Pinkertons in Charge: Will Police the Hawthorne Track during Coming Meeting - Illinois Jockey Clubs Position, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-15


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PINKERTONS IN CHARGE Will Police the Hawthorne Track During Coming Meeting Illinois Jockey Clubs Position. William A. Pinkerton, senior member of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, arrived in Chicago early this week and today closed a contract with the Illinois Jockey Club for policing Hawthorne race track. Mr. Pinkerton expressed himself forcibly pertaining to matters concerning the track conditions and the handling of the expected gathering. He said that his first step was to confer with States Attorney Robert E. Crowe, as being in full authortiy of the policing and not being limited to expense, he proposed to handle the details in a manner that would be a credit to any organization. He would put on a hundred uniformed men and another hundred in plain clothes, and the by-laws and constitution of the Illinois Jockey Club would be lived up to to the letter and any member or guest failing to fulfill their promise would be severely dealt with. Mr. Pinkerton has ordered the old detention station put in order and he will carry out his plans in a manner that will meet the approval of the business men of Chicago who are desirous of bringing back to Chicago the great American Deroy. The Illinois Jockey Club does not recognize betting, has no agents, gives no privileges and sanctions none. There is no law against horse racing, the club is duly organized, incorporated in Illinois, is affiliated with the American Remount Association, an institution of the United States. Hawthorne is a registered breeding station under United States regulations, and the Illinois Jockey Club named as custodian, and will install a number of blooded stallions, one of which the late Francis A. Peabody donated, "Bone Dry," which is now located on the premises. The club is giving away 4,000 in purses, has done everything in a creditable manner, has a certified check to pay the horsemen, has the best officials obtainable, to conduct the meeting, and left no stone unturned to do things in a manner that will boost Chicago and will be a credit to all concerned. The organization is democratic, is a club organization, reserves all rights to receive or reject applicants. A member has a right to issue guest cards, but is responsible for the actions of the recipient. Ladies, too, have all privileges as members, and are entitled to tickets for ladies and badges for their families. . , s .

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