Kentucky Pilgrims to Albany Hopeful, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-22


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KENTUCKY PILGRIMS TO ALBANY HOPEFUL. . Lexington. Ky.. February li. — Major P. P." Johnston, president of the National Trotting Association, • ami Colonel Milton Young, owner of Mctirathlana , Stud. who. accompanied by Jouett Shouse. secretary oT the Blue Crass Fair Association, attended the hearing of the Hart-Agnew bill at Albany. 1 N. Y., Wednesday, returned to Lexington today. , Mr. Slums* went to New York from Albany and is expected home tomorrow. Messrs. Johnston and Young ImiHi express belief that the New York • legislature will be convinced that the Hart -Agnew , bill, is an ill advised measure and that the Iercy-Oray law will stand undisturbed in the statute iHMiks of the state. •The Committee on Codes and Morals, which has the bill under -onsideration. and before which advocates ami opponents of the measure s|H ke Wednesday, is a flue body of men." said Colonel Young. • "They listened with interest to everything said on both sides of the controversy. There was a large crowd present, and from what I saw and heard I formed the impression that friends of racing had g.iimd valuable ground. The address of Mr. Kcene uncpiestionably had great weight with the committee. The remarks made by Major Johnston in explanation of the Interest of the breeders of Ken- tacky were succinct and impressive, opening. I am sure, a new phase of the question to his hearers. I have come home much encouraged over the outlook and will proceed in my breeding and racing preparations as if this agitation had never been heard of."

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