Injured Rider is Sinking: Jockey Snyder Making Up-Hill Fight for Life at Charleston, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-21


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INJURED EIDER IS SINKING JOCKEY SNYDER MAKING UP-HILL FIGHT FOB. LIFE AT CHARLESTON. R. F. Carman and Other Prominent Owners of Thoroughbreds Arrive at South Carolina Track for Winter Campaign, Charleston. S. C, November -0. Jockey Snyder, who was injured yesterday by a fall at Ialuietlo Park, is making a desperate battle for his life, but his chances tonight seem to be fading. He cannot be roused to consciousness. After the operation yesterday, when several small pieces of bone were removed from his skull, the rider save indications that he would pull through, but a change set in and fears are now entertained that the accident will terminate fatally. Snyder was one of the most popular of apprentices and gave exceptional promise, of becoming a star in the saddle, lie is sixteen years of age and has lieen with the horses nearly three years. He was lirst employed in J. E. Seagrams stable, but was developed as a jockey by W. G. Wagnon, who sold his contract last spring to Dr. J. S. Tyree of Washington. Since entering the hitters employ, Snyder has suffered injuries on two former occasions as a result of falls. Snyders home Is in Kochcstcr, N. Y., where he 1ms a mother, two sisters and a brother. Trainer J. .1. McCalVorly, who is in charge of the Tyree horses here, is doing everything possible tor the rider and if the youngster fails to recover it will not le locause of lack of medical attention. Arrivals today were again numerous and included It. F. Carman from Baltimore. His extensive string of racers are en route from Pimlico and should reach Palmetto Park tomorrow. Frank .1. Union, who will look after the finances of the Charleston Fair and ILnciug Association, arrived last night from Cincinnati, where lie remained after the close of the Latonia meeting, assisting John Hachmeister in winding up the business in connection with the L-atonia and Douglas Park meetings. Tile big bauds of racers owned by II. G. Bedwell and J. L. Holland are quartered at the track and will be ready for racing on the opening day. Archie Ziuimcr was an --arrival this uiorniug with I the horses he will campaign here this winter.

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