Interesting Decision in French Courts, Daily Racing Form, 1910-07-31


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INTERESTING DECISION IN FRENCH COURTS. A decision of interest has just been rendered in the french courts. The origin of the ease dates back to October, 1000. writes a Paris correspondent, rhea at a race meeting at Loogchampa the public, i nraged at what it considered a false start, which left the favorite among other horses at the post, tore ilown the booths of the betting enclosures and set them on tile. The judgment was to tin- effect that money staked m Ihe rice COejM not be recovered. It included a tV itement of the position which the state takes in Wjl .natter of betting. ■■flic decision goes on to say that the starter had. ■JTfc .ordiiig to his right, hold that the start given *"mrt»ub1 i e maintained, so us not to sacrifice the fcfj.i.-k.-is win. had obeyed " the signal for those who had v bestial -1. believing it a false start. That, aaore- i Bone of the parties especially interested proprietors, trainers or Jockeys had made any claim, as they had a right to do if they thought the race improperly begun. The court held also that the complainer. in betting w nli the pari mutuel. knew perfectly well that he was not only liable to see his horse lose, but also to see him eft behind at the Bait,

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