In Trouble Over St. Joseph, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-26


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IN TROUBLE OVER ST. JOSEPH. Washington, D. C, November 25. Joe Marrone was refused admittance to the track at Benning today. He is practically ruled off so far as this meeting is concerned, and his horses ordered from the track. This is the result of the finding of the Jockey Club veterinarian, Dr. Lagrange, that St. Joseph had been "doped" last Saturday. Marrone had the horse examined by two local vets. Saturday night, and is said to have statements from them that the horse was ill but showed no signs of "dope." The stewards only consider the report of the official vet. and say the case is out of thcit hands now, having been referred to the Jockey Club. Marrone. an excitabh; Italian, threatens vengeance and legal proceedings to secure redress. But the case looks bad for him. On his own showing at his private examination the horse was sick and unfit to start today, so that he could not recover anything by the Washington Jockey Clubs refusal to permit him to start. The "doping" rule is strict and compels ruling off of a horseman found guilty.

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