Dayton to Resume Today: Jockey Club Decides to Continue Meeting-Ohio Commission Investigating Saturdays Race, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-25


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DAYTON TO RESUME TODAY Jockey Club Decides to Continue Meeting — Ohio Commission Investigating Saturdays Race. DAYTON, Ohio, June 24.— While the Ohio State Racing Commission was conducting an inquiry into the running of the eighth race here Saturday, judge Roland Baggott, president of the Dayton Jockey Club an- j nounced Monday afternoon that the race meeting here definitely will be resumed I Tuesday.. Mondays program was declared off at the request of the Montgomery County Fair | Board, lessor of the track, which asked that j the meeting be discontinued unti the racing commission completed an investigation into t the running of the eighth race Saturday, when two horses, Imigert and Corida, were left at the post. In announcing that racing would be resumed Tuesday, judge Baggott said that the jockey club was in no wise compelled to suspend its meeting and that, if necessary, I it would seek an injunction restraining the Fair Board from interfering with its progress. "Under the terms of our lease we have nineteen days to run, and it is our intention to run the meeting out," judge Baggott said. "We agreed of our own will to suspend racing Monday, but will resume Tuesday, as we are entitled to under our contract with the Fair Board." Meanwhile, James Shevlin and George Blecker, of the state racing commission, questioned track officials, employes, starter, assistant starters and jockeys concerning the circumstances surrounding Saturdays bad start. The inquiry consumed much of the morning and the entire afternoon, but at a late hour the commissioners had arrived at no decision. The commission was asked to determine whether there was any evidence of fraud in connection with the race, but none of the early testimony indicated that the poor getaway was anything except an honest error, committed by men who had no other interest in the race than to see that it was fairly run. a

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