Questioning Kentucky Commission Power, Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-28


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QUESTIONING KENTUCKY COMMISSION POWER The Cincinnati Enquirer which evidently voices the Ideas of the Latouia management says that in the near future something of the Kentucky Rac ¬ ing Commission powers will be learned It goes on to say sayApparently Apparently the law was framed for the best interests of the turf at that lime when a turf war threatened to put things on the toboggan in Ken ¬ tucky It looks as if the Intent of the law was not to give the five men autocratic iiower as it sub ¬ jects their real moves to the review of a court of the state stateNo No ollicial announcement has been made as to what the Kentucky tracks will do this fall At Louisville the meeting if held will take place at Douglas Park which has been overhauled and tin track made safe by the building of a chute for the Ktnrt in six furlongs events and the track itself widened sufficiently to permit a goodsized field to compete competeThere There are rumors to the effect that Louisville and Latonla will ask for fall dates and at the Kinie time will ask that they lie permitted to use Hiiy form of betting they see fit If this permls IMon Is refused the case will be taken before the vourt of Appeals for a review of the action of the Racing Commission CommissionThe The law creating the commission failed to make provisions for its maintenance The commission then went iu to licensing the game and the jockeys and trainers have to pay to perform in Kentucky It would have been better if the race tracks had been assessed for a small percentage of their gross re ¬ ceipts which might at the same time lift a few Imrdeiis from the taxpayers

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