Walkers Stable of Jockeys, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-05


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WALKERS STABLE OF JOCKEYS. Besides having a contract on jockeys Lycitrgus and Connolly and calls on the apprentice riders Forehand and Harris. William Walker is interesting himself in securing the reinstatement of jockey K.l.lie Lynch at Oakland. He has put Lycurgus on the ground, and as he bad first call on Lynch before his suspension he is anxious to get the boy back in good standing and have the benefit of his services during the rest of the winter season. In giving his reasons for keeping Lycurgus on the ground Walker says: "Kor a week after I came to Arcadia, Lycurcus rode as well as Miller or Dugan. or any other boy could ride, and I hen of a sudden he took an awful slump in his riding, and it really looked as if he was pulling horses. It was the same way at La tonia. The first week or so he was" an Archer in the saddle, and then it got so that he could not see a liorse. After a spell on the ground I sup-IKise he will ride as well as ever, for a while anyhow, but 1 cant afford to take chances with him now. Korehand will, I think, develop into a real good rider, and I am sorry he broke his maiden on Old Settler the other day. I wanted him to be entitled to the apprentice allowance at least six months longer than he now will be. I put him up on Old Settler only because I did not think the colt could win. Now that he and Harris are both out of the maiden class, 1 will, of course, ride them right along, but I want a stronger aud more experienced rider, and for that reason am in hopes the suspension against Lynch will be raised.

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