Judge Murphy Returns: Confirms Story of His Appointment as Presiding Steward at Fair Grounds, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-26


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JUDGE MURPHY RETURNS Confirms Story of His Appointment as Presiding Steward .at Fair Grounds. Joseph A. Murphy was back at his desk in the Garrick Theater building yesterday after a flying trip to New Orleans. He confirmed the story from there that he had accepted the position of presiding steward at the Fair Grounds. "I went all over the winter details with Mr. Dymond, the president. I had never met Mr. Dymond before, and I can give my estimate of him with the statement that the Business Mens Racing Association is indeed, fortunate in securing such a man as president. "Mr. Dymond has appointed Herman Con-kling as one of my associates and will shortly appoint the third man. He will also invite A. B. Dade, Jack Campbell, Joseph McLennan and John Carey to resume their positions of last winter. "The stewards have been vested by Mr. Dymond with all the powers of a license committee and with full power to control the racing, subject to such appeals as may be provided by the rules. "It was also dletermined that no stable room will be assigned until applicants have been approved by the stewards. The general manager will notify those to whom stable room has been assigned, and those who are notified that there are no stalls for them will accept that they are not welcome. No publicity will be given to this, but the decision will be final and unalterable. Nor will any stable be allowed to harbor anyone ruled off or suspended for fraud. These may seem off-hand to be drastic regulations, but racing had a close call in the last legislature and it is really on two years trial to put its house in order. With the legal status definitely settled and a new atmosphere of social prestige and sportsmanship around the racing the coming winter should be the most brilliant in the history of the sport." Judge Murphy found local affairs running smoothly. Horses continued to arrive and the work of razing the government buildings in the infield was started. The most gratifying feature of the whole proposition was the evidence of local interest Sunday. At one time there were about 400 automobiles in the grounds and it is estimated that 3,000 visitors passed through the gates. Judge Murphy is still looking for a horse to run against Exterminator. Sam Hildreth wired that Kai-Sang has a bad foot and Grey Lag had been kicked at the post. Henry McDaniels wired that Boniface had pulled up quite sore. No word has been received from James Rowe on Bunting.

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