Irish Jockeys Refused Licenses, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-06


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IRISH JOCKEYS . REFUSED LICENSES The English Jockey Club, shortly after the war broke out and considerably before conijcription came in, adopted the policy of declining to grant a license to any jockey of military age who had not offered himself for enlistment. This policy they have maintained throughout, without showing favor to anybody, and the National Hunt committee has done the same tiling. Early in Octoler at Newmarket two Irish jockeys, H. H. Beasley and M. Beary, who hold leading positions in the winning jockey list in Ireland, applied for licenses to ride in England. The stewards of the Jockey Club asked the question as to whether they had attested for military service, and tho answer being in the negative the licenses were refused.

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