Australia Has New Star In McMenamin, Top Rider, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-12


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Australia Has New Star In McMenamin Top Rider RiderBy By Special CorrespojidentJ MELBOURNE Australia Australia comes up with one more champion in the person of Jockey E McMenamin currently top rider here McMenamin owns a large sheep ranch near Denman Muswellbrook New South Wales where some of the American units are training He is reputed to be wealthy wealthyUnlike Unlike other riders in Australia Mc ¬ Menamin did not go through the long years of arduous praparation for a riding career He keeps himself in condition working on his sheep ranch which would correspond with a cowboys day on a Texas ranch He has ridden for many years and had several narrow escapes Reports have it that he has had at various times thirty five bone fractures fracturesOne One of McMenamins favorite stunts diring the off days of racing is to exhibit his two trained Belgian draft horses Har ¬ nessed to a light sulky with the diminu ¬ tive McMenamin at the reins the two lumbering giants of the equine world go through a smart route The stunt has been pictured by the United States Army Signal Corps McMenamin is just as adept over the jumps as he is on the flat and at a recent Randwick meeting rode the win ¬ ners of hurdle and steeplechase and then the handicap event of one mile and a i quarter on the flat

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