May Guarantee the St. Legers Value, Daily Racing Form, 1906-08-10


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MAY GUARANTEE THE ST. LEGERS VALUE. Recently the committee ruling Doneaster -Town Moor, where the St. Leger is annually run, asked the Jockey Club for time for an additional meeting to lie held at a time to be fixed, by the Jockey Club. Vacant racing days arc unknown in England; the Jockey Club is essentially conservative and dislikes clashes. The request was- accorded scant courtesy and of the result of Its proffer London Sporting Life says: "We learn that not only did the Jockey Club refuse the Doneaster Race Committee permission to hold an additional meeting, but at the same time suggested "that the St. Leger should be put upon the same basis as the Derby. The latter race Is of the guaranteed vaiiie of X0.500, but there is no such condition attached to the St. Leger, in "which owners race solely for their own money, nothing whatever being added to the amount sub-serllicd. What will ultimately be done has not yet transpired, but it Is lielleved the committee will carry out the Jockey Clubs suggestion."

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