Gentleman Riders License Revoked, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-15


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GENTLEMAN RIDERS LICENSE REVOKED. New York. December 1-1. At a recent meeting of the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association, with President August Belmont presiding, the certificate to ride as a gentleman rider granted Mr. Jfciy OBrien for 100S was canceled. The action was taken as a sequel of the defeat of My Grace in the Elkridge Hunters Steeplechase at Piinlico October 2S. Mr. OBrien had the mount on .My Grace in this nice and his ride was so unsatisfactory that the stewards of the- Baltimore Club set Mr. OBrien down for the meeting and referred his ease to the National Association, with the alKvc-mentioned result. The report of W. N. Cranwell as to the rough riding of jockey C. Brown at the Virginia State Fair, was laid on the table, and the secretary was instructed to make a record against O. Brown Tor future reference. Senor A. Terrazas and W. H. Kraft arrived from Europe on the Lusitania, and were met by Andrew Miller. J. G. Follansbee. Algernon Daingerticld and other men of prominence in eastern racing. Senor Terrazas is the representative of the Mexican government and is the gentleman who has interested T. II. Williams, president of the New California Jockey Club, and several leading horamen of the east in the project of establishing race courses in old Mexico. Frank Gardner has Statesman and several horses belonging to R. II. Met. Potter in winter quarters at Shcepshead Bay. Gardner says Statesman looks in splendid condition, and believes he will make a gnsat three-year-old. Mr. Potter has several promising yearlings, all of the Pequest Stud breeding. George Odoms game filly. Trance, another of the Bay colony, has improved greatly since the eastern racing season closed, and will no doubt be ready in Ufa spring to repeat some of her sensational performances of the past season. Dr. II. C. Riddle will sail on Thursday next for England, where he will train a private stable of twelve or fifteen horsea. Dr. Riddle lias met with considerable success in this country as a trainer and there is no reason to think that he will not do well abroad. Thirty-eight declarations from the Alabama Stakes and tliirtty-uine from the Travers. to be run at the 1909 mooting of the Saratoga Racing Association, were made December 1.

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