American Trainers Abroad., Daily Racing Form, 1913-09-02


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AMERICAN TRAINERS ABROAD The typical American trainer as represented to us some few years ago with long hair cadaverous face and a ceaseless flow of tobacco juice from his mouth has never put in au appearance to my knowledge The Yankee trainers as we knew them were always men of intelligence keen of brain and alert in manner They are for the most pact unas ¬ suming and democratic an easily approached and treat those employed under them with every con ¬ sideration Above all things they are in no way given to swank They know every move in the game from A to Z and what the successful ones dont know with regard to stable management and care of delicate horses besides being adepts in plat ¬ ing and shoeing horses is not worth putting inside tlie lining of your hat The first Yankee trainer record ¬ ed as practising his art in Kngland was Miner wllo came over with Mr Ten Broeck in 1857 in charge of Lecompte Prior Prioress and others Miner like Ills compatriots believed in long slow work for horses with plenty of sweating a system which has been reversed by present day trainers except in a few Instances J Huggins until lie retired from training in 1000 was a staunch believer in the old system and he won a number of races for Mr H B Dnryea prior to racing being stopped in the States StatesAmerican American trainers have long since abandoned the old system of prolonged sweating gallops and the work done is for the most part light short and sharp The great Idea is to make the horses handy and not to get them to dislike their work on the track Mr John Huggins who trained for Lord W Beresford had great success when in England He trained on the lines of most English trainers and his were the only horses that wore hoods and quar ¬ tersheets in the States Much of course has been written of the success of Messrs Duke and Wishard who were able trainers trainersAndrew Andrew Jackson Joyuer the ownertrainer Is a shrewd man He had a successful career on the American turf before coming to Kngland He trained for Mr Sydney Paget an Englishman who at one time owned a number of good horses Toyner also trained for Mr A Belmont for whom he won plenty of races Toyner hails from one of the southern states and has been connected with the thoroughbred from childhood He it was who gave the renowned Danny Manor his first lessons in the saddle saddleSam Sam Hildreth is another successful trainer who owned and trained his own horses He does all of his own shoeing and plating He comes from the western States and trained in France for the late Mr C Kohler There are a number of the Exiles of Erin training in America the most prominent being Tom Welsh and J S Healy Dublin Sport

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