Only Jockeys to Pay License Fee, Daily Racing Form, 1914-12-13


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ONLY JOCKEYS TO PAY LICENSE FEE. New Orleans, La., Dccemlier 12. Jockeys, and no f others connected with the racing here this winter, will be required to pay a license fee, it was announced today by Joseph A. Murhpy, who will be I iiiahagor and presiding judge. Mr. Murphy issued II the following statement: "Every trainer, jockey and valet will be compelled to take out a license to take part in the L New" Orleans Business .Mens Itacing Association 11 winter meeting. Applications for licenses must be u made out in due form and endorsed by any two reputable : trainers, and will then lie passed upon by J the Executive Committee of the Association. This plnti of procedure has been adopted so that we may y lie certain that nobody shall have any privileges at I the track who Is in bad standing witli other reputable ; associations of the country. "No charge will be assessed in connection with issuing licenses except for jockeys. Five dollars will II be required for each jockeys license, this amount t to be used in maintaining a capable physician or r surgeon who shall attend the races daily so that he call he- on hand in the event of any accident to the e Imi.vk and administer prompt and efficient treatment. t- New Orleans is "in an extraordinary position in n the racing world today." continued Mr. .Murphy. . "She Is monarch of all she surveys. The jurisdiction - oT tie Eastern Jockey Club doesnt reach h thia territory, and the Kentucky Racing Commission, - of course, bus no jurisdiction outside of its s own state. It is probable that, with the revival of if racing in St. Louis and other points, a governing g body will be organized to maintain supervision in ii tqrf matters for the West and South, witli New iv Orleans as the pivotal point, but for this winter, at it least. New Orleans must stand alone."

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