No Color Line in Australia., Daily Racing Form, 1913-03-26


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NO COLOR LINE IN AUSTRALIA. In Australia we do not draw the "color line" in il .natter of race horse ownership, and if • 1 1 aboriginal wished to nominate ■ bone for a big evenl it is Improbable that nay objection would he raised. It is different In some parts of South Africa ami recently there was a Liu outcry hi ractug circles on the Kami because the Johannesburg Turf Cluh iccepted an entry fr-ni a | rooiincnl Basntn chief. The idea obtained thai the prcceilenl created would I nl to greal difflcnlties in the future, and referring t.. the poaitioa an exchange says: "Hitherto Hn-peiiev of the Turf riidi In- been extreme! strict. colon d train. a - for horses running under their rules being bailed. also colored Jockeys Native- and Indians have been allowed to run horses in Natal and al tin i ape, bill this practice has been tabooed in the Transvaal and II i- fell thai a greal mistake bhs been made in departing from the policy "en forced for so man years. Moreover, it is pointed oul rnal whilst tii nomination of a native has been accepted, the Turf Ilnii will not alios a white woman who owns horses to enter then al their meetings. A i in :.ii.i-i of members nl the Turf Cluh have openly declared their Intention of resigning if the nea policy is continued." Sydne Referee.

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