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PROSECUTION OF A JOCKEY FOR ILL- TREATMENT OF HIS HORSE. A case of considerable interest to sporting men was heard on Monday, at Liverpool, at the County Magistrates' Court. It was a prosecution instituted by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals agsiinit Mr. George Hol- man, the rider of the Doctor at the recent Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase, for having used the whip and spur to an unnecessary extent in urging his horse towards the finish of the race. Mr. Harris, barrister, at the Midland Circuit, instructed by Mr. Colam, appeared for the prosecu- tion and Mr. Fallon, of the Oxford Circuit, and Recorder for Tewkesbury, instructed by Messrs. Cobb and Sowton for the defence. In opening the case, Mr. Harris said that public attention was first called to it by the appearance of an article in a London paper descriptive of the race, and in the course of which it was stated that "the severity of the race was demonstrated by the fact that the I Doctor's' sides was fairly ripped up with the spurs." vl" That having appeared, the society felt it incumbent upon them to institute the present proceedings. They did not make any charge of deliberate cruelty against Holman what had taken place was in the excitement of the finish, and knowing that large sums of money depended upon the result of the race, he had used the whip and spur in order to get his horse's head an inch or so before that of his competitor. When the race was over there was a large quantity of coagulated blood on the side of the horse. Henry Feist, editor of the Sporting Life and corres- P*°TT 1 „ Dad]/ Telegraph, under the title of otspur, was then examined. His letter describing be race was handed to him, which he identified. Tbe following are the words occurring in it upon which the prostcn ion relied :—" Holman's horsemanship was admirably, and the severity of the finish was demon- ra. e by the fact that the "Doctor's" sides were fairly ripped lip with the spurs." Witness said that j *,a*r description, with certain allowances TfaliA tu sporting men. In answer to Mr. < 1 t-v j6'witness added that in saying that the that w °r 8 81(*es ^re fairly ripped up with the spur, the bm.^8'8, ?ere 8Porting phrase it did not mean tha fieurati 6 8 e^s were protruding the phrase was a men VI011 e? and would be BO understood by sporting ordiAn^6 di<* not UBe tbe word "severity" in its ordinary acceptation, but as indicating merely the comm finish such figurative expressions were that amongst sporting men, as when it waa said wonlH ?rse 4' had been to tbe Devil," which no one believe? 6rS'and *fcs ^teral sense he had used, he th« similar expressions in describing Holman ot^er racep. He did not think that Hoi mar, ,r>Uc^ed his horse till after the last hurdle Henre T611 beCame hard uPon him- "Doctor" or(^an> °f Liverpool, cabman, said that the he had ev«WaS more 8everely punished than any horse W M rt- SCen ?n a racec°urse. seen "a hm^ P0J'ce superintendent, deposed to having the DrJt jT'kich he afterwards learned to have been race • he s°r' w*dPPed and spurred at the finish of the its side. a ^arge quantity of coagulated blood upon Mr°Fan^er w^nesses 8ave similar evidence, any undue °n' ^I0r defence, repudiated the idea of stated that and called several witnesses, who used on th*. u re wer<*no signs of the whip having been ■»»«» .WW. the horan „ 1! en there were no spur marks, nor did ™ "sUm, which tired ^andCn«C*u 8-on evidence the magistrates re- of opinion that tu return the Chairman said they were the aDDlioa«^ CMe must be dismissed; and on should be ^r* -^a^on' t^€ky ordered that £ 20 dant's expenses Pro8ecutors towards the defen- The of the verdiot was received with loud PPUUEe by a number of sporting men in court.

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