Against Repeal of Percy-Gray Law, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-26


view raw text

i I ; AGAINST REPEAL OF PERCY-GRAY LAW. Albany. N. Y., February 25. — The State Racing Commission, in its annual report presented to the legislature last night, opposes any change in the racing law as recommended by Governor Hughes iu his annual message. James W. Wadsworth. Sr., as chairman, declares it is the unanimous opinion of the commission that no further legislation is necessary for the regulation of race tracks and thit the present law carries out properly the purpose for which it was enacted. Speaking of the pending Agnew-Hart bills, the refxirt says: "In our opinion the enactment of present proposed amendments would be serious damage to racing and would probably terminate it in a short time." According to the report the attendance at race meetings the past year was larger than in any previous year. The five per cent of the receipts al-, lotted to the agricultural societies amounted to 40,429.

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1908022601_1_12
Library of Congress Record: