No Sanction for Butler: Jockey Club Will Apply Its Rules to Yonkers Track, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-17


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NO SANCTION FOR BUTLER, JOCKEY CLUB WILL APPLY ITS RULES TO YONKERS TRACK. Horses and People Who Participate In Rac. Ing There Will Be Outlawed No Statement From Empire City People. New York, July 10. "The rules of racing will be applied to Empire City," was the brief but pointed comment of a steward of the Jockey Club when asked today in reference to what action the stewards had taken at their meeting this morning in reference to proposed racing at the Yonkers track. While no report of the meeting has yet been sent to the public, this statement from one of the stewards means that the Jockey Club will not recognize the meeting, and that under Rules G and 7 of the Rules of Racing any one participating in racing there, either as officials, horsemen or riders, will be disqualified for racing at any point where the rules of the Jockey Club apply. Rule G of the Rules of Racing reads: "If a horse run at any unrecognized meeting he is disqualified for all races to which these rule3 apply." Rule 7 reads: "Any owner or trainer running horses, any jockey riding the same at any unrecognized meeting, shall be disqualified ror all races for which these rules apply. Such horses and ail others under the control of such owner or trainer shall also be disqualified. Any person acting in anjr official capacity may also be disqualified." It will be seen, therefore, that the proposed meeting at Empire City will have a lot of difficulties to encounter, as few owners, trainers or riders will care to take the chance of being outlawed by the Jockey Club, and the same would apply to those in ollicial capacity. That the Jockey Club -meajiS to fight Mr. Eutler and ills asswiatcs lo the bitter end is very evident. But just what effect it will ultimately have on the sport in this state is hard to conjecture now. None of the Empire City management could be seen today and the action of tlie stewards will probably not be conveyed to them before morning. Absolutely nothing could be learned today from this side of the case and there was nothing new in reference to the proposed meeting. Officials of the New York Central railroad with whom Mr. Butler and his associates were in conference yesterday regarding improved transportation facilities would not he interviewed on the subject. Here It is regarded as morally certain that the Western Jockey Club and tlie American Turf Association will stand by the Jockey Club in any action taken. Matt J. Winn, Joseph L. Rbinock and L. A. Cella; who arc all here now, would have little to say on the subject, but their talk was sufficient intimation that the pleasant relations now existing between the turf governing bodies of the cast ami west would not be disturbed iu order that Empire City might be benefited. As the case now stands, the proposed meeting, it held, will be under great disadvantage and the promoters can scarcely hope to score any sort of a success. To back down now, however, seems out of the question, though advantage might lie taken of the insufilcicnt time to make arrangements to retire gracefully and wait for the decision of the Supreme Court, which probably will not be reached for another six mouths.

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