Rough Riding at Juarez: Judge Price Finds it Necessary to Discipline Two Jockeys, Daily Racing Form, 1914-12-08


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ROUGH RIDINand AT JUAREZ JUDGE PRICE FINDS IT NECESSARY TO DISCIPLINE TWO JOCKEYS. Track Dries Out on Top, hut Is Still Wet Underneath Hjorses at Good Odds Among; Todays Winners. EI Paso, Tex., December 7. Todays attendance, at Juarez came up to expectations. The track was much improved in the past twenty-four hours, being quite dry ou the surface, although still damp underneath. Big fields faced starter Cassidy In two of tho days races and there was considerable rough riding In the opening dash, in which Little Jane, the favorite, was thrown into the fence shortly after they passed the half mile post with such force that jockey Metcalf had his foot badly bruised. It will probably be a week or more before this rider will lie able to accept mounts. Littie Jane escaped with a few scratches. There was more rough riding during the afternoon and Presiding Steward Price meted out punishment to some of tlie offenders. Only two favorites managed to score, long shots accounting for several races. Bens Brother was the vietm of rough riding In tb fourth, being nearly knocked down as thev turned into the stretch. Tho finish found Inez add Carrie Orme coming home noses apart, with Carrie Orme bearing over against Inez from the paddock entrance to tlie finish. Joekev Ilartwell was suspended for five days for this offense and jockey Carroll was suspended for the same number of days by the stewards for rough riding in the fourth race. Recent arrivals include J. T. Strife, from Hot Springs, with two horses and three yearlings from the Newman farm at Sweetwater. The latter are good-looking individuals, aiid one of them in particular which caught the fancy of the horsemen is the brother to that fine sprinter, Closer, by Abo Frank Burnie Buntou. Closer probably would have been one of the greatest racers ever sent out o" Texas had he not been troubled with his feet practically from the start of his career, being a remarkably fine turned thoroughbred and possessing a dazzling turn of speed. Horsemen are looking lor-ward to the career of this brother with more than ordinary interest. , Twn stabs whose arrivals are looked for dally are those of the J. J. Ferguson estate front Call iojuIu, consisting of twelve head, aud thai of George M. Van Gordon.

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