Griffith Saddle Star Of Fairmount Meeting: Young Apprentice Has Ridden 25 Winners on 15 Racing Programs, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-12


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APPRENTICE KENNETH GRIFFITH Griffith Saddle Star Of Fairmount Meeting MeetingYoung Young Apprentice Has Ridden 25 Winners on 15 Racing Programs ProgramsFAIRMOUNT FAIRMOUNT PARK Collinsville 111 June 11 Kenneth Griffith currently the leading Fairmount Park rider with 25 win ¬ ners in 15 nights activity is regarded by competent observers as one of the best rid ¬ ing prospects seen here in years yearsGriffith Griffith arrived here without much notice having only started his riding career last year at the Waterford Park meeting Apprentice Griffith began slowly here but soon sprung into prominence when he booted home four winners on May 28 out of only five mounts On the other he finished a strong second With that win ¬ ning streak Griffith took the lead away from the older rider Palmer Domenico and since then continued to ride in excel ¬ lent style styleGriffith Griffith who is presently under contract to the Trumac Stable owned by Ray Nelson rode his first winner at the Fort Erie track on August 1 1952 He started his career as a saddlesmith under the guidance of George Stribling who saw great promise in the lad ladGriffith Griffith has high hopes that he may con ¬ tinue on to read the riding heights at ¬ tained by other riders like Eddie Arcaro Job Jessop Charlie Burr Steve Brooks and the late Paul Keester all of whom rode with great success at the Collinsville oval in years past pastThe The Trumac Stable will ship to the Cen ¬ tennial race meeting at the close of Fair mount Park and many horsemen are of the opinion that Orif f ithrwill continue on due to his slight build and ability to get run out of his mounts

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