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WOULD CONTROL RACING IN THE WEST. Tijuana Jockey Club Adopts Rule Giving It Authority to Sanction All Western Meetings. Sin Francisco. Cal.. May 20. — The Tijuana Jockey Chalk, organized at San Diego last November for the announced intention of supplanting the defunct Pacific Jockey Club in the control of the racing in the far west, met here yesterday with President James W. Coffroth. Secretary Leon Wing and ■director Ceorge P. Fuller present, and adopted a Title that will give the club authority to sanction all thoroughbred meetings west of Chicago. The rule, which follows, explains itself: All thoroughbred horse meetings must receive sanction from the Jockey Club. Failure to do so will bring :ilxiut the suspension of all horses, horsemen, own-i*rs, trainers, jockeys and officials participating in the unsanctioned meetings. All thoroughbred horse meetings must employ the services of :i steward .-ippointcd by the Jockey Club, his decisions must le accepted as final until the Jockey Club meets and endorses or rescinds his rulings. The salary for this steward must not be less thuii 0 per day. The price of sanction will be fixed by the board of directors upon application. President Coffroth explained that it is necessary to have some head to the racing in the west for the protection of the rjjort. He says that there were a number of meetings last year where •the officials were lax and the sport suffered. It :is his intention, he further explains, not to work amy haidship on the other promoters, but to build up the sport. The rule is expected to stir up quite a fight. The California Fair and Racing Association has scheduled eighteen meetings, starting at Salinas oa July 11, and two running races a day have been programmed. The directors are going to hold a meeting and Secretary Joseph Waddell says that the running races may be taken off the cards with the sulky events exclusively, as was the case previous to last ?ear.