Did Gates Get a "Quiet Tip?", Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-14


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DID GATES GET A "QUIET TIP?" "The story will not down that the departure of John W. Gates and C. E. Durnell from the local tracks for a campaign in England is due chiefly to a quiet tip from the Jockey Club that the big betting operations of these men had to stop,1 says the New York Sun. "A member of the Jockey Club during the Sueepshead Bay meeting when Gates was betting far into the thousands said to the Sun man: We are getting pretty tired of Mr. Gates and his big bets and we will soon put a stop to It all. "Durnell, with Gates away, booked as if he expected a brick to fall on his head every minute. He was in such disfavor with the Jockey Club last year that he knew enough not to apply for a trainers license, so Willie McKinney was engaged as a figurehead while Durnell, well screened in this manner, did the actual work. From all accounts there is much satisfaction in the ranks of the Jockey Club that the Gates-Darnell combination will not be in evidence here again, at least for some time to come. It remains to be seen how the English Jockey Club will look upon the methods of these turfmen when they get under full headway on the British turf."

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