Gossip of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1902-09-20


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GOSSIP OF THE TURF. A dispatch from New York to a Cincinnati newspaper of yesterday says: "That the stewards of the Jockey Club were not unaware of the causes of much of the turmoil and delay which has been seen at the starts during the last month was made plain when their ruling revoking the licenses of T. Burns and J. Bullman was made public. It had become unbearable to the patrons of racing that any one or two jockeys could by their misbehavior at the starts spoil the pleasure of 20,000 people, not only on one day, but on every day they were given mounts. "How many times they have been punished by fines and suspensions the records will attest. So many times, in fact, that it had become a hardship on the turfman who were paying them largo retaining fees, for just when they were needed they were on the suspended list. No sensible person could expect the employers of these riders to continue on this basis, and it really must come as a relief to these gentlemen to know that at last the stewards had put them beyond the power of bringing reproach upon sport. As for the effect of the ruling of the stewards it will undoubtedly keep both riders idle all this winter, because the San Francisco and New Orleans racing authorities will be sure to respect the ruling of the Jockey Club. Under the rules of the Jockey Club the salaries of the jockeys ceased from the moment that their licenses were revoked."

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