Successful Jockeys Work Hard.: How Georges Stern Makes Long Jumps to Ride Winners Abroad--Much Reducing., Daily Racing Form, 1907-04-11


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SUCCESSFUL JOCKEYS WORK HARD. How Georges Stern Makes Lonq Jumps to Ride Winners Abroad— Much Reducipq. George* stern, the ■aeeeasfal Preach fctrkey, oa Whose services i. ldmund Blanc lias lirsi .all. put iu a strenuous w -ek at Ike befiaaiafj of the raclas season in Ilan.e and Knulaud. Sunday. March IP. lie rode a winner at Nice, another ai Ifafawa* l.atiitte on Isoaaay, ienkes . tr to Baajland to steer Ol. to vietorv in the I.incolnsliire Derby on tlie Tuesday. Reaeiiin- London before I Oclock in the BMraiag he pa est 4 some time at the Iurk st; hatha, ami msnsyed t. ct ..n three awindii while waiting for the train to Lincoln. This ;,s eertainly niakiii the niot ol" I « i — spate time. He o.iuin to have i.-ti Line.. in al 1 la the afternoon 1. order u. catch the mail 1.. Paris thai niaht. sal ihroaah Usteaint; too long :• m. Bphraasra ron plimeiits for his ride oa Oh lie missed the train ami had to pass the niaht in London. He -■■! sway hj the rath express on Weaweanaj and rushed across France t. paw, where he dne to ride for Coatte de Gansy in the Pnale dEseal. His mount was Bfaroraean, bwl he roald onh tin ih third i.eiiin.i l.e Poane table, 1 . dt by Galiiver, hekmaim; to Vioomle dHareoi!: t. tl.n i Mid !•• he B»ore than us. ml. He oalj 1. in e last year, i.ut he led. Is engagements in the French Derhj end the Grand 1 "1 . v de Paris, siern iwaahl the nlghl cxprcm t.. PariH. and rode on lrida a I Mais. .11- l.atlill.. where he s-,,1,.,1 ,.,, -..,.,,. v.ilk III on Sunday lie rode al Brnsnela. wmnlas Ihe Handicap Optional on Pin- tie l-i:0. mi lor Mi George Aahauin. He l-id to he i.a.k In Parla Moailay, March 25, to ride al Si Cloud. "it ihis is hard work, tell me wba la." .1 Preach larf critic. ■Moreover, Stem is ron MitatktaaUy Inclined lo pal on weight, and has 10 lake plenty oi exercise and frequent i.aihs ,., keep binself light. He iciis everybody thai be bad a ic si comfortable ride on Oh, bat be thinks thai osi of the English boraes thai ran in the race were nalpal.K out of com lit ion. lie is looking forward to another excursion to England before long, and be has received several otter- from English owners to ride for tbent, bo I he cannot o.-ept anj mouni- witn the r nsnar 11 1 of M. Bd i.ioii.l Blanc, who i.;i- the ami claim an liis set riees." Apropos of the foregoing a London racing paper recent B pnbllshed Uu- following, which, in a gen eral way. applies to Jockeys in Asserica as well as those in England: "Althoagh a .jockey- work is not s,, arduous as thai ol a trainer, lie has by 110 means an easy time r it The jockey of the present .la. . thoagfa, is rerj ditTereai lo his feUoai of Bftj years back, The crack Jockey ..1 the present is faahioaably dressed, geaerall] s Tnpulouslj Deal and .lean, and is alt. .-ether far superior. Im.iIi iu position and pocket, to his confrere of half a eeatary back. Yet with all these pleasures lie lias had to Work hard undergoing much hard work before he can obtain his reward. His term oi apprenticeship is not a heaven of l.lis . and daring thai time and in coin ateaciag his career, he baa often to steer dear of all tin- locks aad Qjalcksaaaa that .ouiimially beset his path. "To many Jockeys the greatest tremble is. of Course, their weight. Well he knows thai wilh Increasing .nlk and size ais employment will vanish, and it is possible that be scarcely knows in what other direction he .an turn his hand lo make a Living. Modern inventions, such as Turkish Laths, are, af coarse, Of meal assistance to him. and be does not have to undergo the severe sweat ing operations thai v. ere in VOgae years :i. . SI ill. w.ak has to be done, ami it is not the pleasantest ihin in the world to undertake long walks wrapped up in great coats sad aaanlers. •Time does not bang heavily on the hands ..1 whai may l.e termed the fashionable Jockeys. If there is no racing oa, they are possibly engaged riding trials al sac or ether ..1 our traiaiag quarters, H a jo.key is fortunate raoagh to obtain plenty of masters, be may have M ride in the south of England on Tuesday, in Scotland oa Wednesday, and iu the Midlands on Thursday. Thus a great part of his time is occupied .11 traveling from see place io another. *Dariag one aftemooaa racing a Jockey may have lo ride ill half a dozen events. Thus, one i~ aearcelj over before be baa to change and weigh ..iu fee the neat, besides hmkhag out rot his mown and if e l aa| the owners brntractioas. If the weather is adverse, only those who have expert paced it can realize how the lain heals through the silken jackets, and the .old wind chills to the marrow. Many and many ■ jockey has l.y such exposure laid Ihe seeds of consiinipl ion. which, accelerated l.y hard Bvfang and wastiag, have ultimately In ought him to an early grave."

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