Ultimatum To Pimlico: Maryland Jockey Clubs Rejection of Ross Entries Causes Trouble.; Racing Commission Plainly Says No Racing Unless They Are Accepted., Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-13


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ULTIMATUM TO PIMLICO Maryland Jockey Clubs Rejection of Ross Entries Causes Trouble Racing Commission Plainly Says SaysNo No Racing Unless They TheyAre Are Accepted BALTIMORE Md April 12 The managers of the Pinilico track yesterday made it known that they had refused the stake entries of the Canadian sMirtsman because of Mr Bedwells signature on the entries At first it was believed that this move was prompted by a desire on the part of the Pini ¬ lico people to veto the sanction of the Maryland commission in granting Bedwell the right to act for the Ross stable and to align themselves with the Joeket Club in the matter matterSuch Such is not the case on the authority of William P Riggs secretary and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club Mr Riggs stated today that his association refused to recognize Bodwell solely because it desires to treat him as persona non grata at Pimllco and without reference to any moves that might have been made elsewhere in favor of or against the former trainer of the Ross horses horsesSpeaking Speaking of the incident today Mr Riggs said We are according full recognition to the right of the commission to issue an agents license to Mr Bedwell but we have not lost sight of the fact that it is the right of every association to close its gates to whomsoever it wishes as in the past when licenses were issued by the Jockey Club and the Maryland Jockey Club has chosen 1o place a bar in front of the principal in this case caseIn In spite of the hopeful aspect given the situation by the optimistic opinion of Mr Riggs a more threatening light fell upon the matter as a result of Action tak6n by Messrs Timarus and Olivier in a commission meeting today They have notified the directors of the Maryland Jockey Club that the credentials of Bedwcll must be respected and that the stake nominations of Commander Ross must be accepted as originally presented by the stable agent acting under appointment of Commander Ross and confirmation from the entire commission before KenndyThe the resignation of Joseph I Kenndy The commission lias returned to the Maryland Jockey Club its check of 108000 issued for the purpose of cost covering the state tax for a spring meeting at Pinilico This is tantamount to an announcement that unless the Maryland Jockey Club accedes to the demands of the commission in the Iledwell matter there will be no racing at Pini ¬ lico springThe this spring The Ross nominations wore mailed by H G Bed well acting upon the advice of his attorney and following their rejection by the Maryland Jockey Club when Bedwell presented them in person at the clubs downtown office officeThere There are no new developments in the selection of a successor to commissioner J J Kennedy although the names of R Bennett Darnell and former judge Charles N Burke have been men ¬ tioned as possible selections with the greater num ¬ ber of gnessers naming the latter Commissioner Kennedys resignation will not be accepted formally until his successor is appointed but lie took no purl in the meeting this morning out of which came the ultimatum to the Maryland Jockey Club

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