Bedwell Entries Barred: Stewards of Jockey Club Order Rejection of Stake Nominations, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-20


view raw text

BEDWELL ENTRIES BARRED Stewards of Jockey Club Order Rejection of Stake Nominations. An Echo of the Trouble of 1920 and Events Following the Sir Barton-Man o War Special Race. H. Guy Bedwell has been virtually barred from New York racing by an order of the stewards of the Jockey Club. This action came at a recent meeting of the stewards when the Saratoga Racing Association and tho Westchester Racing Association were directed to refuse certain stake entries that had been made by Bedwell. The only explanation was that the entries were ordered refused under Rule 71, which reads: "At the discretion of the stewards of the Jockey Club or of the stewards, and without notice, the entries of any person, or the transfer of any entry, may be refused." This ruling has made void the nominations in the Futurity of 1926, Matron of 1924 and 1925 ; United States Hotel Stakes and Spin-away of this year, as well as the Alabama and the Travers of 1925. Other entries which are affected by the ruling were made in the names of Eleanor Fitzgibben, F. J. Golroy, John A. Payne and R. H. West. Jr. ECHO OF SPECIAL RACE. This action grows out of the scandal following the running of the match race between Sir Barton and Man o War in 1920 and the activities of Bedwell in the Shilling case that threatened for a time to bring about a breach between the Jockey Club and the Maryland Racing Commission. Bedwell mado no application for a trainers license in New York following this occurrence and it was intimated that it would be useless for him to make application. In thai fashion there was no ruling against him except that he woulld not be accepted as agent for J. K. L. Ross, for whom he was training at that time. When Bedwell finally made his peace in Maryland he returned to the turf to race under the name of the Kenton Stable, and last year his colt, Senator Norris, was winner of one-half of the Walden Stakes at Pim-lico. It is not known that Bedwell will take any action seeking to have the stewards rescind this most recent ruling, but that is hardly thought possible. He has not raced in New York to any extent for several years, having confined his racing activities to the Maryland and the Canadian circuits. It was reported recently that Bedwell had been offered a big price for Senator Norris and the barring of that colt from stakes for which he might be made eligible in New Ycrk would have an effect on his value. AVhile only Westchester and Saratoga were named in the ruling that was handed down it is presumed that the stewards would take a like action against Bedwell at the other New York tracks. j

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1924032001_1_3
Library of Congress Record: