Tennessee Turfmen Will be Prepared: Will Not Sit Idly by When the next Anti-Racing Bill is Introduced, Daily Racing Form, 1906-08-10


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TENNESSEE TURFMEN WILL BE PREPARED. Will Not Sit Idly By When the Next Anti-Racing Bill Is Introduced. Cincinnati, 0., August 9. At the close, of the meeting here Presiding Judge Macfarlan will go to Memphis to look after the affairs of thirNew Memphis Jockey Club, and will probably return as, Mr. Prices associate In the stand at the Churchill Downs fall meeting. The City of Memphis is building a boulevard 150 feet wide that passes along the front of - Montgomery Park, and to which the New Memphis Jockey Club donated fifty feet of ground. This will entail the removal of fences and buildings and will require Mr. Macfarlans attention for a time. Mr. Macfarlan has no doubt hut that a successful short fall meeting could be held at Memphis, say of two weeks duration, but he does not anticipate that the New Memphis Jockey Club will attempt to break into the fall game in the near future. "Our spring meetings are attractions of more than local interest," said Mr. Macfarlan. "There is a lot of local pride In our spring meetings, and we do not want to overdo the thing. We are content to let well enough alone." A prominent Tennessee racing man who was recently a visitor to Latonia said he thought it almost a certainty that turf interests in that state woud have another contest on their hands when the Legislature meets this winter. "The people who engineered the anti-racing law that has since been declared unconstitutional are on record that they will introduce another bill this winter. What the nature of It Is I do not know. The former bill was allowed to slip through at the eleventh hour. This lime we shall be prepared for atttacks on thoroughbred Interests and believe that we can control the situation down our way." A state election tills fall in Tennessee may have some bearing on racing matters there.

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