Rough Riding to be Suppressed, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-14


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ROUGH RIDING TP BE SUPPRESSED. San Francisco. Cal.. November 13. There has been altogether too much rough riding at Oakland during the few days that the meeting has been in progress and the track officials have announced their determination to break up the practice at all costs. Jockey A. Walsh, who rides for Colonel W. E. Applegate, appears to be the worst offender In this respect and the stewards have made up their minds to take sum- j mary action in Walshs case unless he shows Immediate improvement. Notice to this effect was served on the boys manager yesterday. Judge noppcr had occasion to fine AValsh 3 on Saturday for causing a bad jam In the two-year-old race, which he won with Righteasy. but the fine seemingly had little effect upon the boy. for he came right back Monday and engaged in similar -tactics. In the second race he took Aftermath from the center of the track to the rail when Cholk nedrick was making his stretch run and, while be did not Impede that horse, the judges could not fall to observe the Intent. Jockey Russell complained that In the succeeding race Walsh was to blame for most of the trouble into which he got with Military Man. the favorite. Walsh got a taste of his own medicine in the fourth race when Bellwether and Woodcraft knocked him out of the running with Fred Bent on the first turn. Both Alilitary Man and Fred Bent would unquestionably have made better showings as favorites but for the rough deals that they got, and In Justice to the patrons of the sport the officials will exert them-, selves to stamp out the. rough riding.

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