Sunday, November 26, 2017

1143. The Jockey

To anyone who could be bothered, the broken-down old jockey was known as "Cutter".
Depending on who you asked, he'd been trampled by a horse in 1939 or when he was thirty-nine.
He used to sit in the jockey club looking disinterested but listening for tips.
As I understand it, he's not allowed in the club anymore--not since getting wound up in one of those race fixing scandals that is periodical to our business.