Cowboy Jockey Find of the Season.: Albert Johnson Learned How to Vault Horses on a Ranch a Washington., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-15


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COWBOY JOCKEY FIND OF THE SEASON. Albert Johnson Learned How to Vault Horses on a Ranch in Washington. Stuart Putt apparently has the find of the Tijuana winter season in his apprentice. Albert Johnson. Tics hoy. a fourteen -year-eld "kid." never saw a papulation race track until a few months ago. but already he s]nn- "earmarks" of a comer. Polk got him at the state fair at Spokane bite in the fall, and had him galloping Say and Zamloch until after the first of the year. In the meantim" he had given the boy pointers aboat race riding, an 1 finally. about tin middle of January, began to put him up on his own horses in races. In exactly one month to a day, after comparatively f w chances. Johnson won his" maiden raee on Colonel Matt, a lust-off of the Jefferson Livingston stable. From that time on I hi re was a demand for his services, and between that date and the I Epilation of the regularly advertised DK day iiMiting at Tijuana he rode nine winner-, finished set end nine times and third eight times, which is a much ln-tter showing than other. Who bnve been riding for years have made. In February Is he distinguished himself by wiiinin_-half Hi- card, a feat that has been accomplished by only six other riders at the track. Johnsons three winning mounts were all he had that afternoon. While the boy, as said, arret was on a rag-illation track until last fall, he ha- had to do with horses all his life, having been raised on a ram li near Bnokane. There he practiced all the cowboy tricks, such as jumping till a galloping horse and vaulting on to his back again; leaning over on a horse In full motion to nick a hat off the ground, and other such stunts. Consequently he is not afraid to tackle any horse oa which a bridle can be put.

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