Jamestown Mess is Funny, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-31


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JAMESTOWN MESS IS FUNNY. New York, December 30. The refusal of the officials of the Los Angeles Racing Association to allow certain horses to race at their track for the reason that the horses were ontlaws under the. rules of the Jockey Club inasmuch as they wore raced at Jamestown last September, has caused some of the owners of horses thus barred to gather evidence that the horses under . suspension were never at the Jamestown track. It appears that the management of the Jamestown Jockey Club resorted to padding their entries and programs with the , names of horses which were not entered and did not race there and that this was not discovered by the representative of the Jockey Club sent there to keep a list of all the owners, trainers and horses which participated in the meeting in defiance of the Jockey Club after it refused to give its sanction for a race meeting at Jamestown. Sheridan Clark, who was racing secretary of the Jamestown meeting, has, it is said, made affidavit for several owners that their horses were never at the track. Tho condition of affairs was brought to the attention of Algernon Dalngerfield, assistant secretary of the Jockey Club, and his investigations have thus far cleared some horses from the prohibition. Secretary E. C. Smith of the Los Angeles Racing Association, wired regarding the horse I. Ham and others, and the wide-spread padding of programs was discovered. It is extremely probable that when matters have been straightened out, the Jockey Club will rule Sheridan Clark off the turf.

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