Sport: Gentleman Jockey

In 1895, at the Bay District Track in San Francisco, Jockey W. C. ("Bill") Clancy performed a great feat. He won a steeplechase and a flat race on the same afternoon. Last week, in Brookline, Mass., another jockey performed the same feat: George Herbert ("Pete") Bostwick won the Metropolitan Driving Club, a 1-1/16-mi. flat race, on J. F. Byers'. Glaneur, then the Chamblet Memorial steeplechase on Mrs. Ambrose Clark's Madrigal II. There was only one thing to diminish Jockey Bostwick's satisfaction at having equalled such a celebrated record. He had done it...

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