that branch of the turf, but from the way he talked it is likely that some, field outside of racing will see him in the future. Johnson is a young man of good address and should succeed in any line of endeavor. He was a fine rider of two-year-old.- and he was up .on Sallys Alley when she w.n both Futurities in 1921. He was perhaps the most successful rider that Exterminator ever had and he will always be remembereu for his handling of that marvelous gelding.

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