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Jim Murray, May 22, 1961

May 22, 2011 |  5:25 am





  May 22, 1961, Day in Sports  

  May 22, 1961, Jim Murray  


May 22, 1961: A horse, left to his own devices, would no more run a race for his daily oats than you would wrestle the butcher two out of three for a pork chop. It's that pest on his back, the jockey, who louses up his otherwise peaceful day at the feedbag.

But Bill Shoemaker, who rode his 4,000th winner the other afternoon, is an old smoothie with the horses who gets a good ride out of a mount the same way a cad coaxes a kiss out of a girl -- with soft words and smooth technique.




 
  May 22, 1961, Jim Murray  



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