Turf Rule World Wide: Striking Illustration of Reciprocal Upholding of Racing Decisions in Civilized Countries, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-22


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, j . , TURF RULE WORLD WIDE Striking Illustration of Reciprocal Upholding of Racing Decisions in Civilized Countries. "Ruled off for life" is the death knell for official, owner, trainer or Jockey, as the case may be; as far as racing is concerned, noc only in his own country but the world over. How well observed and respected are the rulings of the recognized leading turf bodies in all civilized countries is strikingly illustrated in the recent effort to have the New York Jockey Club reinstate C. E. "Boots" Durnell. At the last meeting of the Jockey Club the secretary presented letters from the Hon. Peter A. Jay, American embassy, Bucharest, relative to C. K. Durnell. In answer Mr. August Belmont, its chairman, was authorized and requested to write to the Hon. Peter A. Jay that the stewards of tho Jockey Club regretted that they could not see their wav clear to restore C. ID. Durnell to good standing. Evidently Durnell contemplated a return to the .sport from which he was banished and desired to race at Bucharest or elsewhere. But in order to do so he had to be ablo to present credentials from the Jockey Club of this country to the effect that he was in good standing. Being unable to do so lie had powerful influences intercede for him with the Jockey Club, with the above result. C. E. Durnell was a turbulent figure on the turf about fifteen yeara ago. In 1900 he was ruled off for life by the Pacific Jockey Club after having been suspended for one year by the stewards at Ascot. Los Angeles. Later in the same year he was reinstated, but in 1907 the Jockey Club of New Yoriv notified all organizations racing under its jurisdiction that the further entries of horses in which Durnell was interested should be refused. This virtually meant the end for Durnell as far as racing was concerned, and such it has proved to be. The way of the transgressor is hard and the power of the turf rulers worldwide.

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