Carrying Out Purposes of Act: Harford County Racing Commission Denies an Intention of Creating Racing Monopoly, Daily Racing Form, 1913-03-04


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CARRYING OUT PURPOSES OF ACT. Karfcrd County Racing Coininissior Denies Any Intention of Creating Racing- Monopoly. i.iiaii-. Mil.. March ::. Asserting that al least a |iar I of a -eet ion of tlie aei creating iln Harford Count j Racing Commission, whii-li gives an. person an appeal to tin- Circuit Court from Ibe decision of the commission in the granting w revoking of licenses for horse racing In Harford County, la unconstitutional and admitting and denying othet allegations, comes the answer of the lliir-in Commission ie ih" I. ill of complaint filed again** ii in the Havre de Grace Agricultural ami Mevhanieal Fair and Racing Association of Harford County. The hill of complaint was filed in i-oart hen- in the association, which Is promoted bj Harrj 1 . Wolf and other Baltimorcans interested in the projected new race track at Havri de fSraee, to compel tin- Harford Connty Racing Commission to man; them racing dates this spring, which the commission bad refused to do. The commission in iis answer shows that ii a-prwper lo refnse the application of Ihe new association for ;lm following reasons: "Thai the object of the net was to restrict and regulate horrt racing, pooiakaking and betting al -neh races la Harford County and the control was pal in the commission, as the commission i- appointed by the act with pmver to license those who would coodncl Ihe racing an fai as lo promote and safeguard the .-hj. ii and purpose of the act. "That If a license i- granted to the Harford Agricultural and Breeders Association to bold horse racing mi ii- track across Ihe mad from tlm projected new track, -aid license will be granted because the commission believes thai the granting • r -neh license will lie proper and will tend to promote the niije-i and pnrposea of said act. Further, thai it i- .mi contended ihat ihe- acl favors one track, ami the commission has not undertaken to -a* construe said law. bnl -how- thai ii has exec ei-e.l ii* judgment in the granting of licenses under -aid acl with the view to making the act effectivi lor restricting and regulating horse racing in II t i.iid i.v." The commission denies having entangling alii an.-e with any person or corporation which might he interested in having ■ license granted or refused to any applicant, and denies thai any of the members of the Racing Commission bare a direel peenniaiy or business Interesi in the Breeders -sociation. bnt show- that one of ii- members, Leon II. Iuliii-. was l:i-t summer engaged in the work going on at the Breeders Association track in constructing the race track, and thai Tubbs now has charge of the Breeders Association property al Havre de Grace. The commission further deniew ii i- endeavoring io create a racing monopoly in Harford Connty.

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