Modified Rules of Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-28


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MODIFIED RULES OF RACING. The Jockey Clubs rules of racing, that is the three rules which were modified by the State Racing Commission at its meeting in New York last Wednesday, were adopted prior to the enactment of the Percy-Gray law ami the fact that they seemed to give to the Jockey Club powers which properly belonged to the State Racing Commission had not become potent until the Empire City Trotting Club set up its claim for recognition this year. Those rules specified that a "license" from the Jockey Club was necessary to the accomplishment of certain things In racing. The state law Invests the licensing power in the Racing Commission. Hence ! the commission substituted "approval" for "license" in the rules, which now read as follows: Rule 1, paragraph 2. A meeting neld with the approval of the Jockey Club, or if held in any por tion of the United States over which the Jockey Club does not exercise jurisdiction, or in Canada, under the sanction of any turf authority whose jurisdiction over racing of any nature is recognized by ,the Jockey Club, and which enforces the forfeit list of the Jockey. Club and of such recognized associations, and which also gives effect to sentences Imposed by these authorities upon persons guilty of fraudulent practices on the turf. Rule S, paragraph 1. The stewards of the Jockey Club shall have power at their discretion to grant and withdraw approval to racing associations to conduct recognized meetings, and to grant and withdraw licenses to trainers and jockeys. Rule S, paragraph 2. The appointment of the bandieapper. clerk of the scales, starter and judge or judges, forfeit clerk and all minor racing officials shall be made by them, excepting upon courses which are provided for In Part VI., Rule 23a. Rule 23a. With all applications for approval to conduct a recognized meeting the names of all individuals who are to act as officials of the meeting must be submitted to and approved by the stewards of the Jockey Club before such sanction is granted.

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