Sensation at New Orleans: Jockey Coltiletti Suspended and a Layer Ruled Off, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-02


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SENSATION AT NEW ORLEANS ; ♦ Jockey Coltiletti Suspended and a j Layer Ruled Off. 1 Shipment of Horses Prevented by Cold Weather and Rain — New Kentucky Track Reported. ♦ j NEW ORLEANS. La., March 1. In the silence of Tuesdays twilight, long after tin- racing had CMM to a close at Ike Fair Grounds iind terminated ] tlio meeting, there mi exploded ■ bomI shelI j when the stewards issued itu official ruling as ■ follows. "For violation of turf ethics and rules of the liusiiiess Mens Racing Association Reiny Dorr is wnirf off the turf and jockey Frank Coltiletti is indefinitly suspended." . Beyond the above ruling the stewards would not • explain nud their action left the matter open to nil sorts of tonjecture and rumor. It has been ] freely hinted all during the ineetiug that the con- duct of tlie sport was faulty: that jockeys were , riding with zeal on occasions and listlessly at other j times and that they were setting by with the iu- consistent work without reprimand or admonishment from the stewards stand. Some of the comment was deserved, much of it i • exaggerated, but there was a feeling that the stew- j aids stand was lax. 1 Tuesday nights ruling in the eleventh hour of the 1 stewards time to further function at the meeting . sounded high above the tumult of the carnival participants and the reverberation is still being felt. I Dear I o:r is a well-known operator. wlio at I times has been in the limelight because of his daring 1 manipulations. The "turf ethics" he is said to have 1 violated are unknown, but it is supposed to have 1 something to do with a race in which Buuga Buck, ridden by Coltiletti. was badly beaten. j tiurr disclaims knowledge of why he was made a • party lo any ruling by the stewards and stoutly nitliitnined innocence of any wrongdoing. He likewise today announced liis intention of taking his j case before the board of appeals. Coltiletti is said to be at Hot Springs. Ark., j resting preparatory to reporting to trainer Janic Itowe at the Whitney farm ami resuming work for 1 the Whitney establishment. . Dorr is one of the four layeis whose cas-* v come up next Friday to be tried for violation of j Hie Locke law. The other defendants are Hennas , Shaw, lack Sheehnn and "Frisco" Gardner. A benvv and .old rain, which began shortly after midnight. caused a change in plans on the part , of ni.inv of the owners, who had intended a de- j partnre today, and they kept their charges well , housed at the Fair ".rounds. i There is little likelihood that many horses, ex- ceptlng those intended fttt Mobile, will ke trans ferred if the weather continues as at present. Starter A. B. D»a departed tonight for lii-home in Henderson. Ky. His work here «rU the outstanding feature of the racing and bordered on the sensational. He stated that a movcm nt was at present on foot which will add a new track to the Kentucky courses The one contemplated will be some distance from the "Three L" Circuit on a plot of ground of some 500 acres, owned by Lee Baskett of Henderson. Kv. The track will be situaed between Henderson. Kv.. and Evansville. Ind.. on Kentucky soil and w.-uld come under the regulations of the Kentucky Racing Commission. Ample capital is promised for the project and it is the intention to have the course modern iu every respect. Among the prime movers in the venture is Bradley Wilson, who successfully engineered the Devonshire project, li is probable that when the track ia built dates for spring and fall meeting-will be requested from the Kenlinkv Rtate Racing Commission. II is unlikely that the track will be completed and utilized for racing until next year. _ *—

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