Havana Discipline Stern: Erring Jockeys, regardless of Whom They Serve, Adequately Punished, Daily Racing Form, 1916-02-01


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HAVANA DISCIPLINE STERN ERRING JOCKEYS, REGARDLESS OF WHOM THEY SERVE, ADEQUATELY PUNISHED. Patriculars of the Offenses of Turner, Nicklaus and Parring-ton — Overnight Betting on the Races Interdicted — Track Gossip. Havana. Cuba. January 31. — The steward; a I Oriental Park have certainly had a busy sea .on here the last week and. as a result of their activi tics, several rulings were issued which, in some cases, brought turf banishment. The most important ruling was that which placed Jockey Clarence Turner under the ban. Turner was riding for the most powerful stable at the track, but the fact that he was riding Mr. Jeffer-on Lh ingstons horses cut no figure with the orticial-. Turner was accused of being in collusion with Others iu an effort to fix races: that is through other parlies he offered to place wagers for Jockeys who were riding in a race. There were several people approached and the scheme was worked through the valets of the different jockeys. Hie matter was quickly brought to the attention of the officials and they acted promptly. The one redeeming feature was that Turner, or his agents, hail net succeeded in doing any actual business. A valet named Smith, who was formerly employed by jockey Buxton, was im hided in the ruling which brought turf banishment to Turner. Smith was -aid to have been owe of the ge-hetweeae who approached the other valels and jockeys. The evidence of a prominent rider here went a long ways in convict ing Turner. This was dug up by the Phskertou man, John Wright, who has been here for a month, past. On Wednesday jockey Nicklaus was suspended pending investigation of the running of the her-,. Moncreif. which he rode that day. Moucreif in im st of his previous races was out with the leaders fighting for his head. In his race on Wednesday something happened to him at the start. At all events he immediately dropped back directly after the start and at no time during the running was he prominent. Whether it was the fault of the rider or the fault of the horse will be determined by the officials in their investigation. On Sunday last jockey Parrington had his tir.-t mount alter a twenty dayss suspension. Before; he rede that day he was talked to by the steward-. and given some good sound advice as to rough riding and his deportment in regard to respect ror officials. Parrington must certainly be a hot-headed youngster for. in the first race he rode, he booked up with Wolstonholm and struck him a couple of times with his whip across the leg hard enough to raise a couple of big ridges. At first Parrington denied having struck Wolstenholni and then admitted it. He gave as an excuse that he was l eii:g crowded by Wol-tenholms mount. The stewards evidently believed that all the advice given Parrington was wasted and that it would be better fur the lad and better for his employers if be were set down for the meeting. It was kiieewn that tin-boy, acting ii instructions from his ecantoyer, Kd-ward McBride. had arranged to leave for Balti-inore some time this week so the penalty imposed on him worked no great hardship. On Saturday J. O. Koone left for Lexington, after a pleasant visit here of a month. Mr. Keeue. Who has quite a select stud in Kentucky at who.- • head the I "It im 11s stallion Luke McLuke stands c. enthusiastic about racing in Cuba. He says II at this is the ideal siMit and that there is no better place lo spend a few weeks during the cold months up north. He is of the opinion that the sport can be built up here by encouraging the Cubans to purchase thoroughbreds, and hi- did his share b disponing of tin- fast sprinter Imperator I" one of these, Senor Totea, in whose oohers Imperator ha -wcin several races. With Mr. Keene went I.. .1. Jiehiison. owner of Surget. and E. Tiehenor. The. three, went via New Orleans, their destination heliig Lexington. A notice was posted in one of the downtown hotels yesterday warning patrons against over night betting on the premises, it being an infraction of the law. There has been considerable over night odds laid here during the past fornight and it hi-done the racing no good, so it was deemed advisable to discourage it. Jockey Taplin. who is riding as a free lance hen* this winter and has been engaged to ride for the tieorge Odoin stable, will leave for Graveseud im mediately following the close of the Havana meet-ing. James lass tried out a new apprentice a leu-days ago when he put W. Morrissey on one •.!■ his horses. The lad weighs ninety tunnels and is seventeen years of age. He is a brothel t the successful ioekey Frank Murphy, who is at present riding at New Orleans. Mori-issev was adopted by a family of that name in Cincinnati and was with the E. B. Bradley stable for a couple of years. He has shown great promise and is considered by • Jass a first-class exercise lad. Norman Betty is a late arrival here. He rams with iiis wife and daughter and intends to remain for a few weeks. His brother. Homer Selby, has heen here for several days. Charles Henchal, promoter of the Mount Beeyal track near Montreal, ami Ceorge Considine are still here and will probably stay until the meeting comes to a dose. Coast dine likes Cuba. He has been coming here for a great many yean and. in partnership with Eddie Burke ami the late Frank Btirbrielge. was Interested in a large tract of land adjoining the Alniainlarc-river. The plot was laid out as a subdivision, bur was never developed. It is now worth a lot of money. Large crowds visit the clubhouse and luncheon parties are getting to be a great fad. The cuisine is uneler the personal management of Giovanni Azeglio. late of the Mirimar. Inglaterra. Sevilla ami Telegrafo, ami he i- -aid to be the liest chef in Cuba. Many of the visitors participate in lie-play at the roulette wheels, faro bank ami hazard games that are in operation in the clubhouse. Judging from the popularity of the games with the natives the clubhouse here will scion rival the casino that is oiiernted by E. B. Bradley at Palm Beach.

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