Turf Congress Appeals., Daily Racing Form, 1898-06-18


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TURF CONGRESS APPEALS CINCINNATI O June 16 The Committee of Appeals of the Turf Congress met here yester ester ¬ day and transacted considerable business Messrs Messes Rolla Olla Wells and E F Clay were present Judge George Perkins being the absent mem memo ¬ ber beer The most important case decided was that of R R Rice Co against the New Memphis Jockey Club to recover possession of the three yearold earl filly Lady Irene now in possession of Stanton Tucker While racing at Memphis in April last one of the members of the firm of Rice Co claimed Lady Irene out of a selling race from Stanton Tucker The latter de ¬ murred marred to the claim alleging that it was illegal I as the claimant was not a member of the firm of Rice Co JudgeCTark Budgetary abided in favor of Stan ton Tucker basing his decision on the state ¬ ment meant that all the members of the firm of Rice Co had not been duly registered with the Secretary of the New Memphis Jockey Club prior to the running of their horses at the meet ¬ ing King Rice Co carried the case to the Com ¬ mittee mite on Appeals and the following decision was rendered by its members In the case of R R Rice Co vs the New Memphis Jockey Clnb Clan it is the opinion and judgment of the Com iniltoe finite on Appeals that R R Rice Co com i plied with Rule 78 when they registered with j I the Secretary of the New Memphis Jockey Club prior to making entries to the meeting of said club the names of said R R Rice Co Under the rules of the American Turf Congress they had the right to claim Lady Irene and retain possession of her herLady heraldry Lady Irene is now being raced at the High ¬ land Park meeting in Detroit and the decision of the Committee on Appeals makes her liable to claim by Rice Co at any time timeA time A decision was rendered by the Appeals Com ¬ mittee mite in the next case taken up that declared two rules of the New Memphis Jockey Club illegal and contrary to the laws of the Turf Congress At the spring meeting last April of the New Memphis Jockey Club Umbrella McGuigan Michigan entered Boanerges Beaneries in a handicap to which an entrance fee of 15 was charged There being but three other starters the New Memphis Club declared the race off and re ¬ tained stained the entrance fees under two rules of the association which are as follows Rule 15 In purses handicaps and sweep ¬ stakes that close during the meeting five horses of different interest to enter and start or the race may be declared off offRule effulgent Rule 33 In purse races below eight a declara declare ¬ tion ion fee of 5 per cent of first money shall be charged which shall bo divided between the second and third horses in the ratio of 60 and 40 per cent respectively But in case of the declarations being below five the race may be declared off at the discretion of the manage ¬ ment meant and the declaration fee shall remain in the custody of the club and go to the racing fund fundUnder undine Under these rules when McGuigan Michigan scratched Boanerges Beaneries and the race was declared off his 15 declaration fee was retained by the club Me Guigan Guiana demanded the return of his money but it was refused He carried the case before the Appeals Committee and yesterday they decided that he is entitled to the return of his 15 The above rules of the New Memphis Jockey Club were declared as illegal and contrary to those of the Turf Congress This will compel the New Memphis Club to strike them from its list of racing rules and make it liable to return all money collected under them themThe tether The petition of Jockny Jock Chevalier of Little Pete fame for reinstatement was again before the committee but was not considered The petition of Jockey Hall who was ruled off at Nashville was rejected William McGuigan Michigan lodged complaint against John Schorr Scorer for abus abuse ¬ ing King him at Memphis last April in front of the judges stand after he had run up Sea Lion in a selling race The Appeals Committee decided that it had no jurisdiction in the case and said it should have been brought to the attention of the presiding judge of the track Lewis M Clark

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