Board of Appeals Denies Meade Riding License: Votes Unanimously to Sustain Action of The Jockey Club, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-15


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Board of Appeals Denies Meade Riding License LicenseVotes Votes Unanimously to Sustain Action of The Jockey Club ClubNEW NEW YORK N Y May 14 The Board of Appeals heard Don Meade at Belmont Park this afternoon and voted unanimously to sustain the action of The Jockey Club on April 14 in denying him a jockey license for 1943 1943The The grounded rider in and out of trouble almost constantly since setting forth on his career as a jockey in 1930 appeared in a meeting attended by Ashley T Cole Her ¬ bert Bayard Swope Joseph E Davis Alfred Hennen Morris assistant attorneygeneral Edmund Caddy Francis P Dunne Marshall Cassidy and John Shevlin to appeal his case caseSwope Swope and Cole represented the New York State Racing Commission Davis and Morris The Jockey Club ClubFollowing Following the hearing chairman Swope of the State Racing Commission said saidThe The action taken today was without prejudice and the application can be re ¬ newed The decision does not impair his rights to gallop horses in the morning morningThe The decision of the Board Qf Appeals to sustain the action of The Jockey Club occasioned no surprise among the racing fraternity though the noted rider said upon emerging from the meeting and while the board still was in session that he was hopeful hopefulMeade Meade was the champion Jockey of America in 1939 with 255 winners from fromContinued Continued on Page TwentySeven Board of Appeals Denies Meade Riding License LicenseVotes Votes Unanimously to Sustain Action of The Jockey Club ClubContinued Continued from Page One 1284 mounts and again in 1941 when he booted 210 winners in 1164 mounts mountsLast Last fall at Jamaica he became involved in his present difficulty In the running of the Correction Handicap October 19 he was suspended for collusion and his case was referred to the stewards of the Jockey Club Ten days later the stewards con ¬ tinued this suspension suspensionIn In the Correction Meade had the mount on Imperatrice Herb Lindberg the mount on her running mate Elimar ElimarIt It was charged that Meade shouted to Lindberg to interfere with another runner during the course of the contest contestObviously Obviously it is the cumulative evidence tending to reveal Meade as a chronic of ¬ fender upon whom punishment fails to exert any corrective influence rather more than any individual infraction that now weighs so heavily against him himThere There is a mistaken impression in some quarters that in the hearing today the Board of Appeals had either to show cause why it should not grant him a license or lift the suspension suspensionOn On the contrary the suspension may stand until Meade can produce evidence of some later development ameliorating blame or until such time as the officials decide he has been sufficiently punished

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