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Lone rider of the dawn

The photo section of the March 23 1932 edition of the Toronto Daily Star yielded a number of interesting photographs. Here’s the first one, of jockey Earl Sande:

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Earl Sande (1898-1968) had been America’s leading jockey in 1921, 1923, and 1927. His comeback in 1932 did not last long, as he retired later that year. However, he continued his racing career as a trainer, and excelled at that too, becoming America’s leading trainer in 1938. He later owned his own racing stable.

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