Only Five Jockey Leaders Won Race: Nine Ex-Champions Active at Present; Longden, Meade, Powers, Lang and Mack Garner Ones On List Credited With Feat, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-01


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Nine ExChampions Active at Present Longden Meade Powers Lang and Mack Garner Ones On List Credited With Feat FeatCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky April 30 Since 1895 only five jockeys who ihave topped the national standings have feicceeded in riding a winner of the Ken ¬ tucky D by puringlhat span qf years no les than 43 riders Jiave accounted for na ¬ tional honors and nine formec champions may be lound on the curfenE active Hst Tfiey are Johnny Ixmgden Ted Atkinson jr P Jessop Johnny Adams Basil James Charles Stevenson Jack Westrqpe and Johnny Gilbert Of the nine former champs accepting mounts only Johnny Gilbert has a mount irix tomorrows renewal of the classic event He is scheduled to ride Mrs John Payson Adams Grandpere GrandpereA A quintet of national leaders astride a Derby winner each since 1895 were Long den Don Meade Mack Garner Charles Chick Lang and Vincent Powers Long den who topped the nations saddle mites last year scored liis Derby success astride Count Fleet in 1943 Last weekLongden became the first North American jockiby to attain the high total of jfl lOp winning mounts a number exceeded only by Eng ¬ lands Gordon Richards Incidentally Longden also ij aiiative of England Astride Brokers Tip Whiie bn tne Way to the jockey title in 1939 Meade who also headed up the final national list in 1941 scored a Derby vic ¬ tory astride Brokers Tip the Edward R Bradley itqlt who took the Churchill Downs fixture for the only winning race of a brief career careerNineteen Nineteen years after he had taken his only national crown in 1915 the late Mack Garner achieved a near twentyyear am ¬ bition when Mrs Dodge Sloahes Cavalcade carried him home victorious in the Derby of 1934 And seven years elapsed between the time Lang topped the countrys riders i in 1921 and his Derby score with Mrs John Hertz Reigh Count in 1928 1928Vincent Vincent Powers who starred in two fields of reinsmanship in the field and over the flatjn which latter department lie twice accounted ifor iiatlpnaP honors isoT and 1908 had the leg up on Wintefgreeri when that gallant racer took the Derby of 1909 under the silks of J B Respess RespessLast Last years Derby saw four champions astride contestants in the field of 13 start ¬ ers Longden who rode On Trust Jack Westrope astride Stepfather J D Jessop who handled Liberty Road and Gilbert who was aboard Double Jay

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