Did Not Foul Dandelion, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-18


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DID NOT FOUL DANDELION. When Brookdale Nymph defeated Dandelion in the Omnium Handicap at Slieepshead 15ay last Friday, some people thought she had Interfered with Dandelion sufficiently to justify disqualification and made unseemly noises about the matter. But after the race John E. Madden, who trains Dandelion and knows several things about racing, said: "Brookdale Nymph did not interfere enough with Dandelion to warrant disqualification. If I had been ne:ir the finish line I would not have permitted Nicol to go before the stewards, although the boy probably thought he was doing right in making a protest. I do not want to win races that way and I believe that It is not advisable to educate the racing public to look for disqualifications on the slightest pretext. The ruling of the stewards was perfectly just and I have absolutely no fault to find." All this illustrates the very bad and incorrect criticism continually made over the work of the small riders around the metropolitan tracks by writers for the Now York naners. If one credits these writers, such boys as Miller, Dugan. Nicol and others whose services are In constant demand and who continually, do the best they can with what they have and ride conscientiously at all times and as well as any riders of their weight in the world, are mischievous, unruly, disobedient and even corrupt. Of course all tills is the veriest sensational bosh.

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