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A.R.C. STEWARDS MEET. A meeting of the committee and stewards of the Auckland Racing Club was held this afternoon at EHerslie to consider the question of adopting some course of action to protect the public and prevent a recurrence of the scene of Saturday last, when two bookmakers were mobbed. A strong plea was made by Messrs. A. W. Gordon and F. Earl that the stewards should be given full powers of inquiry regarding the financial position of bookmakers applying to be licensed. It was urged that if licenses were issued indiscriminately, such action would lead to welching, aud that in turn to scenes of violence, which would be a. blow to racing generally.

The Hon. E. Mitchelson said that while the committee was anxious to do all possible to conserve the interests of the public, tbe matter of welching, which had been prevalent throughout the nonunion was one that could only be dealt with by the New Zealand Racing Conference. It was too late to do anything more than had been done for the autumn meeting, and he considered it likely that tiie Act dealing with racing would be amended next session. On his recommendation, it was decided to defer further consideration of the question till the next regular meeting of the committee.

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CLEANSING THE TURF., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 86, 12 April 1909

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CLEANSING THE TURF. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 86, 12 April 1909

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