Twin Ambitions In The Career Of Every Jockey, Daily Racing Form, 1939-05-08


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TWIN AMBITIONS IN THE CAREER OF EVERY JOCKEY LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 6.— The twin ambitions of every young jockey from the beginning of his career, naturally, is to ride the winner of the Kentucky Derby and to lead the American jockey list, which is to pilot the greatest number of winners in a single year. Most of them never achieve either goal, but since 1895, from which, year the records of the American Racing- Manual are complete, four have accomplished both aims. Mack Garner rode Cavalcade to victory in the 1934 Derby nineteen years after his name headed the national riding list. "Chick" Lang guided the most winners in 1921 and seven years later achieved a Derby victory astride Reigh Count. Vincent Powers, top rider in 1908 and 1909, included among hs winners of the latter year the Kentucky Derby hero, Wintergreen, while "Soup" Perkins, negro, led the riders and guided Halma to a Derby success in the same year, 1895.

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