Turf Reform In England., Daily Racing Form, 1898-08-02


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TURF REFORM IN ENGLAND As a result of the recent agitation in the English Jockey Club and sporting press of the country in favor of longer distance racing at a meeting of the English Jockey Club to be held at Newmarket Newark in the first October week the Stewards will propose that rules 45 46 and 47 of the Rules of Racing be altered to read as fol fool ¬ lows 45 At every meeting advertised in the Rac Race ¬ ing King Calendar onehalf Neal of the total amount guar ¬ anteed anted for prizes shall be apportioned to races of a mile or over for threeyearolds or upwards only and of this half not less than a moiety shall be for races of a mile and a half or up wards 46 There shall be no race of less distance than five furlongs 47 The program of each day shall be subject to the following regulations I There shall be at least one race of one mile and a half or upward and at least one race of a mile or upward Neither of these races shall be open to twoyearolds toeholds and one of them shall boneither ebonite a handicap nor a race with sell ¬ ing King conditions conditionsII conditions II There shall not be more than two races to which threeyear three olds or upward are admitted of less than seven furlongs and of these two races only one may be less than six furonga furlong III Of the races confined to twoyearolds toeholds there shall not be more than two races a day before September 1 nor more than three a day at any time timeIV time IV Matches and private sweepstakes may be sanctioned by the stewards independent of the above regulations

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