Jockey Club Clears Owner MGinnis, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-22


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JOCKEY CLUB CLEARS OWNER MGINNIS. New York. October 21. The following self-explanatory communication was received by ,r. L. Mc-Ginnis from the Jockey Club today, lie turned it over to the press representatives- at Yonkers during the afternoon with the remark that he was very much gratilied and relieved at the completeness and promptness of the vindication afforded him by the Jockey Club: "To Mr. ,T. L. McGinnis In conformity with your request as stated in your letter to the board of stewards dated October 15. I am instructed by the stewards to say that they have carefully investigated the matter referred to and make to you the following statement: The stewards of the day have examined the jockeys. Lee and Notter. and have reported to the board of stewards that from the testimony given and from personal observation they have failed to discover any Irregularity. The lioard of stewards then obtained from Mr. Belmont his statement of the occurrence. As a conclusion the board of stewards has confirmed the report of the stewards of the day and exonerate you of any charge. Further, they are requested by Mr. Belmont to express his regret that he, in a moment of irritation, made unjust and damaging remarks to you and to add that Mr. Belmont will personally offer to you his regrets. Very truly yours. "F. K. Sturgis. Secretary." There has been much conjecture as to jockey J. Lees present whereabouts. It is tiositively asserted that the colored rider left Belmont Park as soon as he donned his street attire after riding Fair Ila.v in the Belmont Park Autumn Weight-for-Age Race last Saturday and that he accompanied the Forsythc shipment of racers when they departed for California that night. No one has been found who will admit having .seen the much-wanted pigskin artist since that time and it is generally believed that the investigation was conducted without him. Lees statement to trainer J. II. McCormick immediately after dismounting from Fair Play after the big race, to the effect that Notter, on Frank Gill, had fouled Fair Play for a mile and a half of the journey was about the only information that was got out ot him.

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