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GEORGE J. LONG ACCEPTS APPOINTMENT. Gearga J. Long, tin Louisville turfman and breeder anil business man. has accepted the position of racing commissioner, to which he was appointed l.v Goreraor WilNmi last week. The owner ..f sir Uaen lirst expressed his intention of declining the honor b -cause his business calls for almost his entire time ami attention, but he was beseech. d b turfmen ail over the state to accept a place on tle new board, and as Ins service were so urgently sought In- made the sacrifice, being willing t thus contribute nis -hue t.. the upbuilding of the turf in his home state. Baraeasea are jubilating over the fact that the noted Jefferson County turfman is at last a member, of the board that controls horse racing in Kentucky. Pram the birth of the commission as a governing body of the turf in this state Lsag has hail the backing of f«*r-fiftba of the owners ami trainers of aoraes t..r a place on tin- i mnmhailim Hi- standing is sa high on th" turf that the rank ami tile of the ■Barter stretch now look upon the commission with the highest respect, because they da not beUere tint the owmr of Sir Ilium woiiitl countenance any rule or law that would nrejuilice their lab rests. John llai hniei-ter. as a representative of I.at oiii i. and Col. Malt .1. Winn, as manager of the w Liii-tiiio Jockey Club, are both dated over Mi. Longs acceptance of a place mi the coumbIssIob. ..ml both assert that the governor sur.-ly made an appointment that to. ihl not he improved upon. — Luuis-ville Courier-Journal.