Jockey Knapps Sentence: Can Ride No More at Oakland Because of Jockey Clubs Action, Daily Racing Form, 1908-03-21


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1 1 1 JOCKEY MAPPS SENTENCE. CAN RIDE NO MORE AT OAKLAND BECAUSE OF JOCKEY CLUBS ACTION. Nonies Success the Popular Feature of the Afternoons Racing — Steel Blue the Only Winning Favorite — Many Horses to Be Sold. Oakland. Cal.. March 20.— Secretary Percy W. Treat of the New California Jockey Club received official notification from Algernon Daingertield today that the recent application of W. Knapp for a jockeys license had lieen denied by the stewards of the Jockey Club at their last meeting. The local stewards immediately issued a ruling barring the great jockey from plying his vocation at Oakland. Knapp. who has been riding this winter with exceptional brilliancy, was advised of the actions of the two racing authorities shortly after he dismounted from St. Avon, and on which he had just sustained a nose defeat after a particularly fine but unavailing effort. He said that he had committed no wrong and could assign no reason for the Jockey Clubs adverse ruling. Both his father and mother were at the track and took the matter very much to heart. It is a well-known fact that the jockey was the sole support of his family, has nothing to speak of. and his enforced retirement from the saddle at this time means that he will have to get out and hustle for his bread and butter at something else. His mother declares that Du Bois and other horse owners for whom Knapp had ridden with much success in the east last- summer, had only paid him the regular winning fees. Du Bois in particular had failed to make good his promise of a substantial present for winning the great long-distance race at Belmont Park with Nealon last October. Todays card was, of average excellence, although lacking in stake features, and on paper promised good results for form backers. But. excepting Steel Blue in the last race, none of the outstanding good tarings materialised, and by iue time this solitary successful favorite on the program made good, backers were short of funds and looked elsewhere for something to beat him with. Billy Donatlians Nonie proved the longest-priced winner and li rs was the most iiopular victory of the afternoon. KirschlKiunr was tined 5 for misbehavior at the post in the third race. Seattle stake entries close next Wednesday. C. K. Durnell 1ms returned from Santa Anita. W. "Red" Walker will shortly sell fourteen of his twenty-two racers. The remaining eight he intends to campaign in the east the coming summer. Thomas H. Williams will sell the culls from his big racing establishment early in April.

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