Bedwell Tells of His Turf Career, Daily Racing Form, 1910-07-19


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BEDWELL TELLS OF HIS TURF CAREER. Lexington. Ky.. July IS. — In the course of his testimony before the Kentucky State Racing Yin mission Saturday. 11. G. Bedwell stated that up to live years ago lie had had no connection with the turf: that he was conducting a livery and sale stable at Grand Junction. Col.: that his health got bad and that he was advised by li is physician to give up liis office work and spend more time out of doors: that he sold his livery business for oo and bought a couple of running horses: that in the five years he had by close attention to Ills business as trainer been steadily and consistently successful, and had got together twenty-nine horses, with an aggregate value 61 0,100, and that he had ten of them insured for 4,000: that he had headed the list of American trainers last year with 122 winning races to his credit: that he had been second on the list Hie year belore, and that up to July 3 of this year he had won seventy-two races: that he was not a druggist or chemist, as has been stated, and that he was not a user of "dope." The following horses now at Latonia. la-sides ten others running out in California, are owned by Mr. Bedwell : Lochiel. Pennyroyal, Frank Ruhstaller. Belle Clem. Judge Quiuti. Sticker. Mvles OConnoll. Gilbert Rose. Madman, Righteasy. Bryce. Pajaroita. Bellwether. Knight Deck. Richard Reed. Jeauette M., Prince Ahmed. Berkeley and Nadzu. It was shown that El Oso. a member of the Bedwell string, is the property of W. 11. Christ v. mavor of Eniervville. Cal.. and that Irving II. Wheatcrof t, of the St. James Stud, has a contingency in Elizabeth llarwood that will compel her return to him by lb-dwell. The commission, in including the Bedwell horses in the ruling against him. proceeded under Rule 200. which reads: "When a person is ruled Off the course, or expelled, every horse wholly or partially owned by him shall also be ruled off or expelled so long as his sentence continues." The commission, however, has the right, under Section 3 of the law creating it, to waive this rule should it choose to do so. There is a probability that whenever Mr. Bed-well can show a bona fide sale of any or all of his horses, the commission will lift the ban against those so disposed of.

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