English Dates for 1923: Jockey Club Announces Schedule for Next Year-- Changes in Officials, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-20


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ENGLISH DATES FOR 1923 Jockey Club Announces Schedule for Next Year Changes in Officials. LONDON, England, June 30. At a recent meeting of the English Jockey Club racing dates for 1023 were approved and days set for the running of the big fixtures. The Epsom Derby will be run Wednesday, June 1G, and the Epsom Oaks June 8. Racing on the flat for 1923 will open Monday, March 10, and close Saturday, November 24. Following are the dates announced for the principal meetings : April 2 Tuesday, Newmarket Craven Meeting, 3 days. April 24 Tuesday, Epsom Spring Meeting, 2 days. May 1 Tuesday, Newrnarket First Spring, 4 days. May 15 Tuesday, Newmarket Second Spring, 3 days. June 5 Tuesday, Epsom Summer Meeting, 4 days. Jun8 19 Tuesday. Ascot, 4 days. July 3 Tuesday, Newmarket First July. 4 days. July 17 Tuesday, Newmarket Second July, 3 days. July 31 Tuesday, Goodwood, 4 days. October 2 Tuesday, Newmarket First October, 4 days. October 1C Tuesday, Newmarket Second October, 4 days. October 30 Tuesday, Newmarket Hongliton Meeting, 4 days. Sir Samuel Scott informed the club that the stewards had received from Sir Charles Gill a formal notification of his resignation as senior counsel to the club, owing to his retirement from practice at the bar. It was agreed that a letter should be addressed to Sir Charles expressing their regret and thanking him for his valuable services rendered to the club. Sir Charles Gill was, by acclamation, elected an honorary member of the club. Sir Samuel also informed the club that Lord Middleton had found himself compelled j to resign the position of starter to the Jockey Club, and the meeting requested the stewards to write thanking Lord Middleton for his long and valued services. Captain Allison, who had acted as deputy starter to the Jockey Club, was appointed starter. Sir Samuel said the stewards had realized last April that the position as regards an adequate number of efficient starters was not a satisfactory one, and it had now become more acute since Lord Middletons retirement. They interviewed at the Newmarket first spring meeting and subsequently issued starters licenses to two gentlemen who had considerable experience as starters in India and Egypt Major Robertson and Captain Rabinson, and they proposed to give them trial3 at the Newmarket July meetings, and also Sir Archibald White, who had a good deal of experience this year. The stewards recognized that this would be an experiment. They could not expect other executives to experiment for them and as this was, in their opinion, one of the meth ods by which efficient and satisfactory starters could be discovered they hoped the club would approve and that it would prove a success.

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