From The Research Vault: Teen Television: Davy Jones Fans Return Love, Support His Horses by Susan Salk

From The Research Vault: Teen Television: Davy Jones Fans Return Love, Support His Horses by Susan Salk

From The Research Vault: Teen Television: Davy Jones Fans Return Love, Support His Horses by Susan Salk

Long before Davy Jones became a Monkee, he was a horseman.

It was in the company of racehorses that he sought to make a career as a young jockey. Until, that is, his trainer lovingly kicked him out of the racing stables for his own good, with the admonishment that he shouldn’t have to be picking up after horses his whole life, says Jones’ daughter Jessica Cramer Jones.

 “My father was a broken boy when he first discovered horses,” Jones says in a telephone interview with Off-TrackThoroughbreds.com. “He was 12 when he lost his mother, and he turned to horses in his grief. They are what gave him his confidence back … horses kept him together his whole life.”


 

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