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- . JOCKEY DISCIPLINE IN AUSTRALIA. A rather novel excuse was put forward by the Sydney, Australia, jockey, E. Thompson, for declining to take his allotted place at the starting barrier on Good Rose, the winner of the 0,000 event at Ascot. The position of the mare was No. 13, but Thompson flatly refused to take up that place when ordered to by the starter and the clerk of the course. This amounted to gross disobedience and when the offense was reported to the stewards after the race had been won by Thonia-son on Good Rose, the stipendiaries promptly disqualified the recalcitrant lad for a period of she months.