J. K. L. Ross on Candian Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-03


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J. K. L. ROSS ON CANADIAN RACING NEW YORK, N. Y., October 2. Recently when asked for his opinion on racing affairs in Canada, Commander J. K. L. Ross said: "I am totally in accord with the suggestion that if racing is resumed in Canada track owners shall only be permitted to retain such percentage of their profits as shall be a reasonable return on their investments. I have given the matter a lot of thought, and I do think that the government or Canada should fix a maximum for the profits of race track owners. "The suggestion that tho remainder of the money go to the government for building of good roads throughout the Dominion is one that I am also in accord with. It would benefit .the farmers. But it would also benefit everybody else. I would go a step farther. Why should not a part of that surplus be devoted toward the breeding of better horses? Why should not the government use part of that money for the provision of stallions so that the farmer may receive direct benefit by the opportunity to breed finer animals? "Of course, the details of such a plan would require careful working out, but I am convinced that money could not be put to better use. The farmer never occupied such a position in national affairs as he does today. His need for better horses was never greater. And the primary object of racing will be, and should bo, to encourage better breeding."

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