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I venture to still adhere to the opinion that it is nonsense to de- clare that our jockeys are inferior to their invaders, or that our trainers can no longer turn out apprentices equal to competing with the new-comers, such as little Johnny Rieff, the fact being that our trainers, converts to the new style, have neglected their duty to their apprentices, or rather, I should say, the exigencies of our present racing make it next to impossible for a trainer to de- vote sufficient attention to his boys, because with so many days in every week devoted to racing, his home days are much curtailed, and so are his hours on the Downs, besides which his style of living has altered ; he is more luxurious, and less in touch with his boys than of yore, and so it comes that unless a lad is related to the trainer, or has some special interest in Order Hydroxyurea his favour, his chances of being taught, and having a -chance given him in public are very small indeed. 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