Jockey Erickson Retires, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-30


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- r . JOCKEY ERICKSON RETIRES HAMILTON, Ont, June 29. Henry Erick-son, who for several years has been connected with the Seagram Stable of Waterloo, notified his employers this morning that he had decided to give up riding for the remainder of his years. Ericksons resignation came as a great surprise to his employers and to others who have known him since he first became a rider. Gene Lutz, who now races at the independent tracks around Ohio, was the first horseman to throw Ericksons leg astride a thoroughbred and predicted a great future for his prodigy. Erickson surely made good, as he rode some of the best performers in this country and the United States, and horsemen were unanimous in their praise of his riding ability. This morning at Hamilton Erickson disposed of most of his riding material to his brother riders. His only excuse for quiting the turf is that he suffered internal injuries to his lungs and chest when he fell while astride Runanelf on Monday afternoon.

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