Saratoga Track Rules Stringent: Since Imperator Nose Stuffing Incident Heavy Guard Patroles Course at Night, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-16


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SARATOGA TRACK RULES STRINGENT. jSince Imperator Nose Stuffing Incident .Heavy Guard Patroles Course at Night. By Ed Cole. Saratoga, N. Y., August. 15. Since the Imperator nose stuffing incident, the Saratoga track .rules have been .made stringent.. In the first place there are now eight watchmen on the .grounds patrolling all night -with arc lights glaring all over the place. Notices have been posted that only one gate can be used by employes at night and every person is insixcted and looked over. A persoii under the influence of liquor is not admitted and a; flaming notice is posted that the watchmen have orders to shoot any person climbing the fences. William A. Pinkerton believes the trail in the Imperator case has been discovered and the culprit sighted. "I cannot say much about the case as it might interfere with the procedure," said Mr. Pinkerton, "but unless we are much mistaken, the guilty parties will soon be unearthed." It lias been decided to devote the profits of next Fridays racing to the. Red Cross as voted upon by all associations to give one day for the war fund. Upon tliat day it is probable that all complimentary tickets will be suspended that all may contribute to the general good cause. "Well find out just how good Jack Hare Jr. is when he steps along witii the two-year-olds in the Grab Bag Handicap," said trainer Frank. Weir. "There is ud question but that he will be in the front division for u while and lie may string along with them all the way. It will settle the question in my mind as to whether or not we have a good or moderate baud of two-year-olds this year. If .lack Hare Jr. makes a good showing in the. Grab Bag Handicap it will put Viva America in the spotlight, as she run rings around him in a race at Windsor. et so much depends upon track conditions, these days. The Grab Bag Handicap will do much to solve the two-year-old question of the, year, in my opinion."

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