1931 Stake Winning Jockeys: Riders Who Figured Prominently in Feature Races of Last Year, Daily Racing Form, 1932-02-10


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1931 STAKE WINNING JOCKEYS Eiders Who Figured Prominently in Feature Races of Last Year. . C. Kurtsinger Tops List With 69,330 Won by Horses Which he Rode R. Workman Second With 60,730. Horses may make jockeys, or the reverse rule may apply, or, more logically, it is a little of one and a little of the other; but, anyway you like it, there is no getting away from the fact that when good horses are ridden by good jockeys success for both is assured. It would, of course, be impossible for jockeys to earn money up in the hundreds of thousands of dollars without having mounts on good horses in rich stakes, and in many cases where there is an abundance of class in the fields that strive for the big stakes it is superior jockeyship which decides just where the richest plums fall. Top Flight, the two-year-old, and Twenty Grand, the three-year-old of the year in question, were the biggest stake winners in 1931, and their regular riders were the leaders among the stake-winning jockeys. C. Kurtsinger led R. Workman by a small margin because he had the leg up on Twenty Grand in more stakes than Workman had on the two-year-old. The difference was that between 69,330 and 60,730. Either amount is a tremendous lot of money for a jockey to win in stake races, in a single year, yet Kurtsinger literally "coasted" to his gigantic total, so superior was the horse-jockey combination in the great stakes in which Twenty Grand won. Twenty Grand won the Dwyer Stakes by two lengths, at 1 to 30 in the betting; he won the Jockey Club Gold Cup by three lengths, at 1 to 50; the Lawrence Realization by six lengths; the Kentucky Derby by four lengths, and the Belmont Stakes by ten lengths. And then, after the Twenty Grand campaign was over, Kurtsinger was legged up on St. Brideaux and won the Latonia Championship Stakes,; at a mile and three-quarters, by six lengths. Kurtsingers largest single stake was the Belmont, 8,770, and next was the Kentucky Derbys 8,725. The Greentree rider had a fair start on Workman by riding the winners of the winter stakes in Florida, including the Florida Derby, and he came to the "big time" with a good deal more than 0,000 to his credit before Workman got into action. Workman would have nassed Kurtsinger had he been in the Top Flight stirrups with the beginning of the fillys unprecedented money-winning streak, but he was not. A. Robertson rode Top Flight in her maiden race and victory, the Clover Stakes, and it was Robertson who piloted her in the Lassie Stakes at Arlington Park. Robertson was also fortunate enough to ride Mate in this colts greatest victory, the , Classic Stakes, the richest scored by any three-year-old, and these successes gave Robertson third place over George Ellis, who rode Mate in the Preakness Stakes and American Derby. Other notable victories achieved by Robertson were on Mad Frump in the Endurance, and on Dr. Freeland in the Southern Maryland Handicap. "Robby" was forging on to the 00,000 mark when the rich stake season "came to a close in Maryland. His total reached 93,445. Ellis won 30,000, and then came Pete Walls, with 13,535; E. Steffen. with 11,-055. and L. McAtee. with 08,900. Those were the jockeys to win in excess of 00,000. This figure, flat, was reached by Steve ODonnell in his single stake victory of the year, the Agua Caliente Handicap, with the now retired Mike Hall. C. KURTSINGER Stake. Track and Date. Won. Inaugural Handicap, Miami; Jan. 15 $ 2.650 Hialeah High-Weight Handicap, Miami ; Jan. 31 2,930 Hialeah Park Stakes. Miami: Feb. 7 2.5R0 Nursery Stakes, No. 2, Miami; Feb. 28 2.820 Florida Derby, Miami; March 7 10,800 Philadelphia Handicap, Havre de Grace; April 18 9,000 Rosedale Stakes, Jamaica; April 23 , 3.700 Chesapeake Stakes, Havre de Grace; April 25. 