Fog Stops English Racing: Stewards at Leicester Abandon Features When Vision is Obstructed, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-01


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FOG STOPS ENGLISH RACING Stewards at Leicester Abandon Features When Vision Is Obstructed. LONDON, England, November 15. Dense fog placed the stewards at the Leicester course in a quandary yesterday. Both the Clock Tower Handicap and the Stoughton Plate were abandoned, owing to the conditions. The judges did well to decide four the races run in the fog, as nothing could be seen of them for more than a hundred yards. Were it not for the fact that almost every instance when the horses did appear in view one horse was out by himself the matter of spotting the winner would have been impossible. The gates were not opened until the time for racing to commence. Then it was decided to postpone the start for half an hour. "When conditions did not change a police whistle was sounded half-way down the course to announce the starts. A report from Stockel, Belgium, states that so thick was the fog Monday it was found necessary to signal the start of each race by gunshot. 2 n f ;r e n of 1 d in n j j . r. :e ;s ls h

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