More Agitation in Tennessee, Daily Racing Form, 1906-10-30


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MORE AGITATION IN TENNESSEE. Memphis, Tenn., October 29. Many factions of democrats and republicans, the democrats especially, are evincing a desire to place Tenessce in line with Missouri as having caused the followers of thoroughbreds to move to another climate, and at several conventions held by wings oftbe democratic party, a platform has- been adopted which favors the passing of a law hostile to racing men and their interests. General Malcolm R. Patterson, democratic candidate for governor, has placed himself on record as saying that if any anti-racetrack bill is passed In the next general assembly, he will sign the bill. Otherwise General Patterson is regarded by racetrack men as a friend of their interests, for his antecedents were closely identified with the thoroughbred interests of middle Tennessee, and he himself has been often seen at Montgomery Park on Derby days taking keen Interest in the horse and every angle of the sport.

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