Nick Wall Subs for Dodson; First N. Y. Mount since 39, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-02


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Nick Wall Subs for Dodson; First N. Y. Mount Since 39 JAMAICA. L. I., N. Y., May 1.— The veteran, Nick Wall, who had not been seen in the saddle on a New York track since 1939, appeared on Burton D. Chaits Poison Arrow in the seventh race, when Doug Dodson took the day off. Wall first gained national -fame when he won the Santa Anita Handicap of 1938 on Stagehand and was, for many years, regarded as one of the .best, if not the best, lightweight riders in the country. He scored many victories in the East on El Chico and Esposa for William Ziegler. Injuries that nearly proved fatal caused his retirement two years ago, and Wall served for some time as an official on the California tracks, but made a successful comeback on the West * Coast last winter. Wall did more riding than Poison Arrow did running, finishing third to Fleet Vixen and Our Tommy.

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