Probable Oldest Turf Official: Charles F. Price in Active Judicial Service for over Thirty Years-Juarez Gossip, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-30


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PROBABLE OLDEST TURF OFFICIAL. Charles F. Price in Active Judicial Service for Over Thirty Years — Juarez Gossip. El Paso. Tex., January 29. — The management of the Jockey Club Juarez was loath to end the meet tag so abruptly, but as there were only six days remaining to be run. according to the announced schedule, there will be no hardship to the horsemen who have proepeted well under the liberal policy of the club. Bj next season it is expected that the trouble across the Rio Grande will all be over, when another meeting, bigger ami better than ever, will be given. .Judge Charles F. Price, presiding steward at Juarez, will leave Wedn sday on his annual vacation. Be will go to Naples. Fin., to spend the remainder of the winter as the guest of OeetgCi M. Hendrie. Kn route he expects to stop off a few days at New Orleans to take in the racing at the Fair I rounds track. In point of continuous and active service, Judge Price is probably the oldest racing judge in America to-day. He has been over thirty years in the stand, during which time he has judged over 30.000 races. His turf career as an official began in ISMi. under the late Colonel Lewis Clark, at Churchill Downs. Prior to that he was engaged in newspaper work at the time of his departure therefrom. being city editor of the Louisville Post. Cpon tin death of Major It. G. P.ruce he succeeded him as secretary of the old LouisiIle Jockey Club. This position, and as associate judge with Colonel Clark, ire held for a number of years. He was also associated as judge with Colonel Clark on a number of other tracks. Ipoii the death of the latter Judge Price succeeded him as presiding judge at Chan hill Downs. For twenty-five years he _M been ill the stand at Latonia. and has presided at Douglas Park almost from its beginning. He was also in the stand at Lexington for a number of seasons. His services, however, have not been confined to Kentucky. He has been pre iding stew ard of the California Jockey Club at Oakland, Tan-foran and Sacramento, at the Highland Park track in Detroit, at Windsor and Fort Krie in Canada; at Nashville. Tenn. ; San Antonio. Texas; Juarez, Mexico; Ideal Park and other courses. Probably no man is more familiar with turf law than Judge Price. He was identified with the American Turf Congress, founded in 1891. the elder! turf govt ruing body in the west. Many of the turf rules of the present day were formulated by the late Colonel Clark. Col. L. P. Tarleton and Judge Price. He has been associated in the stand with many of the most noted turf officials of the past Colonel Clark. John Carter. Colonel Tarlton. Captain James II. Kees and others. Judge Price, despite his M years, is still hale and hearty, and this winter has been in the enjoyment of better health than in a good many years. Like all other public officials, he has been criticized, but never once lias his honesty and integrity been called into question. He is possessed of a keen, judicial mind and can-fully weighs all evidence before arriving at a decision. R. L. Frazier, of the firm of Frazier and Karris, is regarded as one of the richest oil operators in Kast Texas. He has large property interests in Corsicana. where he is known as the "Oil King." Previous to striking it rich in oil Mr. Frazier had been identified with racing as an owner, and after amassing a fortune he returned to the sport, only on a more pretentious scale. Frazier and Farris have been I II lag at Juarez and in their stable are Bolala, Anna Kruter. Nettie Walcutt, Signorette. Minnie !•.. Foxy CrilT. Had Prospect and Punch of Keys, the latter being a recent acquisition. Now that the Juarez meeting has been concluded, the stable will be shipped to Lexington for a campaign on the Kentucky tracks. Mr. Frazier last fall purchased from Jake Marklein the contract on the good lightweight rider. Ceorge Seherrer. ami this boy. who has been riding successfully at Juarez, will ride for the stable in Kentucky. The victory of Star Rose in a race last Tuesday brought to light the fact that his brother, the once-noted Camden racer Helios, is serving with the colors as an officers mount with the Pershing punitive expedition in Mexico. Array officers returning from Pershings headquarters declare this to be a fact. They say he has proved the best of all of the expeditions chargers. Helios is by Star Shoot — Hindoo Rose, and was bred by Senator J. N. Camden, in whose colors he raced as a two and three-year-old. His racing career was terminated abruptly, when he received injuries that put him out of training. Later he was sold to a cavalry officer, who • brought him to the border.

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