Durnell is down and Out: Pacific Jockey Club Stewards Take Decisive Action, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-17


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DURNELL IS DOWN AND OUT PACIFIC JOCKEY CLUB STEWARDS TAKE DECISIVE ACTION. Oakland Races Contested by Low Class Horses Grace G. Takes the Main Fea- ture--Rough Riding in Evidence. Oakland, Cal., December 1C. Immediately upon receipt of official confirmation . from the Jockey Club of the published reports of its recent ruling against C. E. Durnell, which came during the forenoon in the shape of a telegram addressed to Percy W. Treat, and signed by Algernon Daingcrfield, the stewards of the New California Jockey Club notified Durnell that his entries in tomorrows handicap must be withdrawn. Later in the day the stewards of the Pacific Jockey Club, Thomas II. Williams, Daniel Burns and Adam Andrew, held a meeting at which similar action against Durnell was taken. This means that he will not, be allowed to race on any track under the jurisdiction of the turf governing body of the Pacific coast, which includes Santa Anita, Seattle, Butte, Denver and a numlier of licensed minor meetings held west of tiia Rocky Mountains. Presiding steward E. C. Hopper said that Mr. Durnell will no longer be permitted to make any local riding engagements for his crack lightweight jockey, Eddie Dugan, but can delegate an agent approved by the stewards. He will, however, be al- lowed to sell his horses, Including their stake engagements, by private sale or at auction. But Durnell must convince the stewards that each sale has been made in good faith and to a bona fide purchaser. Track-privileges will not, however, be denied him. Durnell refused to talk any further for publication, simply saying he did not know what he was going to do. Notwithstanding the present spell of wot weather with resultant mnddy track conditions, there Is no apparent diminution of interest - and attendance. Fully 5,000 spectators saw a card of sis races decided today, in .which a great majority of the horses engaged were selling platers of the cheapest class. What was chiefly remarked about such, a moderate off-days racing was the activity displayed in the ring, where thirty-four layers had all they could do to handle the money wagered by the public. Well backed horses scored all down the line, although only two started post favorites in Nine Spot and Grace G. Miller achieved his only success of the day on the former. He rode two favorites and three second choices to defeat in the other races. Jockey J. Mcintyre, who has been riding the past five years with some success in France, made his reappearance on Wilmore, a well backed second choice in the opening race. Wilmore performed poorly in his hands. The running of the first two races was marked by considerable rough riding. Both of the two winners. Buto and Edith James, should have been disqualified. After an exhibition on Wap, that was beneath the level of a stable lad in crudeness, Mil-. ler declined to claim a foul agaiust the winner i-of the first.

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