Englands Twelve Best Jockeys., Daily Racing Form, 1910-12-16


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ENGLANDS TWELVE BEST JOCKEYS F Woptton is the eldest sou oCJt Wootfort tUel Epsom trainer who arrived iiP this country from Australia four years ago after a short residence in South Africa The boy was almost immediately suc ¬ cessful as a jockey and now heads the list for the second time In succession in spite of a suspension lasting two months Has ridden during the season as first jockey to the patrons of G Lambkins stable and it Is understood that the retainer is renewed for 1911 1911I I Maher an American born at Hartford Conn was very successful in America prior to 1000 in which year in September he came here Winning on his first two mounts he has never looked back since and his present century is the seventh he has scored whilst it is some time siiicc he registered his one thousandth success in England Has won three Derbys and nearly every race of importance on the English turf whilst this season toe also carried off the Austrian Derby Had the unique experience for a leading flat race jockey of riding the winner of a hurdle race this taking place two years ago at Kempton Park Is regarded the most brilliant horseman since Archers day and his yearly average of over twentyrfive per ent can be quoted as proof of his sterling ability Rode a winner for his late Majesty King Edward at Newmarket Houghton meet ¬ ing receiving afterwards the royal congratulations and a souvenir in the shape of a scarf pin Will continue to ride for Lord Roscbery Mr Fairie and Leopold de Rothschild next season seasonC C Trigg who was extraordinarily successful as an apprentice during which period his master was George Thursby lias not previous ridden so many winners as ninetyfive although he has always run up a good score Has had more mounts than any other jockey this year Is a popular and dashing rider and has twice performed the feat of carrying off five races in one afternoon In 190 was first jockey for Maiiton but this year rode for Captain Dewlmrsts stable Next season is retained by Sir John Thursby whose horses are trained at Malton but he will doubtless continue to ride as frequently as meetingsW usual at the principal southern meetings W Higgs who headed the list in 1906 and 1907 finished third last year and 1903 and now drops to fourth place Commenced riding in Ireland but was induced by J C Sullivan to come to England where he has ever since pursued a successful career Rides as first jockey for the Beckhampton Stable and is much in request by other owners ownersF F Rickaby Jr Is a son of the recently retired jockey F Rickaby who previous to what is known as the American Invasion was one of our leading horsemen Originally apprenticed to the Hon G Lambton young Rickabys indentures were trans ¬ ferred to Felix Leach who has also introduced an ¬ other smart apprentice this year in F Winter Rick ¬ aby won a sensational victory on Magic in the Goodwood Cup beating Malier on the famous Bay ardo and amongst other good performances may be mentioned his seven successes in one week during August AugustWalter Walter Griggs a younger brother of William Griggs was apprenticed to the Newmarket trainer R Sherwood and after a very successful probation period became first jockey to J B Joel for whom lie has ridden three seasons and will again do so in 1911 1911W W Saxby a native of India also served his ap ¬ prenticeship at Newmarket tinder the tuition of S Pickering and rode many important winners during that time Afterwards became attached to the Fox hill Stable whilst for Col Hall Walker and the patrons of Druids Lodge bo also did good service This year was retained by the Clarohaven establish ¬ ment mentWilliam William Griggs like his brother Walter received his instruction from Robert Sherwood and although lie has not experienced much success during the last two or three seasons the horses he has been called upon to ride have generally been very moder ¬ ate This is a matter for regret as Sir Robert Jardinc by whom he has been and still is retained is a highly popular sportsman sportsmanF F Fox formerly apprenticed to F Pratt at Wan ¬ tage has continued to ride as first jockey for the patrons of his old stable the principal of whom is James de Rothschild Won the Doncaster Cup for that gentleman this year on Bronzino after a nar ¬ row defeat for the St Leger Also rides regularly for Lord Durham Carried off no fewer than nine races at the Lanark and Edinburgh meetings last year yearE E Wheatlev has been attached from the outset of bis career to the Baumber Stable controllod by W E Elsev and during the heyday of that estab ¬ lishments prosperity won a large number of races and five years ago actually headed the list with well over 100 winners His total of forty now is therefore modest by comparison but be shows an excellent average and as be has entered upon an association with M D Peacocks powerful Middle ham Stable is likely to go ahead again next year yearII II JclIIss one of the many clover apprentices turned out by Tom Jennings at Newmarket has not been prominently before the pnblu until this year although he had already ridden a few winners With forty successes be comes out second amongst the apprentices and wound up with a victory in the last great race of the year yearJ J II Martin who came to England during the Sloan period was instantaneously successful and except that in 1007 he tried his luck in Austria has remained here ever since Is a popular and competent horseman and having the advantage of retainer from II P Whitney is not now com ¬ pelled to undergo the hardships of wasting which caused him so much inconvenience in earlier years Is an enthusiastic devotee of winter pastimes and spends the annual recess at Davos Platz where he and Mrs Martin are well known and much liked I London Sporting Life

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