P. T. Chinn is Suspended: Prominent Owner One of Seven Affected by Canadian Ruling, Daily Racing Form, 1910-07-31


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P. T. CHINN IS SUSPENDED PROMINENT OWNER ONE OF SEVEN AFFECTED BY CANADIAN RULING. Four Jockeys, a Valet and a Clocker Included in Suspension Meted Out as Result of Investigation Made by Judges Price and Nelson. r.uffalo, N. Y., July 30. — A sensational ruling, reminding turfmen of one by Capt. James Rees at New Orleans several years ago, was handed down by Judges Charles F. Price and Francis Nelson this afternoon. The judicial action came as an aftermath of the Caper Sauce-Mill on the Floss, the Mou-creif-Redwine and the Dr. Koch-Dr. Heard races run recently at Windsor, and brought suspension to jockeys Pease, Palms, J. Henry and P. Kelleher; •eorge Kelly, a valet; Coley Thompson, a clocker, and owner P. T. Chinn. Kellehers suspension was for an alleged fraudulent ride on the Jumper, Dr. Heard, in a steeplechase race won by Dr. Koch. In the race previous to the one in question Kelleher rode Dr. Heard and led to the last fence, where his mount fell. The horse was heavily supiwrted at a long price, but in his next effort, and mling favorite. Dr. Heard had no speed and figured in a sorry exhibition. Osage was alleged to be the "nominee" in this race ami was backed from 4 to 1 to 11 to 5, but did no better than finish second. Kelleher claimed that he was told to ride a waiting race, but this was refuted by trainer George Cochran, who said that he instructed Kelleher to. go on and ride in the same maimer as before, when Dr. Heard led his field until he fell. Kelleher also claimed that the horse had a hemorrhage after he fell. but this was denied by Dr. McQueen, who said that he examined Dr. Heard and advised his owner to start the horse, as he was in saw condition. The troubles of Pease arose from his handling of Woodlane on July 18, besides the part he played in the Caper Sauce race of July 22. In tbe former case Woodbine receded in the iM-tting and Peases effort was lamentably weak. He gave as an excuse for his Caper Sauce failure that he was cautioned by trainer Simons not to use his whip. The judges were satisfied that Pease deliberately pulled Caper Sauce. Starter Dado told the judges that when the break came Pease palled towards the outside fence, carrying other horses with him. and on the baekstretch he permitted Mill on the Floss to steal away into a seven-lengths lead. Roundiug the stretch turn Pease released his hold on Caper Stance and the latter moved up stoutly, but in the homestretch and more especially !■ rln final sixteenth he again took up. Evidence was produced which showed that Mtis-grave. who rode Mill on the Floss, had been offered 50 to win. When asked by the judges if this was true Musgrave at first denied it. but afterward said that a valet had offered him that amount iu the cvent that he won. After the third race had been run that day Judge Price again asked Musgrave if he had succeeded in rememliering what valet had made the offer, but his memory still needed prompting and he was told that if he was unable 1o refresh his memory by the last race he Would be suspended. After the races Musgrave sought out the judges and admitted that be had told an untruth when he said that he did not know the name of the party who hail approach* d him. and then stated that it was Ins own valet, Aaron Hester, who bad made the offer. The latter claimed that the proposition was made by Coley Thompson, who was supposed to be acting for Joseph Yeager. Mr. Yoager denied this, elaiming that he never promised Musgrave anything for win ■lag, either directly or indirectly. Thompson said at first that he had not been iu the paddock, but afterward he remembered that ho had gone to that enclosure to collect some money that a valet borrowed from him to buy satuhviehes. Yeager admitted that he had wagered on Mill on the Floss and gave as a reason that ho thought Caper Sauce to be sour and sore. Musgrave afterward asked the judges if he might aecept the 50 for winning and was told that it was a contravention of the rules to accept money from anyone except the owner of the horse. Pease claimed that he had been told that Mill on the Floss had lost her speed and that he was not to hurry his mount in the early stages of the race. The next day J. W. Schorr suggested that Pease, lie given another opjiortunity id telling what he know, and when the boy was asked if he had ever been approached to pull a horse, he said that at Hamilton W. A. BorttscbeH had asked him to place Cooaey K. This brought Mr. Bnrttscheil into the matter, and iu the course of his examination Instated that he bed been approached at Windsor the , day that he won with Port Worth and CooMey K.. and that he was asked to place the latter and permit Btsfford to win, and C at Mr. Chinn would have Ked-wine placed aOjd permit Fort Worth to win. Jockey Calms handling of MotKTeif in his race was so palpably bad that he was suspended before he dismounted. The bey denied that In- pulled the horse, but said that fleOTgt Kelly, valet for iockey Henry, had offered him to pull to Bedwlne. Henry McHaniel. trainer of Monereif. was not satis-tied with Palms ride and said that the boy apparently made no effort. Palms said that when he Was approached by Kelly, he asked who was behind the scheme, but that Kelly made no reply. Palms was Confronted by Kelly, who made a general denial and said that he never even Ipake to lulms on the day in ouestinn. lackey Goldstein, who rode Teddy Hear In a maiden race, told his employer, A. a. Weston, that he had been offered 0O to permit Flmeta Hamilton to win and afterward repeated the sam- story lo Kd Moore, a cloeker. Goldstein left fpr New York on the closing day of the Windsor mooting, but retained and gave the above testimony. Goldstein claimed that be had at first been offered 01 by Henry and that afterward, while on the way to tbe post! Henry said that S. A. Cloptou would give him 00 if be would pnll. P. T. Chinn entered a general denial against the charges and offered to make an affidavit that ho had no dealing either directly os indirectly with either Calms. BarttscbeH or Goldstein, Mr. Clonton also denied that be had ever made any offers cither for himself or Mr. Chinn. The officials have passed the eases on to the Canadian Racing Associations for final action. Albert Simons, trainee for John W. Schorr, was also called upon and was questioned hv ti-.,- officials, but no action in his ease or that of S. A. Clopton was taken. Judge Price will remain here a couple of days before leaving for Atlantic City. Horse BSCS and mre-goers who have congregated here in anticipation of the meeting which was to have opened at Fort Erie this afternoon are in a quandary. No definite date baa been set for the opening and all depends upon Ihe sett lenient of the Grand Trunk strike. The general opinion is that if a settlement is not made by Tuesday or Wedaesday next, the meeting will be postponed until October. Have Leary this afternoon shipped Fitz Herbert to Saratoga.

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