How He Rides., Daily Racing Form, 1898-11-18


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HOW HE RIDES la a recently published interview Tod Todd Sloan is alleged to have given the following explana explain ¬ tion ion of his own theories and methods of riding Referring again to the way in which I ride my winners it has been said that I get down well to ray work That is quite true and by this means I cut or escape the breeze which must naturally arise as one rushes through the air j 1 It i said I grip my horse tightly with my kna kina o and that I place my hands within a short distance of the horses mouth all of which is quite untrue Then it has been stated that just before starting I take a double turn with the reins around my hands which enables me to exercise considerable leverage on the head of my mount Again I say this is not true I never did this in my life Further that I do not depend upon any sudden jerking but that I exorcise a steady pressure in any direction I want and that assisting my horse in his strid Astrid ¬ ing King by inclining my body either to the right hand side or the leftband left side I get through as soon as I find an opening Again it is quite untruo untrue It has also been said that I sit my horse where he has most power to carry me and where it is best calculated he will feel my weight the least Yes this is so and that practically is all there is to be said saidAs said As I have remarked before it is the result of long study and has resulted in my winning so many races but after all a great deal depends on the horse but if the jockey has good mate ¬ rial rail he should know how to make the best of it That is all I do If I have a mount 1 take him to be a winner and I endeavor for all I am worth to get him to the post first

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