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THE GREAT TURF SCANDAL

Writing on July 5h the London corrPßponient of the "Ar^ua" thus refers to the decision in tbo oolebrßled ChtwyndDurhira c«eo :— The nrbitratora (n the whotwynd-Dotham caoo did notuk* long to consider tViplr dco'olon, The case terminated on ThnrHdsy, Jnne 27th, and on Saturday, the 29 h, the award wee published In 'ho oven ing; papers. It will ba /fmembernd that Sir George Ohet wynd ilftlmad £20,000 dsmapeß on two countp, the fi'st being that mil'c'oua romark» wore made by tho TEarl of Durham la hi' tttunui Gmorsok Club Bpsech. and the vcond that ho wroto »nd published thr folowine words : — "I aocuse Sir George Ohotwynd of having oonnlvod at aer.'ou 1 malpractices which are con'rary to thrulea of raoln?." The arbitrators found for the plainilffon the fiat oount; but •warded him only n fmthing dameg--n, ordering eaoh par y to pa» his own oo^ta. Tao arhltratora btHevod that thn words oomp'a'ned of In the arosud claim worn true In subaUnce ani foot, and therefore f^un^ for tho defendant on that i'tsup. The decision praotluf-Uy oomea to thla ; L-^rd Durham h^d ohargei Sr Qeorgo Ohetwytid with t!i Bnfte malprocifoa, en hn pu'lfnst horioc and pquarlng j okoy3. Tb6 arblfcr-itois thought tJiat litre waa not sufiio"ent evhlenos to pt vr hie, but they oonsldared It fully mxic oat thot Sir George Cbet^ync 1 raact h»ve baen cognisant ofsomo'very qaeer tranand profitted by them, end moreover that the sile of Wood't hone* to htm manlfostly showed that the silo was designed to deceive the Jookey Club. Bo also assisted Wood la betting transactions, contrary to the rutaj of racing. Io brief, (he arbitrators thought ttut Sir Gerrge Ohetwynd was In tbo aw'm, but w*s not tho dlreotiog mind or tbn chief manipulator. The result of thfa findlrg Is, of coura 1 ?, dlssstrouß to Sir George Ohetwynd, and his friends are taking the matter op.

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THE GREAT TURF SCANDAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2200, 15 August 1889

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