Governor Sulzer Takes Issue With Magistrate Who Dismissed Men Charged With Bookmaking At Belmont Park, Daily Racing Form, 1913-06-26


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GOVERNOR SULZER TAKES ISSUE WITH MAGISTRATE WHO DIS ¬ MISSED MEN CHARGED WITH BOOKMAKING AT BELMONT PARK Now York June 25 The following was published today under an Albany date dateGovernor Governor Sulzer has sent n letter to Charles N Wysoug district attorney of Nassau County stating that after examining the testimony taken before Judge Niemann relative to gambling at Itclninut Park and Piping Itock race tracks lav is convinced that the antlgainbiing laus have been ciponly violated Judge Nicmami silting as a committing magistrate at Minooia yesterday throw out of court the pro ¬ ceedings brought by the district attorney hacd on allegations by private detectives that they bad placed bets with liooknlakors liooknlakorsThe The governor calls tLo attention of the district attorney to certain sections of the penal law con ¬ cerning gambling and directs him to Make imme ¬ diate action against the iiojar Individuals cor ¬ porations or associations who have violated tin law in this or In any other particular The governor declares l will hold the district attorney strictly accountable dittyValentino for the performance of his ditty Valentino Taylor counsel to the governor in a letter to Mr Wvsong informs him that the Kov William Sheafe Chase of Uiooklyn will call on him during the next lew days aiil submit a list of names of witnesses who will lu able to give yon evidence of the fact that gambling had taken pla e at the Ielmotit Park and Piing Kock race tracks tracksThe The governor lias sent a copy of hi letter to District Attorney Wysong to Sioriff Charles Demott of Nassau County The governor request the sheriff to roiort what precaution ho ha taken to enforce the law lawNow Now York June 25 The scene of racing sliiftoil to the IJelniont Park Terminal track today where the United Hunts began a meeting of two days the second of which is to be held Friday FridaySix Six well filled races attracted a large crowd to the course The Holds that paraded to the post were small as the blue pencil was liberally used Still even with the light fields the racing was good and there was considerable excitement dur ¬ ing the day The Ilollis Handicap about six furlongs was meant to be the feature of the card as It had an excellent field of seventeen carded but absentees reduced the contestants to eight It ended with a disqualification when the judges took first money away from Klnar which had made all the running and gave the race to the good thing Sickle The ruling of the stewards was a proper one as there was no doubt thit Sickle was best and would have won but for having boon bumped several limes by Klnar In fact Sickle was nearly sent out of the course a sixteenth of a mile from the linish where there is an opening The revised placing gave Sickle first Jolinny second and Doriski third Flying Yankee and Star Gaze Iwitb bolted out of the course when they reached the gap Flying Yankee a hot favorite was beaten at the time but Star Gaze had he run straight would have been close to the winner as ho was closing with a groat burst of speed and rapidly catching those in front of him himTommy Tommy Wright the wellknown gentleman rider of Piltlmoro had a narrow escape irnm serious in ¬ jury while riding Two Saints hi the Committee Steeplechase Cup Two Saints was running In sec ¬ ond place two jumps from the finish when ho fell and but for this he would have surely been second although ho appeared beaten as far as first money was concerned Wright received a nasty fall and for quite a time was knocked out In fact to such an extent that it was retried that he had looii killed lint this proved to be untrue as he re ¬ gained his souses shortly after and biter was seen walking about the grounds Ho had to cancel his engagements for the remainder of the afternoon however

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