Young family racing horses 1967

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Lon Eubanks fcat-7 fcat-7 fcat-7 Z!M O i ime out Racing family Richard and James Young, the DeSoto brothers who both are jockeys, are still doing quite well in their thoroughbred riding riding careers, thank you. It's their father who's had a little problem. Fred Young couldn't help but pick up more than a passing interest in the sport with sons on mounts at major tracks. He decided to become an owner. owner. A member of Southern Illinois Illinois University's physical plant staff, Young bought his first horse this spring at Hot Springs, Ark., grabbing a four-year-old four-year-old four-year-old four-year-old four-year-old chestnut named One Bid out of a $2,500 claiming race. Somewhat to his surprise, One Bid was an early-season early-season early-season suc cess at uanoKia Downs, me East St. Louis plant. "One Bid won three of four allowance races at Cahokia, said the senior Young, "a n d broke the track record. Ran che five-eights five-eights five-eights in something like 57 flat. But I decided I'd try to slip him into a little claiming race there and he was taken for $2,000. "I'm still looking for another horse and I won't make the same mistake I did with One Bid. I should have known better. better. He came out of the Steele Stable, the one that had Barb's Delight in the Kentucky Derby." Young's oldest son, Richard, has been riding at Cahokia while James stayed in the South this summer and is up at Evangeline Evangeline Downs, a small track near Lafayette, La., until New Orleans' Orleans' Fairgrounds reopens. Richard's biggest win of the Cahokia meeting which ended Saturday was his victory in the $5,000 Memorial Day Handicap on Smooth Lad, a horse owned by his father-in-law, father-in-law, father-in-law, father-in-law, father-in-law, Earl Rob erts of Marion. "Smooth Lad has raced very well at Cahokia," he said. "There's a good chance we'll be taking him to Sportsman's Park in Chicago when the flat racing starts again there." Richard, however, will go first to Fairmount Park, the Collins- Collins- ville track, which opens its meeting this coming week. 'I had a pretty good meet ing at Cahokia, but I'll be glad to move on to Fairmount be cause it's a bigger track and I ust like to ride there more," he said. "I was doing very well at the start of the Cahokia meeting and was among the top five riders for quite a while but in the last month my wins started started falling off although I felt I was riding better than earlier in the meeting." Although a free agent, he rode j 7y ;7'-. ;7'-. ;7'-. i r - 7?'---' 7?'---' 7?'---' 7?'---' 7?'---' .) ' . 1 7 ' : -' -' - 1 !t - & v " V" ' - Richard Young . .Fairmont's next several horses at Cahokia for Everett Hammond of Belleville, the leading trainer who keeps Emede Hinojoso as his No. 1 boy. "I expect to ride quite a few more of Mr. Hammond's horses at Fairmount since he sends one group to Ellis Park for the meeting meeting there and keeps another at Fairmount," Richard said. Richard rode last winter at Florida Downs in Tampa. "I had a very good meeting there," he said. Richard, who began riding in 1955 and won his first race at Fairmont, spent most his bug boy days in the Cleveland area, racing at Randall Park, Thistle Downs and Ascot Raceway. He came back to the Illinois tracks so he and his wife could be closer to their families. The biggest victory of Richard's Richard's career came in 1962, at Fairgrounds when Bigger Bonus captured the $10,000-added $10,000-added $10,000-added Old Hickory Handicap. "Jim's doing very well in Louisiana now," said Richard. "You know he was kicked in the face by a horse a year ago and was in the hospital for quite a while, but he's back in good shape now. "I'm trying to talk him into coming up and riding up here sometime this summer. We haven't ridden at the same track since about 1964. That would be fun." ZEIGLER GIRLS TEAM SEEKS SOFTBALL GAMES A girls' softball team from Zeigler seeks to book games with other area girls' teams whose players are in the 15-20 15-20 15-20 age bracket. Games could be booked by callLng Helen Ferrari at Zeigler Zeigler 596-6172. 596-6172. 596-6172. I

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  1. Southern Illinoisan,
  2. 16 Jul 1967, Sun,
  3. Page 10

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