Lieutenant Gibson Coming, Daily Racing Form, 1900-05-24


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LIEUTENANT GIBSON COMlNtt. Lieutenant Gibson, the crack three-yeai-old owned by Charles H. Smith, the Chicago Board of Trade man, will arrive at Hawthorne Saturday morning. This information was conveyed to the Hawthorne officials yesterday in a telegram sent from Louisville by Charles Hughes, the trainer of the Smith stable, reading as follows: "My horses will arrive at Hawthorne Saturday morning." There are six animals of high grade -take class in the Smith string and a number of youngsters of ordinary merit, as well as several handy selling plater- and handicap horses. The good ones are Lieutenant Gibson, Hi.- Excellency, Bangle, Donald Bain, Mr. Smith and Sweet Hawthorne. His wins in the Kentucky Derby and Clark Stakes have demonstrated that Lieutenant Gibson i- the host three-year-old any Chicago man has raced in a long time, and he is certain to be a warm favorite in the Turf Congress Handicap, which is to be run at Hawthorne next Wednesday. Touts of all kinds and their companion evil, the tip sellers, are to be banished front Hawthorne. Orders were issued yesterday for a vigorous crusade against all ™ e» u14 caught trying to "tout" bettors, or pretending to dispose of stable information in any way. and also against the lusty-lunged shriekers who peddle tips. They are all to bo driven from the trains as well as the race ground-. Arrangement- have been made with W. A. Pinkerton to furnish a special corps of detectives for this work, and the various transportation companies whose lines run to Hawthorne have agreed to oo-operate with the Chicago Jockey Clab officials in the suppression of the nuisance. "We are determined to put an end to this evil, said Manager McEvoy last night. "Our action is radical, I know, and an extreme innovation in Chicago, where the tout has reigned unmolested for years, but we are going to protect our patrons from annoyance if we liave to land every one of the offenders in jail. People who visit n race track for enjoyment dont like to have their pleasure marred by the persistent solicitations of tipsters, or their ears split by the bawiing6 of tip peddlers, and we are going to see that they may eotue to Hawthorne unannoyed in this way AH offenders will be ejected from the grounds and kept from the vicinity of the track, and those trying to ply their trade on the cars will be pot off. The tout must go. so far as Hawthorne is concerned." Hawthornes betting ring will l e an open one this season. This official announcement, was made at the jockey club office yesterday. Any reputable bookmaker will be allowed to draw-in for business on payment of the regular fee. This disposes of the syndicate book project ou the Cicero course and leaves every odds layer free to make his own prices, based on the condition of his book and his judgment ef the contending horses. Just what actios the new Bookmakers Association will take in regard to this move by the Hawthorne people is not known, but there will be plenty of peneilteis ou hand when the racing begins next Monday, as some twenty-five independent booties in the south and east have signified their desiie to book at Hawthorne provided there is an ope a ring, and this is now assured.

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