Sport: The Cougar Calls It Quits

It was not the first time that Jockey John ("The Cougar") Pollard, 46, had retired from racing. He went through the motions in 1940, again in 1942, and 13 years later he was still booting them home. But the last time he called his old friend, former Racing Editor David Alexander, to announce that he was hanging up his silks, The Cougar seemed to mean it. Reasonably sure that the long (more than 30 years) career of one of the oldest active jockeys is over at last, Alexander recalls the bright highlights in the...

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