Conduct Inquiry on Running of Winston Churchill Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-09


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Conduct Inquiry on Running Of Winston Churchill Stakes LONDON, Eng., June 8. An inquiry will be conducted into " Saturdays running of the "Winston Churchill Stakes at Hurst Park to determine whether a jockey eased up in the home stretch to allow another horse to win, the stewards of The Jockey Club announced today. The two-mile race was won by Premonition ridden by Bill Carr, Queen Elizabeths personal jockey. Second was his stable-mate Osborne, with jockey R. Burrows up. Burrows will be called on the carpet to explain what appeared to be a violation of British racing rules. Captt Cecil Boyd-Rdchfort, the Queens personal trainer and handler of the horses involved also will be called upon to give evidence. Osborne and Premonition ran one-two all the way until the final furlong when the latter went ahead to cross the finish line first. The two horses run together regularly in training. Brig. W. F. Wyatt, who owns both horses, said after the race he used Osborne merely as a pacemaker. But British rules state clearly that "each race shall be run on its merits whether an owner has another horse in the race or not."

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