Gossip Of The Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1898-06-05


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF Some changes in the scene of racing opera ¬ tions ions will mark the present week The Oakley Ankle meeting comes to an end Tuesday and the horsemen now at the Cincinnati track will move across the river to the Latonia Antonia track where the sport begins Thursday The series of Northern Circuit meetings will be inaugu inaugural ¬ rated with the beginning of operations at De ¬ troit trot Tuesday Almost needless to say the first day at each track will witness the decision of a socalled scaled Derby So with Gravesend Graves St Louis and Harlem also in full blast there will be abundant turf problems for lovers of the gallant thoroughbred to ponder over this week weekSt weekS St Louis has full possession of a turf scandal connected with one of Fridays races concerning which the GlobeDemocrat Globed says There was a bad looking race at the Fair Grounds yesterday one of the worst looking in fact that ever was run After it was over a jockey was suspended indefinitely and an owner was ordered to remove his horses from the track Those who have followed the local rac race ¬ ing King game with anything like diligence will not be surprised to learn that Warren is the jockey in trouble The owner implicated by the offi off ¬ cials calls was R Rome and it was for the ride War ¬ ren Oren gave Dollie Dollied Regent in the first race that jockey owner and horses were banished The stewards are not through with the case yet After the race Judge Murphy said that the matter was still under consider ¬ ation action and it was possible a few gentlemen would be ruled off No lover of honest racing will be sorry to learn this and it is only to bo hoped that the stewards will investigate so closely and thoroughly that every one in any way connected with the scandal will be ruled off and kept off every race track in the country not only this month and this year but next year and for all time timeAnd impend And the stewards should go still further They should rule off every horse implicated in the shooin shooing of Judge Tarvin Arvin if more than one was stopped which however is hardly possible And after being ruled off they should be branded for purposes of identification so they could never again be raced under ther ether own or any other names If such drastic measures were used in one or two cases it is not likely the dose would have to bo repeated often and it is only through such measures that the owners who believe racetrack patrons to be legitimate prey can be brought to a different way of thinking Moral suasion is all very well in its place but it is laughed at on a racetrack

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