Jockey Grand in Serious Trouble: Indefinitely Suspended for Suspicious Riding-Bookmaker Berk Ruled Off, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-26


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JOCKEY GRAND IN SERIOUS TROUBLE. Indefinitely Suspended for Suspicious Riding — Bookmaker Berk Ruled Off. r.os Angelrs. Cab. January 25. — Benny Berk came under the judicial ban today. After a thorough I investigation l,y Judge Hamilton into his methods her.-, he Wat warned away from the track, which I is virtually a ruling off. With this decision came the indefinite suspension of jm-key C. Grand, who , was implicated with Berk iu his shady transac-t . ions. Berk has been booking here and using Grand, it is said, as a tool. in January 8. Berk laid 1 heavily against Ni.k Stoner when jockey Grand, , aecovding to Judge Hamiltons way of thinking. had him all but left at the post and January 17 ; Berk would not take any money on Sly Ben when 1 that horse won, Sly Bens two previous starts being bad. P.. rk is a member of the Metropolitan 1 Turf Association and this ruling it is supposed will j affect his standing with that organization. lie- tunning of the Los Angeles Oaks today was , marred hf the falling of Ruscimo just after the ? ■tart. ltuscimo had W. Kiapp up and was well , backed by a wise few. Lois Cavauagh, the winner, _ swVrvetl badly an eighrti out. going over to I the outside rail, but despite this she won with 1 plenty to spare under the judges stand. Her victory was popular with the public. Much to the surprise of many the draw in today consisted of twenty hooks. Sam Suinmerneld will book for George Rose while i the latter puts iu a week at Oakland.

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