|Collection||Jim Bolus Collection|
|Title||Mike Casil - June 19, 1976|
This tape was created by Jim Bolus.
Both sides contain interview with Mike Casil as memories of early rider and exerciser. He started riding in 1907, he won first match race in 1907, at age 16 or 17, in California on Silver Wedding, which was owned by Dick West. He won $15.00 as the winning jockey. He lost apprentice allowance but didn't notice it. He worked for many different horse owners in Kentucky, Florida, Canada, Pennsylvania and rode at county fairs in Midwest. He met Ben Jones and rode for him at fairs. He galloped with Roscoe Goose in 1909 for Alonzo Jones. He mentioned early black jockeys. He talked about the Kery Patch Gang and was a bush rider in 1911-1912. He quit racing May 28, 1917 and started working for L & N as a yard master.
|Number of Items||1 Tape-60 minutes in length|
Jones, Benjamin A.
County Fair races, NE and MO
Kery Patch Gang