A. G. Woodman Reinstated: Stewards of Tijuana Jockey Club Exonerate Trainer of Cotlogomor-Sequel to Coffroth., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-19


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A. G. WOODMAN REINSTATED Stewards of Tijuana Jockey Club Exonerate Trainer of Cotlogo- mor — Sequel to Coffroth. LOUISVILLE. Ky., April 18— A. G. Woodman, trainer of Cotlogomor, Boon Companion and other horses, the property of the Coventry Stable of S. A. Cowen, Cleveland sportsman, whose training license was suspended about ten days ago by the stewards of the Tijuana Jockey Club, following the publication in a number of newspapers of a story sent out from Louisville, in which Woodman is alleged to have criticised the Tijuana officials in connection with the running of the Coffroth Handicap, in which Cotlogomor was a starter, has been restored to good standing by Francis Nelson, senior steward at the Lower California track. Information to this effect was conveyed in a telegram received Sunday morning by Woodman of which the following is a copy. "SAN DILGO. Calif., April 17.— To A. G. Woodman, Louisville, Ky. — Stewards of the Tijuana Jockey Club have considered all testimony in your case, and have terminated your suspension, finding responsibility for objectionable matter is on Sanders. Notice wired today to Kentucky State Racing Commission and written notice in regular order now in mail for all bodies," Signed Francis Nelson, Senior Steward. The reinstatement followed shortly after the writer of the article in question had sent Judge Nelson an affidavit, that exonerated trainer Woodman. The article in question was sent out shortly after Woodmans arrival here from Tijuana and attracted much attention. Woodman admitted that he did complain about what he termed the "rough deal" Cotlogomor got at the start of the Coffroth, but denied making any statement that reflected upon the Tijuana officials in any manner. Woodman is popular with his fellow trainers, and news of his reinstatement was welcomed by them. Mr. Woodman had intended sending Cotlogomor to Pimlico to start in the Dixie Handicap, but let up in the horses training when apprised of his suspension. As it will be impossible to prepare the horse for the race. Woodman has decided to keep him at Churchill Downs and get him ready for his engagement in the Grainger Memorial Handicap, which is to be decided May 21.

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