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Quotes about the Jockey Club, Officials and Stewards

After the King George VI Chase - It appears that within half a mile of the Jockey Club's HQ at Portman Square any man wishing to be hit with a whip with the same intensity as Adrian Maguire hit Barton Bank would have to pay £40 for the privilege.
C. Williams, letter to Racing Post (1993)
Eventually the pool from which stewards were selected was extended beyond the registered blind, the chronically inbred and those whose ear trumpets or searing gout problems rendered them half-sharp or pathologically vicious.
Altotair Down Weekender (1994)
Giving a computer to the Tote would be like giving an atom bomb to a baby.
Lord Wigg The Sun (1969)
If Lord Wigg mistook us for a dinosaur, we no longer take him for a taxidermist.
The National Association of Bookmakers
Someone suggested that the Jockey Club Race Planning Committee consisted of a table and four chairs - and I bet they've got woodworm.
Jenny Pitman (1989)
Stewards are, on the whole, simple folk. Most them come from a social class in which inbreeding has taken its toll.
Paul Haigh Racing Post (1994)
The Jockey Club have issued a writ against the Texan who introduced Cabbage Patch dolls. They claim they have been making them for years - and calling them stewards.
John Francome (1983)
The Stewards demand explanations But listen with cynical looks. It's obvious in their estimations That trainers are all licensed crooks.
Anon
With some justification the Jockey Club has been described as 'the purest example of the 18th century to survive in Britain'.
John Purvis

 

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