9.950 Wood Memorial Stakes, Jamaica; May 2. 10.200 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs; May 16.. 48.725 Belmont Stakes, Belmont Park; June 13 58.770 Broadway Handicap, Aqueduct; June 18 4,225 Carter Handicap. Aqueduct: June 30..... 7.400 Dwyer Stakes, Aqueduct; July 4.; 11.500 Myrtle Claiming Stakes, Aqueduct; July 10.... 3.7P.5 Saratoga Handicap, Saratoga; Aug. 6 7,700 Lawrence Realization Stakes, Belmont Park; Sept. 12 29.700 Ladies Handicap, Belmont Park; Sept. 16 2,725 Jockey Club Gold Cup, Belmont Park; Sept. 19 10,400 Latonia Championship Stakes, Latonia; Oct. 31 29,830 Total 5269,330 R. WORKMAN Stake. Track and Date. Won. Metropolitan Handicap, Belmont Park; Mav 23.$ 7.525 Spindrift Handicap, Belmont Park: May 28.,.. . 4.180 Speed Handicap. Belmont Park; June 9 4.175. Brooklyn Handicap, Aqueduct; June 20 13,900 Speculation Claiming Handicap, Aqueduct; July 2 3.400 Gazelle Stakes, Aqueduct; July 7 3,150 Empire City Handicap, Emoiro City; July 11.. 5,250 Frivolity Claiming Stakes, Empire City ; July 14 4.305 Fleetwing Handicap, Empire City; July 16.... 3,420 Saratoga Snecial, Saratoga; Aug. 15 11,000 Spinaway Stakes, Saratoga; Aug. 22 8.400 Matron Stakes, Belmont Park ; Sept. 9 23.750 Futurity Stakes, Belmont Park ; Sent. 19 94.780 Breeders Futurity, Latonia; Oct. 3 17.325 Pimlico Futurity, Pimlico; Nov. 7... 56,170 Total 60,730 A. ROBERTSON Stake. Track and Date. Won. James Rowe Memorial Handicap, Bowie; April 4 3,390 Prince Georges Handicap, Bowie; April 11 3,430 Aberdeen Stakes, Havre de Grace; April 22.... 13,850 Pimlico Oaks, Pimlico; May 1 2,790 Keene Memorial Stakes, Belmont Park ; May 16 7.075 Woodstock Plate, Woodbine Park; May 25.... 2,340 Prince of Wales Handicap, Woodbine Park; May 29 880 Queens Hotel Cup Handicap, Woodbine Park; May 29 .. 1,130 Maturity Stakes, Belmont Park; June 3 4,075 Suburban Handicap, Belmont Park; June 6.... 11,200 Clover Stakes, Aqueduct; June 17 5,775 Quebec Derby, Dorval Park; June 27... 3,525 Lassie Stakes, Arlington Park; July 8 19,125 Classic Stakes, Arlington Park; July 18 73,650 Continental Handicap, Jamaica; Oct. 10...... 3,120 Southern Maryland Handicap, Bowie; Nov. 21. 25,540 Endurance Handicap, Bowie; Nov. 28 12,550 Total 93,445 G. ELLIS Stake, Track and Date. Won. Preakness Stakes, Pimlico; May 9 $ 48,225 American Derby, Washington; June 20...... 48,675 Kenner Stakes, Saratoga; Aug. 18........... 4,925 Stanley Produce -Stakes, Woodbine Park; Sept. 29 10,150 Bowie Handicap, Pimlico; Nov. 4 8,750 Thanksgiving Handicap, Bowie; Nov. 26 9,275 Total .. 30,000 P. WALLS Stake, Track and Date. Won. Southampton Handicap, Jamaica; May 13....$ 4,100 Debut Stakes, Belmont; May 18 3,075 Great American Stakes, Aqueduct; June 27.... 12,250 Arrow Claiming Stakes, Empire City; July 21.. 2,690 Hopeful Stakes, Saratoga"; Sept. 5 45,950 Maryland Handicap, Laurel Park; Oct: 24 16,500 Washington Handicap, Laurel Park; Oct. 31... 25,950 Pimlico Home-bred Stakes Fall, Pimlico; Nov. 10 3,020 Total 13,535 E. STEFFEN Stake, Track and Date. Won. Fashion Stakes, Belmont Park; June 2 $ 6,200 National Stallion Stakes, Belmont Park; June 13 24,880 Hyde Park Stakes, Arlington Park; July 1.... 20,675 Arlington Matron Handicap, Arlington Park; July 22 ... 10,850 Alabama Stakes, Saratoga; Aug. 14 14,200 Tomboy Handicap, Belmont Park; Sept. 14.. 4,175 Prince Georges Handicap, Bowie; Nov. 16.... 10,225 Havre de Grace Cup Handicap, Havre de Grace; Oct. 3 : 19,850 Total .....,.11,055 L. MATEE Stake, Track and Date. Won. Kings County Handicap, Jamaica; April 25..$ 5,700 Jamaica Handicap, Jamaica; April 29 5,050 Juvenile Stakes, Belmont Park; May 26 14,500 Withers Stakes, Belmont Park; May 30 27,300 Flash Stakes, Saratoga; Aug. 6 5,050 Whitney Stakes, Saratoga; Aug. 15 6,900 Grab Bag Handicap, Saratoga; Aug. 19...... 3,150 S. ODONNELL Stake, Track and Date. - Won. Agua Caliente Handicap, Agua Caliente; March 22 00,000

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