Judge Price on the New Rule: He Interprets the Kentucky Racing Commission Law in the Right Way, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-18


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JUDGE PRICE ON THE NEW VRULE. He Interprets the Kentucky Racing Commission Law in the Right Way. Lexington, Ky., September 17. Judge Price was called upon to define the recent rule passed by the State Racing Conimisison relative to hookmnkiug owners. E. T. Craves, whose Sain Clay was carded to start in the opening race, is making book here, and when this was brought to the notice of Judge Price he ruled that Craves must either suspend Ills ltooklng operations or refrain from running bis horses. Craves elected to make hook and Sam Clay was scratched. "The broad purpose; of the rule as I construe it," said Judge Price, "is to prohibit any person from booking and racing at the same track. It lias been suggested to me that the rule could be complied with if a bookmaker were merely compelled to turn his slate upon any one or more races in which lie had a starter, hut I believe that tills would in a large measure, if not wholly, invalidate the purpose of the rule, and until the Kentucky Kacing Commission instructs me to the contrary I shall hold that no bookmaker can race horses and make books at. the same meeting." Another big crowd witnessed the racing this afternoon. The sport was mediocre, cheaper class horses making up the card. Melzar and Dr. Spruill were the only winning favorites. The former was extensively supported by his owner, Itob Tucker, who reached here from Louisville especially to back his candidate. The longest priced winner of the afternoon came with the running of the fifth race, a maiden affair at live fill longs, won by Callileo. This youngster made his debut under colors today and is owned bv T. C. McDowell. As a suckling lie was exhibited at the state fair and carried off the blue ribbon. The following year he won the same honor in the yearling class at the Blue Crass Fair. In his race today In; gave promise of becoming a useful racer. Belle Scott upset wise calculations by taking the measure of Mattie Mack in the third. There was considerable delav at the start, on account of the crazy antics of Ada Riee. When they were finally dispatched Ada Rico was practically left at the post and My Queen of the Roses, a first tinier to the barrier, was left standing still. Laiiiptrimmer. a frequent disappointment, managed to secure a big advantage, at. the start in the first race, which enabled him. to wip from Nellette. After Lightning Conductors, easy victory in the fourth race over French Nun,, liq was bid up .00 over his entered price of 00 and bought by Hughes Bros. 1 "... Jockey Cherry was tills afternoon suspended for the remainder of the meeting for his failure to keep Ills riding engagements. Jockey E. Martin was supended by the starter for two days for disobedience at the post. Jockey Farrow was lined .5. Elastic, which started in the opening race, has probably gone to the post for the last time, as he broke down badly. C. C. Van Meter is reported seriously ill at Louisville. He is suffering from typhoid fever. He recently purchased The Clansman from Thomas Moore. Jockey Lloyd, who was injured by a fall on Can-opian at Fort Erie, was at the- track this afternoon, lie is still on crutches, but expects to lie riding again in three weeks. Thirteen bookmakers again drew in today and will continue business tomorrow.

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