Sport: Early Foot

Montana's Jack Westrope had what race-track people call "early foot." He was only twelve years old in 1930 when he rode his first winner on a bush-league track in Lemon, S. Dak. Just three years later the wiry little jock won his first race on a major track, and he went right on to boot home 300 more winners before that racing season ran out—the first of the modern riders to break past the 300 winners mark.

Cocky and supremely self-confident, Jack Westrope rode to win—and let the stewards look out for the horse or rider who got in his way....

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