August Belmont Attacks Walbaum, Daily Racing Form, 1913-06-07


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AUGUST BELMONT ATTACKS WALBAUM New York June G In allidavits filed with Judgo Ward in the United States District Court August Delmont attacks Gottfried Walbaum a stockholder and Harry D Drown the manager of the Mary ¬ land Stale Fair Association AssociationThe The Maryland association has asked for an in ¬ junction restraining the Jockey Club and other de ¬ fendants including Mr Dclmont from exercising any control over the sport outside of this state on the ground that the defendants comprise a com ¬ bination in restraint of trade and in violation of the Sherman law lawMr Mr Delmont says that Walbaums criticism of the methods of the Jockey Club is merely abusive and wholly irrelevant The methods and reputation of Walbaum according to Mr Delmoiit have caused the Jockey Club to subject them to the closest scrutiny He adds that for good and sutlicient rea ¬ son the Jockey Club at one time insisted that Wil banins association should furnish security in the form of cash or a liond for the payment of the purss Walbanm purssWalbanm continued Mr Delmont was known as the principal operator and owner of the notorious Guttenburg track in New Jersey at which many of the malpractices and scandals connected with the American turf had their birth According to popular belief the practices of this track re ¬ sulted in legislation which not only closed it but put a stop to all racing in the state stateA A similar allidavit submitted by W S Vosburgh says that while the afliant was secretary pro torn of the Jockey Club Walbaum then representing the Saratoga Racing Association applied to the stewards of the Jockey Club for permission to con ¬ duct an afternoon book at the Saratoga track or a sort of a poolroom for the placing of l ets on races being held on other tracks This Mr Vos ¬ burgh said the Jockey Club refused to countenance because it was a violation of the law lawJudge Judge Ward reserved decision

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