Radtke Still in Difficulty, Daily Racing Form, 1906-11-08


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RADTKE STILL IN DIFFICULTY. There seems to be considerable doubt as to Radtkes status, when his Jamaica suspension came to an end it was assumed that he was at liberty to take mounts, but it seems that such is not the case. Concerning his case the New York World says: "Herman Radtke will not ride again in the east this fall. His term, of suspension by the stewards o the Jamaica race track caused the young rider to go west in order to have a vacation before the winter season on the Pacific coast begins on Thanksgiving Day. His suspension practically remains in force, although the stewards of the Jamaica track have no jurisdiction over the present meeting at the Aqueduct course. If the Jamaica officials had merely suspended Radtke and not referred, his case to the Jockey Club for further consideration his punishment would have ended with the last race at "Big Tim" Sullivans track. But the recommendation for a final decision of the jockeys case served to keej this suspension alive, and unless the Jockey Club takes some action he stands debarred from riding. "The consistent form of Tommy Waddell since Radtke rode him and the horses game struggle under the whip tend to refute the claims of the jockeys friends that Radtke did not hit the horse because he had been warned that to do so would cause him to sulk. No horse ever stood punishment in better style or showed more courage than Tommy Waddell when he defeated Tileing. The latter seemingly had the race in hand a furlong from home, while Tommy Waddell Was apparently beaten and had to make up four lengths on his opponent. This he did under the potent influence of Sewells whip, and passing the winning post he was a half length in front "It is probable, from all that can be learned regarding the action of the Jpckey Club stewards, that the turf authorities will keep the jockey cn the ground for the remainder of the year, but that they will renew his license on application in the spring. Radtke had borne such an excellent reputation for honesty up to the time of his suspension that most turfmen think that in the face of no direct evidence eonecting him with fraud the continuation of the present punishment for Ms poor ride on Tommy Waddell is sufficient. During this period, horsemen declare, Radtke would have time to reflect on many of his past actions and that it would serve to cure him of a bad temper, which is his most . grievous fault."

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