Knapp Now Public Trainer: Fromer Rider to Take over some of the J. K. L. Ross Horses for Their Early Engagements, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-16


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KNAPP NOW PUBLIC TRAINER Former Rider to Take Over Some of the J. K. L. Ross Horses for Their Early Engagements. NEW YORK, N. Y., Dec. 15. William Knapp, who trained with a full measure of success for Frank J. Farrell, will have a public training stable next year. He has established himself at the Jamaica course and already has the neuculus for a good string of runners. Knapp is one of the younger generation of trainers, and like many others, is a graduate from the saddle. He first came to the turf in 1901 and rode for James Curl at Roby, Ind. His progress as a jockey was rapid and he soon found his way to the front rank in his chosen profession, which he followed with a full measure of success for several years. Before joining the Farrell stable Knapp trained for Willis Sharpe Kilmer, the Bing-hamton sportsman and breeder and after taking over the Farrell horses he proved his skill as a conditioner. It was he who developed the two-year-old Nicholas, that was sold to Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt II. for a big price during the Saratoga meeting. Next Spring Knapp will take over several of the J. K. L. Ross horses from Henry McDaniel, and fit them at Bowie for their early Maryland engagements.

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