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Collection Jim Bolus Collection
Object Name Audiocassette
Catalog Number 1985.155.0040
Title Mike Casil - June 19, 1976
Description 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
People West, Dick
Jones, Benjamin A.
Jones, Alonza
Walders, Johnny
Schweibert, Bonnie
Lee, Jimmy
Logsdon, Day
Conley, Jess
Goose, Roscoe
Subjects County Fair races, NE and MO
Judge Treen
Silver Wedding
Kery Patch Gang