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— . .o. , GRIEVANCES OF THE RING. LONDON, June 6. The disqualification of Craganour as a result of his running m. the Derby is pretty well the one topic of discussion m sporting circles. A meeting of the Bookmakers' Association was held at Anderson's Hotel, at which some strong criticism was indulged m over the Craganour case. It was finally decided that Col. Wilkinson, inspector of racecourses, should be asked to receive .a deputation to discuss the best methods of remedying existing grievances m order to remove the hardships imposed upon backers and layers m cases similar to that which has j arisen over this year's Derby, i One bookmaker states that he paid out j £300 on Craganour before he knew of 1 any protest. It is contended that news i of the objection to Craganour's running j should have been made known almost ■ immediately m Tattersall's ring. j According to the rules of racing Craganour finished last. The report on the Craganour case states that while the impartiality of the tribunal which inquired into the matter is beyond question, it is only natural that the public should want to know something of the evidence upon which the verdict was based. Rieff was disqualified, but others were '■ neither cautioned nor reprimanded. :, One thing is considered certain — jockeyship has seldom been at such a low ebb. The opinion among racing men is that if the race was run over again Shogun and Louvois would be preferred to Craganour and Aboyeur. Jones, the jockey who had the mount on Anmer, the King's Derby candidate, is improving. He has already returned to Newmarket, and hopes to be m the saddle again within a few weeks. i Referring to the occurrence^ at Epsom, tho suffragettes' organ, Votes for : Women, declares that" it is the wickedness ( of those m power, as shown by t their '• refusal to listen to argument and reason, which has driven women to desperate courses. General indignation is being expressed at* the latest exploit of the militant . suffragettes, and the opinion is t-hat there 'is no knowing where the frantic ladies I will stop. V RECKLESS AND DANGEROUS. • The stewards at Epsom have suspended iE. Huxley, the Australian jockey, for jthe rest of the meeting for reckless and dangerous riding, and for having caused the accident as a result of which JB'eli- ! zardo had to be destroyed. Huxley was '• also cautioned as to his future conduct, j The stewards of the Jockey Club have I prepared for submission to the annual i meeting of the club on the 16th inst. a motion for altering rule 140. The motion provides that a jockey must be two clear lengths m front before he can cross , another horse. It further deals with jostling penalties and with disqualifica- , tions.

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ACTION OF STEWARDS., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXX, Issue 13101, 14 June 1913

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ACTION OF STEWARDS. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXX, Issue 13101, 14 June 1913

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