Plans for Kentucky Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-05


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"PLANS FOR KENTUCKY RACING. Cincinnati, O., November 4. When Colonel Milton Young, of the McGrathiana Stud, and a member of the State Racing Commission, was here a few days ago, he made it clear to the writer that the commission intends to conserve the best interests of racing in Kentucky. The commission : would, of course, like to see the sport go along continuously throughout the summer at Lexington, iLouisville and Latonia, if conditions and the populations of these various cities warranted it. But : tlit? commission realizes that Lexington, Louisville jaml Latonia, the latter track drawing its patronage from Cincinnati, can only support limited i racing. Therefore dates another year will be held iclose to the requirements just as they have been this season. Colonel Young expressed himself as of the opinion that the Kentucky law could not be very igreatiy improved upon, and that all states in the ;union where thoroughbred sport has a foothold, would sooner or later have to adopt a similar ;law, or one planned in accordance with the New York law, after which the Kentucky law was in a measure patterned. Of course the race tracks iand the horsemen object to some of the restrictions which the commission has placed on the sport in the last year. But the race tracks and .the horsemen are alike short-sighted and likely to object to almost anything that stands in the iway of immediate profits. A majority of the members of the commission are breeders and horsemen and they are far-sighted enough not to let the immediate future obscure the possibilities of years to come.

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