Good Jockeys Scarce., Daily Racing Form, 1898-08-11


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GOOD JOCKEYS SCARCE SCARCEWith Scarcest With so many tracks in operation at the same time it naturally follows that at each the bulk of the work in the saddle falls to lads woefully deficient in skill and experience At St Louis the situation in this regard is thus set forth in the Republic RepublicLack Republic Lack of riding talent has been the only drawback to the racing at the Fair Grounds this season Tommy Burns and Skeets Skeet Martin were the only real stars of the pigskin that rode here regularly Burns was here with the Schorr Scorer stable for several weeks while Skeets Skeet rodei rode for Barney Schreiber during the early part of the meeting Willie Martin dropped in for a day to ride Timemaker Tidemark in the Inaugural and later on came down from Chicago to pilot Pink Coat to victory in the Derby DerbyCharlie Debaucheries Charlie Thorpe and Fred Littlefield Littered also had mounts in the same race but neither tar ¬ ried reid here over night Jumps Combs is by far the best of the jockeys that have ridden regu Greg ¬ larly glary at the meeting He can hold his own with Johnny McDonald in nil the tricks of the trade and when it comes to finishing McDonald isnt isn't in the same class with him McDonald knows how to handle a horse and is thoroughly famil family ¬ iar liar with the short route around the track but his weakness in finishing is admitted by his btanchest blanches admirers admirersWatson admirers Watson a 65pound stable boy broke even with him Saturday in the Ed FarrellForbush Farrell dead heat McDonald was astride Ed Farrell but he failed to outride Neppers Nippers kid when it came to the final test Snell Smell rode rings around him in the Laurel Stakes landing Ed Farrell a nose in front of McDonalds mount Gibraltar in a terrific finish finishGilmore Finnish Gilmore is only a fair boy He has a hard time of it keeping down to riding weight and weakens himself in the effort Giimore Gilmore had a narrow escape from serious injury in a fall from Scottish Grit early in the meecing meeting This accounts for his timidity timidityWillie timidity Willie Bloss Loss who came down from Chicago with J E Cushings Cushing string has made a poor showing on the local track He piloted Abuse to victory in a stake last spring His first win since then was on Fonclif Foci Saturday Henry Batchelors Bachelors lightweight Lines is the most im ¬ proved rider at the track He was regarded as a stable boy when the meeting opened but is now looked on as one of the best jockeys at the track Lines has been remarkably successful on Maffitts Afflicts horses of late He piloted Gibraltar and Sir Rolla Olla to the front Saturday C Clay the best of the Cincinnati contingent is a poor excuse for a jockey Rulter Ruler whohas whoa been doing all of Schreibers Schreiber riding since Johnny Woods was released is a good strong jockey He has ridden several creditable races Judge Murphy set him down for reckless work on Moch Mooch the otlier outlier day

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