Who Can Be Meant?, Daily Racing Form, 1898-02-24


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WHO CAN BE MEANT The Lexington Leader in the course of vigor ¬ ous onus advocacy of the Bronston Brownstone racing bill says saysOver layover Over sixty years ago racing was begun at the historic course of the Kentucky Association and racing still continues there today The history of that racing ground is not tarnished with the present day heads I win and tails you lose policy as followed by more than one of the track magnates not a thousand milesfrom Miles Lexington The very fact that foreign books and pool rooms have not been the main angles of the Kentucky Association is a reason that the association is not now the power it once was Time works wondrous changes and in the racing world the change of the old association is one of the most striking Competition on unequal grounds manipulation of the politics of the turf an ap ¬ parent insatiate greed for the dollars of the sportloving portioning and unsuspecting public on the part of classes of men that in former days wore content with the responsibilities and the usu us ¬ fruct fructify of a little slate a tin box and a bank roll of varied dimensions have all contributed to tear down an organization of gentlemen that has given to racing a character and a standing that has to more or less extent preserved it from the arguseyed Argus reformer ofttimes softies called a fanatic fanaticSome fanaticism Some one has asked what breeders are in favor of the Bronston Brownstone racing bill The writer has not yet met a breeder who is opposed to the bill Among those that are heartily in favor of it are B G Thomas Overton Overtone Chenault Health J Henry Miller Charles W Moore E F Clay Milton Young Catesby Coates Woodford Woodward William S Barnes T J George H and J T Clay Matt Simpson andThflmas anathemas J Carson

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