He was twelve first time we met, and I was turned twenty. The Mexican Kid they called him in them days. Kid he was; but wise to the world? not 'alf!" ... "Was that his first race?" asked Silver. "It was so, sir this side. Ikey'd just brought him across the Puddle to ride that Austrian mare, Laria Louisa. Same old stunt it was then as now Down the Englishman, don't matter how.