Burns Boys Go Back to Daly., Daily Racing Form, 1907-03-07


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BURNS BOYS GO BACK TO DALY. New York, March li. — The Burns boys, Cuy and Willie, have returned from Canada, and the contention for their services lietween W. C. Daly and l. Boyle will lie settled out of court. Boyle has decided that his claim will net stand the test. When the elder Burns succeeded in getting the boys away from Daly last fall through the courts his plea was that he desired them taken away from the influence of the racetrack. This highly moral plea brought the deeteed results, but, according to report, he at once began to look around to place them to the best advantage to himself. Boyle sent an agent to Chatham, Ont., the home of the Burns family, and got the fathers signature to a contract, but Mrs. Burns would not sign it. She claimed that the father had not contributed one penny toward the support of the boys after they left Daly. She had him summoned to court, but he did not api ear and the court made her the guariliau of the two boys. This was February 2S, and she at once made arrangements to return the boya to Daly. The youngsters were well pleated to get back and will begin work at once. They are both sure to be heard from the coining season. Guy had Is", mounts last year and rode four winners, the first at Sheepsbcad Bay June M. Consequently he will be entitled to the apprentice allowance until that date of this year. Daly would not allow Willie, the younger, to take mounts, although a number of BOOi judges who had seen him during the exercise hours expressed the opinion that he was the better of the pair. But it was not until November 1 thai Willie was permitted to accept a mount at Betining. He justified the bwlief iu him by winning ids liist race, and is almost sure to become a crack rider. But Daly can claim the apprentice allowance for him virtually all season, which might not have been the case had the lioy beea allowed to ride earlier. The boys will ride at Beuuiug.

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