Kentucky Model for Other States to Follow, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-06


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KENTUCKY MODEL FOR OTHER STATES TO FOLLOW The formation of the Kentucky State Racing Commission and the organization of the Kentucky Jockey Club, under a law enacted by the legislature, did more to increase the value of breeding stock, increase the price of land suitable for pastures and stock farm purposes, bring more tax money into the state treasury and bring Kentucky prominently before the American public as the great horse breeding state, than any law ever enacted by the Kentucky legislature. Other states that desire racing can point to the prosperity of the Kentucky breeders as an illustration of what a good racing law will do to benefit an important branch of agriculture. There is always an element of danger in unauthorized promoters starting a race track for the money they can make out of it. Therefore, if the people of a state desire racing, the best thing to do is to enact a racing law. Cincinnati Enquirer.

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