English Agitate for Paid Stewards, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-06


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1 ! I « . ENGLiSH AGITATE FOR PAID STEWARDS There is a lot of areaeat agitation in England in favor af aaM st. -wauls. Some aaaaylag aad caatly errors have recently turned up and il is charged to ti areleas snaerrkdea of the sgort by the officials who represent the Jockey Chan, it is argned that paid professional asea in charge of racing would not permit sera errors. Lard Lonsdale, representative of the Jockey club feeliag, declares that rariag would be injured by tiie employment of stipendiary stewards and declares that the Change will not be BMde. He reeentrj dach red that ever since tlie inception of the Jockey Club the whole of the Riitisli public had implicitly trusted that body, kn nving that if was composed of gentlemen who had absolutely no "axes to grind" and who placed the true Interests of sport before anything el-e. To introduce paid stewards would probably. Ins loidship thought, ive immediate rise to any number of actions agaiast the Jockey Club, whereas now. if Bay Btistake was ever made, it was rightlv ant down as .1 mistake purely and simply. Moreover, be was of 1 pinion that if paid stewards s lould ever be appelated on any course aa other stewards would consent to act with them. Aaether consideration was that such an action might bring :a«ing within the tentacles of government central, Which was the last thing in the world any sportsman wanted to happen to the sport of kings.

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Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800