Kentucky Racing Commission Safe, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-09


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KENTUCKY RACING COMMISSION SAFE. It some quarters it has been asserted that one consequence of Republican success iu Kentucky would be the repeal of the law creating the State Racing Commission, but there docs not appear to tie any substantial ground for the suggestion. A leading Kentucky breeder, who is himself a Republican, said in an interview Thursday concerning this matter: "While it is true that there was a plank in the Republican platform calling for a repeal of the law creating the State Racing Commission, there is no probability of such legislation, in the first place, I have been assured that it was not the sentiment of the party that such a plank bo injected into the platform. I have been reliably informed that it was drafted by some one at Louisville, who had, it was later discovered, an axe io grind against one member of the commission. It was presented to the committee ou resolutions, who are not horsemen and know nothing of the breeding and racing industry in this state, with the assurance that it was a master political stroke.. It was, as we all know iii this section, nothing of the sort, and the speakers for the Republican cause were forthwith advised from campaign headquarters to make no utterauce against the Racing Commission during the campaign. "The leaders of the Republican party have been made to see that the law is the best thing that could have happened for the control of racing in this slate, and when the Racing Commission makes its first annual report to the Legislature next month I think that it will have the approval of tho Republican as well as the Democratic members of tthe General Assembly. If a measure intending to wipe out this law wore presented the Democrats are strong enough to kill it without Republican aid. and should it be passed aud sent to the Governor, I would lay odds that he would veto it."

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