Dauphin Case Appealed: Prix Conseil Municipal Disqualification Termed Unsportsmanlike by Owner, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-29


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DAUPHIN CASE APPEALED Prix Consei! Municipal Disqualification Termed Unsportsmanlike by Owner. PARIS, France, October 28. Jefferson Davis Cohn, whose colt Dauphin was disqualified Sunday in the 1922.sh0,000 Prix Conseil Municipal at Auteuil, because he was four ounces light Aveight, will appeal the case to the Societe dEncouragement, charging that the stewards committed "one of the most flagrant acts of unsportsmanship eAcr perpetrated by what is presumably a representative body of stewards." . "It was not an unsportsmanlike act to disqualify my horse when the jockey, Sharpe, failed to reach the requisite weight on weighing out," said Mr. Cohn. "That was the duty of the stewards. Where they showed gross unfairness was in not considering my complaint that the scales were not true. I have witnesses to prove that the scales were untrue, as Tvas shown by the fact that the needle deflected to one side instead of being in the middle. This should liave Teen sufficient to cause the stewards to suspend their hasty judgment. "I am bringing this question in the form of a sort of appeal before the notice of the Societe dEncouragement, and I cannot help feeling that their fairness will lead them to reconsider this unsportsmanlike Aer-dict. I need hardly add that I cannot be-lieAe the scales have been rectified since Sunday, as has been suggested in soma quarters."

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1920s/drf1922102901/drf1922102901_9_3
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Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800