Horsemen Elect Officers: C. H. Berryman the New President--Vote Against Professional Clockers., Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-29


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HORSEMEN ELECT OFFICERS C H Berryman the New President Vote Against Professional dockers LEXINGTON Ky April 28 Tlie Thoroughbred Horse Association at its fifth annual meeting last night at the Phoenix Hotel elected Messrs Hal Price Headley Thomas I Hayes Thomas Piatt Jr and Deslia Breckenridge to fill vacancies on the board of directors directorsCharles Charles H Berryman was elected president for the ensuing yt ar Arthur 15 Hancock was elected vicepresident and Thomas B Cromwell was re elected secretary at the meeting of the directors which followed the membership meeting meetingThe The members voted at the ratio of 2 to 1 for the exclusion of professional dockers from the Kentucky race courses during the hours from 4 to 11 oclock each morning Messrs Tames W Mc ¬ Clelland Howard Oots and Allan B Oallaher were appointed a committee to take up the matter with Matt J Winn general manager of the Kentucky Jockey Club and insist that the horsemen be ac ¬ corded the same privacy in their preparations for racing that theatre and amusement l ark owners accord actors and other performers in their re ¬ hearsals hearsalsThe The statement was made that the Thoroughbred Horse Association has no objection to the publics having all legitimate and proper information about the horses that are to race hut it does object to having groups of men making it a business to perch watches and tabs in hand for hours in the grandstand along the rails timing the horses often ¬ times incorrectly and selling the result of their observations to persons purely for betting purposes When objection to the touts was raised in the spring of 1919 the Kentucky Jockey Club put them off the tracks and under a rule of the State Rac ¬ ing Commission employed a timer of exercise gal ¬ lops Tills year the official timer was not em ¬ ployed and the gates were again opened to the pro ¬ fessionals The attitude of the Thoroughbred Horse Association is that if the professionals were ob noxious eiiousjr to cause them to be banished the official timer of exercise workouts Is not neces ¬ sary then the professionals now are npt necessary and a detriment to the best interests of racing racingObjection Objection has been raised to tile prices being paid by owners and trainers for board for their men in the kitchens on the race coursesj General manager Winn has said that he would gladly place at the disposal of the Thoroughbred Horse Association a kitchen at each course to be operated on a coop ¬ erative basis It was voted that the association will take advantage of the opportunity to decrease board at Louisville and Latonia T P Hayes Kay Spence and John Gnllnher were appointed a committee to make the necessary arrangements arrangementsIt It was voted that president Berryinan appoint a committee of three to consult with general manager Winn relative tb purses at Louisville and Latonia

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