Why Butler is Denied a License.: Text of the Resolution Adopted by the New York State Racing Commission., Daily Racing Form, 1907-03-08


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WHY BUTLER IS DENIED A LICENSE. Text of the Resolution Adopted by the New York State Racinq Commission. After the State Racing C Ession bad denied th applieatioti of frames Butler for license to bold a meeting h the Empire Citj ti ick during the period of racing ii Saratoga in August, a report gained eir .-nlaiion in Neu Sfork to the effeel that Louis a. Cells had made an arrangement with Butler to bad, the meeting should be i»- successful in securing the lii-i-n.- and dales. J. Russell Soley, as attorney for lr. Buttier is out With a denial of Ihis report. Such a Miin has not been though of by Mr. Butler, said Mr Sole " it I I wan! ha make the emphatic statement thai Mr. CeMa Las not and will not have any connection wiih the management of the Empire city track." Mr. Soley further said that he did not consider the ream. am of the Com mission in refusing a license sufficient, but he declined to indicate what his next move might Ik-. The following is the resolution adopted by the Badac Commission in fit ii j hit a license to the Empire City Club: At a meeting of the Stale Racing Commission, la-id on the 23d day of February, L«»7. at No. 32 Nassau Street, New fork ciiy: Preaenl -.lames. W. adsw orii,. chairman; II. K. Knapp, Commlmioneri. The application of the Empire City Trotting club, dated January 23, 1807, bavtag been taken up, and t-ounsel for the applicant having been beard and due deliberation being bad. Besolved, That inasmuch as the statute limis the holding of running races to the dates between April IS and November IS in each year, as a resull of which the six metropolitan track* and the Saratoga track an- all compelled, in order u avoid racing on conflicting dates, to accept i -ii l -. than the i irtj days racing time permitted by the statute, their meetings ranging between twentj two and thirty days respectively; and inasmuch as the holding of a race meeting at the lookers track would neeea sitate either the curtailment of the present, racing dates of the otbei associations, or the racing upon conflicting dates, it is the Judgment of the Oommti -imi that the public interest does not call for racing on conflicting date- at different tracks in the Immediate vicinity Of the I if- of New York: that inasmuch as ever.-, da . except Sundays, between April IS and November 13, r.n 7. will be occupl d bj racing upon one of the metropolitan tracks under licenses already granted, except the twenty three possible t acinus days between August 5 and August ■ M. inclusive which days have been allotted for the year 1807 by the Jockey Club to the Saratoga Association, and during which time that meeting is to be held under the license of ihis Commission, it is the Judgment of the Commission that the best interests of racing will be subserved by not having a meeting at any metropolitan track during thai period, ami that the public interests do not a: the present lime require, and will not be promoted by. continuous midsummer racing en the metropolitan I racks. Besolved, Further that inasmuch as. upon tin-application of the pre-t-nt petitioner, racing dates arere allotted to it by the Jockej club in February, 1900, lor a imi ting lo be held in October and No vcmbcf of that year, and inasmuch aa tin- applicant failed to offer an stakes or lake any steps what ever to arrange a program or to hold u meeting thereunder, as a result of which another corporation was organized to hold, and did hold, such race meeting in that year upon the dates s,, allotted; and as the ! n-sctit p-lilioner did not again apply for dates from the Jockey Club nor ■ lie, use from this t omiuission until the year 1905, during which period tlie Metropolitan Jockey Club built and equip ped its track and applied for ami received licenses and conducted race meetings during the year 1903 lo 1900, Inclusive, the present petitioner stands iii a different position from the other metropolitan tracks and the Saratoga track which have regularly held their race meetings for many yeara, ami established valuable and important annual stakes. K, solved. Further, thai in tin- Judgment of the Commission a proper case for the issuance of a license to conduct a running race ami steeplechase meeting during the year l!M 7. at the racetrack described in the application, has not. been shown: that, under the existing situation in respect of racing in this state, it would not he for the best interests thereof to grant such license for the cur-r n i year, ami that the application should be, and berebj is. denied

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