Commission Rulings, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-29


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Commission Rulings Reported to Daily Racing Form At a regular meeting of the Illinois Racing Board held here yesterday, Leonard J. Wilson, who had been under suspension since May 10, 1944, when the saliva test of his charge, Five A. M., showed the presence of a stimulant, was granted a trainers license. The application of Dr. J. M. Kaiser for a veterinarians license was deferred until the board could study the petition further. Approval of an extra or ninth race at Fairmount Park retroactively to May 25 and for May 30 and June 1, the entire proceeds of which are for charity, also was made. The board extended an invitation to State Fire Marshal John Craig to make an examination of all race tracks, barns and other facilities in the state and to make any recommendations he deemed advisable after completing his inspections. Officials for the Arlington Park 36-day meeting also were approved. CHARLES TOWN, W. Va.. May 28. — At a meeting of the West Virginia Racing Commission held here today the commission adopted the rule in use in some other states requiring all associations, officials, horsemen, owners, trainers, jockeys, grooms, platers and all licensees to give in writing, seven days notice of their intention to terminate their employment engagements, or activities. Adopted also was the rule compelling trainers to give notice of the administering of drugs or medicine of any kind to a horse within 48 hours prior to the running of a horse in a race. If a horse is scratched as the result of such medication, he cannot be entered again for five days. Additional rulings of the commission were: Paul Mason, trainer, is reinstated. Mason had been suspended indefinitely May 13, 1944, at Wheeling. The suspension of jockey Elmer Wright is continued for a period of six months to November 28, 1946. The commission also confirmed the appointment of George Moles -worth as steward representing the Wheeling Downs Racing Association, Inc. John Morrissey will continue as steward representing the West Virginia Racing Commission.

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