To Prevent Tampering With Racers: New Rule Announced by Aqueduct Stewards Expected to Have a Beneficial Effect., Daily Racing Form, 1918-07-06


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TO PREVENT TAMPERING WITH RACERS New Rule Announced ly Aqueduct Stewards Ex pected to Have a Beneficial Effect Xew York July Cases of nosestuffing occur ¬ ring every once in a while are the reasons for the stewards to make every trainer responsible for the physical condition of any horse started under his management AVhile the ruling was only made by the acting stewards at Aqueduct there is every reason to l llcre it will be passed on to all tracks in this section a practical way the edict is superfluous as the racing rules make all trainers responsible for their hordes but the local board wishes to make a spciifh ruling without qualification so that a suspension of the license of any trainer mechani ¬ cally follows the discovery that a horse has been tampered withThe with The rule too will cause traiuers to take greater precautions in protecting their charges from mis ¬ creants and Kive them an incentive to run them down when such acts of criminality are discovered It also will have a tendency to make trainers more careful in selecting their employes and in establish ¬ ing rigid rules regarding their associates associatesTin Tin new work or fight law which came into operation Tulv 1 will help to clean out many unde ¬ sirables who hang around the vicinity of a race track This new law in combination with the spe ¬ cific ruling of the Aqueduct stewards has drawn the lines more closely around those under suspicion and it is possible that individuals who have ixrpe tratcd the inhumane act of nosestuffing will turn against those who have employed them to commit the offense offenseCol Col Matt J AAinn who is acting as a steward at Aqueduct is extremely bitter on the subject as are his associates since the recent case of stuffing Harwood II was reported The case Is under in ¬ vestigation aim it is earnestly hoped the culprits will be unearthed

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