McCoy Tells of Pool Inciden, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-30


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McCoy Tells of Pool Incident • / STANTON. Del.. June 29.— The veteran a jockey Jimmy "Goggles" McCoy, enjoys ,0yS reminiscing over the odd occurrences which nchj he has seen on the race track during his his many years of activity. His most interesting story concerns the old-timer. Earl Pool. OOl. As McCoy tells it. Pool was such a standout lout! over his fellow riders at the Fair Grounds. nds. New Orleans, in 1918 that trainers refused ISed to enter their charges unless they were able able to secure his services. This condition became ke_ so serious for a brief time that it ,, almost aj_ became necessary to postpone the ]tf races. The trouble was overcome when the tne stewards persuaded Pool to ride without lOUt the usual allowance granted an apprentice :tice rider.

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