Plea For Tod Sloan., Daily Racing Form, 1910-03-27


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PLEA FOR TOD SLOAN Vigilant writes in the London Sportsman as fol ¬ lows lowsIn In our French contemporary Paris Sport I nnd it stated that Tod SUmn having applied to the CViminisVaires de la Societe dEiicotiragemeut for a renewal of his jockeys license was informed tliit although there existed no objection on their part It was Impossible to accede to his request until he had been granted one by the stewards of the English Jockev Club I have always understood that the Ixiot was on the other leg and that but for the Frciich veto his license here would have been iv stored long since In tlie circumstances Sloan would appear to be between two stools but no matter which leg wears the boot surely the time has ar ¬ rived when the menus to earn his livelihood might with grace and Justice be restored to him Ten years have elapsed since as a consequence of having hacked Codoman heavily for the Cambridgeshire In which IK was beaten by Berrill the little American phenomenon has stood down No doubt bis offense was grave but not cririiliial inasmuch as it was his own mount be was backing and the loss of what should have been the most useful years of bis lif is Indeed beavv pehaiioe Much worse things have been perpetrated by jockeys ou the English turf

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