Regarding Racing Situation In Canada.: No Action by Parliament to Limit Number of Tracks--Lot of Extravagant Talk., Daily Racing Form, 1917-04-14


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BEBAXTlXVa RACING SITUATION IN CANADA. No Action by Parliament to Limit Number of Xxaaka — Lot of Extravp-jjant Talk. Toroato, Oat., April 13. T loafaalaa that appears to exist in the minds of some Aasericaa bane men as to the racing situation in .inula must be ascribed to their distance from the locality. There is no suggestion in influential qaarters dealing ,itii the matter other than the action of parliament when Mr. WiBcoxs proposed limitation of the number of tracks was referred to a special committee to maki K workable. Parliament baa sot appoint ! bbj committee, aad the bouse is not ia sessloa, nor may meet until the beginning of rammer. The Ontario government has announced Its iatea-tkm of looking Into the reports of extravagaat profit, by racing claba in this proviace aad of taking -ii 1! I.- ...!i..n. If ta-s- reports prove to be well •rounded. The proviacial treasarer, however, has already expressed the opinion that mach of the e-travagaal 1 att bad not been faatifled by what the govcrameat had found when fixiag the daily Ucease fee at the preseat figare, ,250. The discassioa oa this matt r f. ok place in the closing hours of the Hasina, too late for the news -palters •■ report, aad one interesting remark has. therefore, not received much publicity. The Liberal member for Bouth Wellington, Mr. Carter, ban beea attacking the government in general terms as re sponsible for what be termed "1 :• rrible evil." tht eont inaaace of r ice 1 sarses, in ids reply ;■::• treasarer, Hob. Mr. MeGarry, said, among other things: "1 have lived in Toronto for several years, and usually go down to Woodbine for the races. If I am spared. 1 v. ill go to Woodbine rata year and next .•ear. Aad I asaatty pat a dollar ot two aa the horses 1 fancy, aad generally lose it. Aad let me :;• Utis, that I will pat the class of people I steel • at Woodbine alongside the honorable member for ; Bouth Wi ttiagtoa."

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