Detroit Plans to Schedule Races for Novice Riders, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-27


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Detroit Plans to Schedule Races for Novice Riders DETROIT, Mich., June 26. — An endeavor to develop new riding talent is to be instituted at the Fair Grounds where the Detroit Racing Association, sponsors of the current meeting, will offer races exclusively for "novice* jockeys. William J. Dowling, Michigan racing commissioner, has approved the enterprise and has agreed to issue a special permit providing for the staging of novice races. Under the commission provision a boy might ride five winners as a novice before being classified an apprentice and entitled to the five pounds weight allowance. However, should a boy pilot a winner in an open race he ceases to be a novice and his apprentice allowance begins as of the day he rides the winner. Dowling has written the chairmen of all racing commissions notifying them of the action taken and expressing the hope that if it is not inconsistent with their rules they will exempt from penalties in their own Jurisdictive area novices that win races here.

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