Associations Willing: Appear Satisfied To Contribute Part Of Profits To Maryland State Revenues.; Such a Tax on Tracks Would Probably Eliminate Anti-Racing Agitation in Future -- Race Track Officials Confer with Governor of State., Daily Racing Form, 1917-04-14


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ASSOCIATIONS WILLING APPEAR SATISFIED TO CONTRIBUTE PART OF PROFITS TO MARYLAND STATE REVENUES. Such a Tax on Tracks Would Probably Eliminate Anti-R-cInr Agitatiaa in Future— Race Track Officials Confer with Governor of State. tl.y .!. ];. JcPory. Washingl • !!. 1. .. April 13. it Mean altogether llkelj thai the racing associations of Maryland, oneratiag the Bowie, Harre de Brace, Pimlieo sad Laurel race tracks, will be railed apoa in the ha mediate future to contribute to the state revenues, through the payment nf ■ special tax. The state • tli cities, casting about for new sources of reveuue to nee I the emerg i growing out of war needs, bare practically determined] to aaaesa the race track*, irhoae representatives leag ago eaprenoed a williagae** i contribute part of their profits t.i nay public fuad the legislature might see fit to ilesign ite. !: ■ proposition was before th legislators daring the biennial session in iitlt;. bat nothing rame af it. Now the state authorities are ready to take actioa ia thai directi aceordiag to Information r. ii. Ball lator . Governor Harriagtoa and Presideat Campbell, of the Maryland seaate, bare just had ■ roaference on the aabjett and prominent membera of the legislature, are heartily commending the proposal, tin detaila remain to be worked oat, bat ii kj stated that the administratioa leaders are figuring aa raising some 50.000 annually from ibis soaree. It i exj t-ted that If lucb ■ tax be levied, there will be let - anti-racing agitation ia the state In the future. Tb Bowie metting, which is now drawing to :i i h . has i .i by far the moat mceessful J I held by the Southern Maryland Agricultural flaao elation. The al eadaace has BteadBj nu ahead of the figures for preceding spring meetings, in . pite of ::. unusually severe weather with which fc"ii sporl baa bad to toatead aad the rolasae of * ; nlstioa i-•■ established .t new record for the course. The ! igh water in irk i., this re pec; was reached his! Saturday, when |19R,WQ waa aagered. The blghesl previous figure In the history of tin- track :i tl46 iioii. The total - r the aseetiag *i» :.i repreaeatu an iacrease of about L." per cent, arec that for the apriac naeetias of .M. Effort to Sto: Leakage of Manager lames P. OHara of the r.«.«ii- track ;-n:i;kin :i determined effort to loii the leakage of laformatioa relating to the racing t.i poolrooms and handbook . In furtherance of this policy, be :. is paated the following warning .11 tbi track: "All awaeia, traia ra aad others coeaeeted with r;i are requested to refraia from furnishing any advance laformation such :: prospective riders, scratches, etc., to anyone. Anybody disobeying this request wUl Ix- deaied the nririlegea of 11 1 coarse aad their «.;isi-» v.iii i„. reported to the Jockey Club." it develops thai Fraak Bala area the biggest wager of his career ■■■ the turf when Mi-s Krater vim nt Baa ii- last Satarday. Mr. Bala hi fiaaa-eially talierested in the boraes that race in the naaar i PTUliam LahilL Jli- Krater waa rlslmrd by the bitter on the rlaaing i!;..v r the New Or-leaaa meeting tor ,300 aad her arhoaiag performance of Saturday marked her ar road appearaace in the Cahill colors. That the mares "msj- victory aras aatlcipated by her stable eoaaeetleaa i demonstrated by the fact that Mr. Bala bad |S,tM hi commissions scattered throughoet the coaatry which yielded him ■ profit of somethlag like si-.i. MB. Starter Dades scbooliag li-t at Howie is aow atade up of Remarkable, Bird OHagaa, Oaiasboroagh, Petelus, atoatreaX Baergetic, Dal Acton aad Naaeaach. Tarlor Boy Good in Muudy Going. What ■ asefa] hone in maddy goiag the veteraa goMint; Parlor Boy still is. v,: s effectively sbowa at Bawle lloaday when this niae year old son of Deabaehlaad Retaa de Loa Aagesea scored his m-«. . •mil victory of the mrrtlag in the colors of r. L. Snort. Parlor Boy saffered so much .it the start by collision with .mother horse ,:s the barrier went ap, that his chances seeased bopeseas. Jockey Kaptta persevered with the old Campaigaer, however, aad moving up nadaally, got itiiin strikteg distance of the lenders oa the stretch turn. There wer not mniiy who beUeved the old horse would have eaoaga left to make good in the final tussle, init be did and did it handsomely. 1. L. Shre; . in whose nnme lie races, is ■ son of trainer WUttam Short, wl.o is ractag half ■ dozen horses in til this spring and who will take them to the Canadian tracka when the Ifaiylaad season doses, short will lie chiefly remembered by old-timers as the trainer of Epicure, when that horse m aa carrying the colors of Al Ihahsaa so sac-«-essfully a decade .r so ago. Bacaag Secretary Joseph ltcLeaaaa hns issued a jtotice that i!i aO cases where horses are excluded from the etit.ies on SCCoaat of the tmniher of i-n tries e..eeeilin the limit, sach horses shall have the preference when next entered for a race. The;ir-oid Land Labber, which can lad the coloi-s of Graat Hugh Brain* to victory in Tuesdays juvenile race, is | tine, big colt ami Horsemen generally were favorably impressed with rh«? manner in which he scored.

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