Jockey Club Stewards Suspend Sande Sixty-Day Period in Big Stage Case: Ruling Outgrowth of Charge By Treasury Dept. of Illegal Possession of Narcotics, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-05


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EARL SAN DE Gets 60day suspension Jockey Club Stewards Suspejid Sande SixtyDay Period in Big Stage Case Ruling Outgrowth of Charge By Treasury Dept of Illegal Possession of Narcotics NarcoticsJAMAICA JAMAICA L I N Y May 4 Ean Sande was suspended for a period of 60 days and denied admission tt the grounds groundsN N of any race track under the jurisdiction of The Jockey Club in a ruling issued by the stewards of The Jockey Club at the coir elusion of a meeting held at 250 Park Ave ¬ nue The ex jockey who piloted Zev Fly ing Ebony and Gallant Fox to victory in the Kentucky Derby and trained Stage ¬ hand for his victories in the Santa Anita Derby and Handicap was charged yester ¬ day by the Treasury Department with the illegal possession of narcotics at a hearing before United States Commissioner Edward F Fay after traces of an opium deriva tive had been found in the saliva of the horse Big Stage owned by Sande SandeThef Thef meeting was attended by George D Widener vicechairman Joseph E Davis Robert A Fairbairn Donald Ross Ogden Phipps Alfred Vanderbilt and John Hay Whitney It was stated that if the suspensien causes Sande to dispose of his horses he will be allowed on the race track to effect such a sale His foreman Eugene Donald son and Francis Booth a groom in his em ploy have been suspended fbr SO days and they too have been denied admittance to the grounds for the duration of their sus ¬ pensions pensionsThe The stewards also ordered the purse of the third race at Jamaica on April 21 for ¬ feited and redistributed according to the method in force for a disqualification The saliva of Sandes horse Big Stage winner of the race in question on April 21 showed the presence of a narcotic drug and caffein When the laboratory of the state ¬ racing commission so reported the stew ¬ ards of the Jamaica meeting immediately started an investigation of the case and called in the Thoroughbred Racing Prb tectiye Bureau to assist in that investiga ¬ tion As required by law the case was re ¬ ported to the Federal narcotic bureau bureauSande Sande admitted that Big Stage had been given a stimulant for the purpose of work out on the Saturday preceding the Wednesr day of the race in question Sande tb foreman and the grobm denied that ans drugyor stimulant had been given to tiie horse aftei the work on Saturday It sbe lieyed that the use of the same tongue strap employed in the workout of Saturday may have resul ted un the positive reaction1 lotthe saliva test At the meeting tpf the stewards of The Jockey Club Sande and his foreman and fthe groohvwerejpviesent an eree aniUied

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