Jockey Club in Annual Session: Old Board of Stewards Recommended for Re-Election-Rich Saratoga Stake Proposed, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-13


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JOCKEY CLUB IN ANNUAL SESSION. Old Board of Stewards Recommended for Re-election — Rich Saratoga Stake Proposed. New York, January 1:2. — Members of the New York Jockey Club held a late session yesterday at their annual meeting. Among those present were: August Pelmont. H. K. Knapp. Schuyler P. Parsons, Andrew Miller, R. T. Wilson and G. I. Widener. The principal business was a discussion of the new rules and the reappointing of the officers of the club, for which there were no changes, the same board of stewards being again recommended. After the Jockey Club meeting there was a meeting of stockholders of the Saratoga Association for the Improvement of the Breed of Horses at which the annual report was read and the old board of directors re-elected. The Saratoga Jockey Club is arranging for some i.ew stakes for three-year-olds. One in particular should become a rich fixture. The conditions are not yet positively decided upon, but it will lie a handicap for three-year-olds this year and eventually develope into a stake for which entries will be made as yearlings. An effort will be made to arrange the conditions so that they will create a race on much the same lines as the old Lawrence Utilization. Conditions will soon be distributed and the entries will close in March. Archibald Parklie. a well-known patron of the turf of Wayne. Pa., was the only new member of the Jockey Club chosen at yesterdays annual meeting of that organization at its office, 18 East Forty -first street. With slight alterations, the amendments to the rules of racing, suggested by the committee on rules, were adopted. The only important change of the committees recommendations was to provide that the surplus money coming from run-ups shall b - added to purses two days after the runup, instead of the next day. This change is the result of opinions widely expressed by trainers and owners following the publication of the committees revert.

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