Jack Atkin, the iron horse:
- as a 3-year-old in 1907, with a young (stable?)boy.
- winning the Metropolital Handicap in 1908
- after he won the 1909 Flight Stakes at Speepshead Bay.
- photo from the El Paso Herald after the announcement of his retirement in 1911.
Jack Atkin was sired by Sain (GB), out of El Salado (USA) a daughter of Emperor Of Norfolk (USA).
He retired with a record of 136 starts: 56 wins, 31 seconds, 19 thirds, and $85,130 in earnings. Among his wins was the Nursery Stakes at age 2, the Claremont Handicap at age 3. The following year, as a 4-year-old the Metropolitan Handicap, Carter Handicap, Montague Stakes, Mount Vernon Handicap, Parkway Handicap and Queens County Handicap. At 5 the Alhambra Handicap, Flight Stakes, Fleetwing Handicap, and the Richmond Handicap. Then, at age 6, the Dominion Handicap.
He was owned by Barney Shreiber, trained by Herman R. Brandt through his career, and was “primarily a sprinter”.
Despite financial reverses, Schreiber kept Jack Atkin to the very end: they died a few months apart.
"Now seven years of age, Jack Atkin has raced almost continuously winter and summer, and a more consistent racer never wore iron."
- Famed sports writer Bert E. Collyer.