Refute Cocaine Reports: London Newspaper Retracts Story That Captain Cuttle Was Doped for Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-22


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REFUTE COCAINE REPORTS London Newspaper Retracts Story That Captain Cuttle Was "Doped" for Derby. LONDON, England, November 9. YThen Lord Woolavingtons Captain Cuttle won this years Epsom Derby some of the London dailies printed stories about his stimulation on the edge of the race with cocaine. Lord AVooIavington sued one, the Daily Express. The story turned out to be untrue and the Express recently printed this: "When Captain Cuttle won the Derby a number of newspapers, emong them the Daily Express, stated that as the horse had spread a plate, cocaine was injected in order to ease the pain. This was interpreted by some people to ouggest that there had been a breach of the rules of racing by Lord YVoolavingtons trainer, Air. Darling. We are assured and accept the assurance that no cocaine whatever was employed in any shape or form. We therefore express our regret and apologies to Lord Woolaving-ton and Mr. Darling for having us 3d words-liable to be so interpreted, and we have agreed to pay their legal expenses in this connection."

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