In Interest Of Steeplechasing., Daily Racing Form, 1910-02-23


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IN INTEREST OF STEEPLECHASING New York February 22 II J Morris and Harry S Pago representing the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association are busily engaged at this time in an effort to induce the various racing associations to better their crosscountry offerings for the coming season Last year steeplechasing was far from what It should have been over the tracks of the Jockey Club and it is the intention to try to bring about changes this year that will foster and build un that branch of the sport The renewed Interest shown bv the amateurs has attracted attention to steeplechas ¬ ing and It is already assured that in 1910 there will be many more steeplechasers than there were last year Mr Morris has been untiring in his efforts for steeplechasing and he lias received as ¬ surances that give promise of ample opportunity for the crosscountry division divisionSecretary Secretary Bryan announced yesterday that the Hunts Committee had prepared a suggestion for a rule to govern amateur riders that would be sub ¬ mitted to the various racing associations during the coming season It Is a rule framed to equalize the riders Horses iuay be brought together by the le oj weights but never uefore has there been idicap the riders The suggestion T0 the rule ls TPUed1 an allow iree mo pounds be made for riders that havo lVClMa havolVClMa Stin 1909 ° r 191 ° For that dden three winners five pounds one t nounds while jockeys that have not in time should be allowed ten tenIt pounds It is thought that such a rule would tend to de ¬ velop amateur riders Under the existing rules races rtSiU tewWerajtoce all the nonprofessionalron L nonprofessionalronL th thdcleivnl dcleivnl 2nd tricre are sev al who have been JH me sat11 cmncmnc nui i iAt nerience fessionals When the amateurs of iesseperience are scaled down as is suggested they will havo a better chance to take the scalp of such riders as Tommy Wright the Tucker boys or Bob Taylor and some of the others who have been having things much their own way The scale Is one that has been carefully prepared ami while the Hunts Com mlttee will not ask that It be adonted as a hard ami fast regulation for all races in which the ama ¬ teurs are to ride they will ask that the scale be tried In some races

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