Apprentice Allowance Has Been Abolished, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-15


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APPRENTICE ALLOWANCE HAS BEEN ABOLISHED The W. A. T. C. Perth, Australia committee has decided to cancel the apprentices allowance rule. The system is stated to have given dissatisfaction over there. The principal object of the allowance is to develop riding talent. An owner or trainer who intends backing a horse would avoid pitting a comparatively inexperienced rider against an experienced one on level terms, but with" a seven-pound or five-pound allowance he will occasionally take that risk. The result is that apprentices receive greater opportunities under the allowance rule than would otherwise be the case. No doubt handicap-pers in West Austialia welcome the cancellation of the rule and registered jockeys will not exactly be sorry, as it is not improbable that some of the latter are not really superior to the youngsters to whom they have to concede an allowance.

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