Hughes Would Stop Oral Betting.: Governor of New York State Renews Attack on Racing in Message to Legislature., Daily Racing Form, 1910-01-07


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HUGHES WOULD STOP ORAL BETTING Governor of New York State Renews Attack on Racing in Message to Legislature New York January C In his annual message to the legislature yesterday Governor Hughes renewed his attack upon the race tracks Tlie governor charged that efforts had been made to evade the HartAgnew law prohibiting bookmakiug at race tracks and recommended an amendment to the law penalizing the practice of bookmaking even though there be no recording of bets This would doubtless be a blow to the new system of oral betting If en ¬ acted into law Following the reading of the gov ¬ ernors message in the senate Senator Grady leader of the Democratic minority made a sensational at ¬ tack on tlie governor He declared that while the governor attacked the horse owner the bookmaker and the man placing the bet upon a horse race he had never ilarrd to attack the most monstrous gambling institution there is iii the world the Now York Stock Exchange and to the end of his career he will never have the courage to attack it itSenator Senator Allds tin Republican majority loader in reply to Gradys attack said hi did not believe that any clientele that tlie governor ever had would inllu clieo his advice to the senate nor would govern him in the omission of anything Which he would see fit to include in his message A messageA prominent official of the Saratoga Association declared today that tlie action of Governor Hughes would not affect the plans of the association for a meeting on an ambitious scale the coming summer

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