Wins Petition for Mandamus Against Maryland Commission, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-28


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Wins Petition for Mandamus Against Maryland Commission BALTIMORE, Md., June 27. — R. Roy McClarin, owner of the horse Sir Cross, has won his petition for a writ of mandamus against the Maryland Racing Commission on the grounds that it arbitrarily overruled its stewards regarding results of the eighth race at Bowie on May 3. McClarin complained that Sir Cross was entitled to the ,625 winners share of the purse because the first horse, M. Cork, was disqualified by the stewards because a weight allowance had been improperly claimed. George C. Daub, McClarins lawyer, asserted in Superior Court that the commission overruled its stewards without giving McClarin a hearing. He claimed the commission ignored its own rules. Chief Judge W. Conwell Smith, after a hearing, ruled that the mandamus should be granted. The actual terms of the mandamus orders are to be drawn later.

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