Butler Begins Work on New Stand: Presents a List of Officials to Jockey Club some of Them Impossible, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-23


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BUTLER BEGINS WORK ON NEW STAND Presents a List of Officials to Jockey Club Some of Them Impossible. New York, July 22. James Rutler has let a contract for a new Held stand at the Empire City track and work was liegun on it today with the hope of having it completed for the opening of the meeting two weeks hence. A list of olliciais has also been sent to the Jockey Club for approval and, although this list lias not ollicially been given out, it was learned today that spine of the names included are men so closely Identified with racing that even a novice must know their duties would call them to Saratoga during the meeting there. Among the names wore those of Andrew Miller. Algernon Daingerlield and W. S. Voslmrgh, none of whom could very well be at Yonkers during the month of August. Mr. Miller is secretary of the Saratoga Association, while Mr. Vosburgh is the liandicapper and the reserve steward for the stand and Mr. Dalngerfields duties as acting secretary of the Jockey Club and as forfeit clerk make it absolutely necessary for him to be at Saratoga. Other names included were Frank Bryan, W. C. Vreelaud for judges, and Jacob Holtman for starter. Harry White, connected witli the Crescent City Jockey Club for many years, has been employed by the Empire City folks in some capacity, probably that of secretary, and it is said also that Ed Jasper will be connected with the meeting. Rut while work on the new field stand has begun and trotting horsemen at the track have been notified that they must vacate at once, nothing has been done yet so far as the public knows toward shaping up a program and horsemen are beginning to wonder if they will be considered at all. There are stable accommodations at the track for about lot horses and the claim is made that applications for 200 stalls already have been received. Mr. White will go west at once in order to interest horsemen in the meeting. When asked today if he would take the matter into the courts in case the State Racing Commission denies liis ropiest for the abolition of the Jockey Clubs rules 0 and 7 tomorrow, attorney Soley said that he could not say now, but that the proposition would take care of itself in the future. It can be said with assurance that the American Turf Association certainly and the Western Jockey Club possibly will remain neutral in this contention lietween the Jockey Club and Mr. Uutler.

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