Latest Gossip From Belmont Park: Stewards of Jockey Club Transact Important Business--Talk of Special Two-Year-Old Race., Daily Racing Form, 1918-09-03


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LATEST GOSSIP FROM BELMONT PARK Stewards of Jockey Club Transact Important Busi ¬ ness Talk of Special TwoYearOld Eace By J L Dempsey DempseyBelmont Belmont Park N Y September 2 The stewanls of the Jockey Club met after the fourth race and took up t = ome unfinished business of its last meet ¬ ing The most important matter disposed of was the revocation of jockey G Byrnes license for persistent rough riding Other suspensions un revoked by the Saratoga stewards were sustained sustainedThat That the apprentice rule passed by the Jockey Club depriving an apprentice of the five pounds allowance after riding forty winners is not serving as yet in any advantageous way is evidenced by complaints of owners who find the scarcity of apprentices detrimental to their operations The departure of many apprentices at Saratoga for Kentucky and Maryland has left a dearth of them here and with the exception of the two Preece boys and J Bell there are none here hereIn In the cases of jockey S McGraw and owner Thomas McElroy the license of the former was re ¬ voked permanently while the future entries of owner McElroy will be refused refusedG G D AVidener has presented Ashton by Election ¬ eer Francolyn to the Federal Breeding Bureau and the horse will be shipped west westE E It Rradleys horses experienced delay in reach ¬ ing here and Avere not unloaded during the afternoon afternoonMormon Mormon will be a starter in the Futurity FuturityH H P AVhitneys Johreii came out of the Saratoga Cup with a slight limp but it is not considered of any consequence consequenceMajor Major August Belmont was tremendously pleased with the size and quality of the gathering which welcomed the thoroughbred to the course of which he is president It was Major Belmonts first participation in the snort in some time and he was among the first to congratulate Mrs Thomas Hitch itnk on the escape of her sou from a German prison prisonTodays Todays victory marks the ninth for Flags which since the retirement of Polymelian and Old Koenig is regarded as the kingpin of the sprinting division He cost the Brighton Stable 8500 and 10000 was refused for him recently recentlySince Since the victory of Eternal in the Hopeful Stakes it lias been rumored that his people consider him capable of taking the measure of any two yearold in training and in order to settle the question of superiority a special event for 10000 a corner open to all juveniles with a special prize added by tlie AVestchester Racing Association was talked about today the entire fund to go to the Red Cross It is understood that James Mc ¬ Clelland would welcome such a race and would send Eternal to the post if Billy Kelly should be named Commander Ross was not at Belmont Park but he is such a keen sportsman and believes so thoroughly in Billy Kelly that he would scarcely dodge a meet ¬ ing with any twoyearold in the country Billy Kelly is now at Havre de Grace

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