Here and There on the Turf: Chicago Uncovers Good Jockey; Arcaro Not Flashy Apprentice; Gets Best Chance at Arlington, Daily Racing Form, 1934-06-16


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Here and There on the Turf Chicago Uncovers Good Jockey Arcaro Not Flashy Apprentice Gets Best Chance at Arlington A custom in this country regarding the development of topnotch jockeys is for one and maybe two out of every ten brilliant apprentices to learn enough during the first season to be able to remain in the limelight after losing their allowance Every now and then however a lad of several years experi ¬ ence who failed to do anything sensational as an apprentice indicates by his everyday work that he has that something which separates the jockey from the boy who just dresses in fancy silks and carries a whip whipThe The latest of these young men to come out of comparative obscurity to assert him ¬ self as a master of his profession is Eddie Arcaro who now is very much of a favorite with the racing fans of his home town which is Chicago Many years have gone by since a Chicago racing crowd witnessed four such rides by one jockey as Arcaro put up on Martie Flynn Chance Line Mumsie and Bertjohn each of which was victorious at Washington Park Thursday Arcarog effort on Chance Line was his easiest as the Joseph E Widener colt was in a run ¬ ning mood and had only to be expertly re ¬ strained behind Sun Captor until the final three furlongs But the others called for top notch riding Arcaro scored his first victory of the day on Martie Flynn which ever has been a hard horse to ride but more difficult as he advanced in years Being a nineyearold now Martie requires expert services espe ¬ cially when meeting such tough opposition as he encountered Thursday The Chicago lad nursed Martie along until the final quar ¬ ter saved ground until it was impossible and then sent his mount forward at a pace that left something for the final brush This turned out to be a very smart move as Curb Bit would have overtaken Martie if the latter had been handled in any other fashion fashionWhile While Chance Line had only one horse Sun Captor to defeat Arcaro had to use all his skill to get Mumsie down in front He had his mounl close to the rail in the early running while saving ground and took in ¬ stantaneous advantage of an opening that occurred at the top of the stretch to start his move that Mumsie had only to finish well to get the verdict Astride Bertjohn in the final race Arcaro had to call on his finishing power to gain a nose decision over Paul T as the latter hung tenaciously to the former all through the last quarter and would have won by an ample margin with riders reversed reversedArcaro Arcaro began riding in 1932 when he won with sixtytwo of 557 mounts for the meager percentage of 11 Last season he was the third busiest jockey in the country accept ¬ ing no fewer than 1029 mounts even though he enjoyed the apprentice allowance but part of the year The horseman however appeared to realize that he had ability and this was justified by the fact that he rode 132 winners with a percentage of 13 Up to June 1 of this year showing improvement right along Arcaro guided home fortynine of the 360 horses he rode and this is a per ¬ centage of 14 which he helped somewhat by his quartet of triumphs of Thursday coming as it did on the first day he resumed riding after serving a tenday suspension suspensionFor For the Arlington Park meeting Arcaro has given a call on his services to Charles C Van Meter when he has not a mount for his contract employer C E Davison Eastern trainers should watch this lad at Arlington where he will be pitted against such experts as Workman Garner Meade and Coucci because he seems ripe for a try on the big apple Except for his rough riding which he will learn to curb in time Arcaro appar ¬ ently has what it takes good seat and hands fearlessness ability to use his whip and above all knowledge of what hes doing

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