Laurels Official Staff: Capable and Experienced Racing Men to be in Charge of Meeting Opening October 7, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-21


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LAURELS OFFICIAL STAFF Capable and Experienced Racing JVEen to Be in Charge of Meeting Opening October 7. . LAUREL, "Mr, Sept 20. The same capahle staff of officials that has presided at previous Laurel Park metings "will be found in their old positions when the bugle blows for the first race Tuesday, October 7, For twenty-three days they "will keep an eagle eye on the sport Spalding Lowe Jenkins, president of the Maryland State Fair, has surrounded himself with men who .know the sport from beginning to end. Representing .Maryland State "Fair in the stewards stand will be Henry J. Morris, a man who has the respect of turfmen and jockeys and the confidence of the public These combinations are rare qualities in any man and under his jurisdiction the meeting should run with smoothness. Associated with him will be the representatives of the Maryland facing Commission and a third man to be agreed -upon by them. Among the other important -positions is that of starter, which has been so ably filled by James Milton, who needs no introduction to the vast army of turf devotees. There is no better than -"Jim," who has made a life study of dispatching the thoroughbreds away from the barrier. Looking across the track from the judges stand ready to catch nose decisions will be John R. Campbell, John P. Turner and Herman P.. Conkling. They have a job that is ticklish in the extreme and their verdicts, like those of a baseball umpire, must be given as they see em and without hesitation. Campbell also will be the official handi-capper and racing secretary and he is well qualified for the -positions. He has spent his life fulfilling his duties, and none better, horsemen declare, is to be found anywhere. Conkling also will act in the capacity of clerk of the scales-Such other well-known officials to he employed by the Maryland State Fair will be P, T. Jtoche, paddock judge-; S. B. Billings, time, and William Jennings and G. Ernest Hall, patrol judges, Jr, "W, Ji. Dalton -will represent the Maryland Racing Commission, and the veterinarian will be Xr, .Henry J, .McCarthy.

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