Alleged Ringer at New Orleans: Madris Entry Rejected and Evidence Connecting Her with Farley Found, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-17


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ALLEGED RINGER AT NEW ORLEANS. Madris Entry Rejected and Evidence Connecting Her with Farley Found. New Orleans, La., December 1C. The officials of the Crescent City Jockey Club "spoiled -wkaVnnlght-have been a sensational coup, second only to that pulled off here several years ago by the Hiram Johnson crowd, when they ordered that Madri be scratched out of the first race on account of insufficient identification. The presence here of E. E. Farley for a week past naturally made the track officials suspicions and alert, and it was deemed wise to keep a strict watch on horses that were starting for the first .time- The mare Madri was among the fifteen entered in the first raco today and was on the programme as a four-year-old bay mare by Altamax or Take Notice out ofMad-rina, owned .by E. H. Ewing and trained by L. Peters. Owner Ewing is unknown to the officials here but is said to reside in Jolict, 111. Peters has been racing Bluleen and Reveille in the west for the past few years. lie claims that during the meeting at Latonia a colored man came to him and asked that he train the mareMadri for him. He could not give the name of the party, who afterwards .proved to be Faulkner, alias Wilson, the colored rubber who was identified with the attempt to ring the horse Freckman as Cataract in a race at Jamaica a couple of years ago. It developed that Faulkner himself had the mare Madri at Latonia and that Peters had had her in his stable less than two weeks. It was also reported that Madri had been racing around the half mile tracks in E. E. Farleys name. Faulkner brought the mare to the paddock, but when he found that she was scratched he immediately took her to the barn outside of the track where she is stabled. Ex-jockey J. W. Ncwcom claims that the filly-carded today as Madri was raced last August at Libertyville, III., under the name of Miss Bertha, and that she beat Henry Hentricks there in half-mile heats. Hentricks was trained by Newcom, and he protested the payment of the purse to Miss Bertha on the grounds that she was a ringer. His protest was sustained, and the executive committee of the American Trotting Association ruled off Miss Bertha and every one connected with lier. The filly at the time of her running at Libertyville was bandied by George Faulkner, alias George Wilson, of Freckman ringing fame. In the heat race at Libertyville referred to Newcom claims that Henry Hentricks beat Miss Bertha the first heat in 49, Miss Berttia taking the next two in 4SJ and 00 respectively. Newcom claims that George Faulkner attemtped to brazen it out today by leading the filly Into the paddock, believing that the heavy moustache he had grown would prevent his recognition. The mistake that the officials made was in not taking possession of Madri and holding her until she was fully identified.

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