Betting at Tracks; No Poolrooms.: This is the Meaning of the Proposed Amendment to the Amis Bill-Good Law., Daily Racing Form, 1907-01-31


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BETTING AT TRACKS; NO POOLROOMS. This Is the Meaning of the Proposed Amendment to the Amis Bill — Good Law. Hot Springs. Ark., January ,!0. — Kncouraging news conies from Little Back tonight. It now looks as if Arkansas is to have a sane racing law. The committee on Agriculture, it is said on good authority, has vot d 4 to 1 to recommend to Ihe Legislature the adoption of the Amis anti-betting bill wiih the following amendment: "Provided this bill shall not apply to horse rnces inn on any organized racetrack where raCM are being run at the time the bets arc made at said track." In this form the bill will prevent the operation of poolrooms and handbooks, thus wiping out the people- w ho have brought racing into disrepute. No thorough sportsman will object to such a law. It is to be expected that gamblers will yelp al it. but the sooner these percentage men are throttled the better it will be for the great thoroughbred Industry. The boraetnea are hoping that the bill win pass and there is every reason to believe it will. At present only 112 stalls are vacant at Oaklawn. It is estimated that over W horses tire en route 1 etc anil when they arrive some of the owners will be forced to seek quarters on the outside to BO commodate their charges. From New Orleans eame a consignment tiiis morning that included the strings ot Pons vx- Holder. J. W. ONeall, W. Egan. J. J. Ogles and EL B. Baker. .Starter Dade sent one of his assistants from New Orleans with a starting gate to school the two-year-olds. Jockey S. Dickson, who at one time was considered one of the most promising young riders in the country and win: rode for W. K. Vanderbilt iu Franco, arrived today and will do uuwt of ghe riding lor II. B. Baker. P.ased on the fast trials reported. OaklaA this season will be faster than ever, and lit tleBBrise should Ik- occasioned if some track recoup are broken.

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