Verdict for the Horsemen: Interstate Commerce Commission Denies Change in Shipping Rule, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-20


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| t i i j . ! l j j i I -I I I ; 1 1 • j j j j | ! ! c I - . . I | I1 VERDICT FOR THE HORSEMEN . Interstate Commerce Commission Denies Change in Shipping Rule. LEXINGTON, Ky., June 19.— The Interstate Commerce Commission has denied the | express companies permission to change the ! 1 ■rule governing the shipment of race horses and thoroughbreds and standard-bred horses for breeding and sale purposes. | This means in the territory East of the : Mississippi river the companies will continue to carry six attendants with carload ship-; ments of horses and there will be no extra charge for any of them. Tho express companies sought to exact fares from all attendants in excess of two. IjThe Thoroughbred Horse Association, on be-r half of ali shippers entered a protest, re-3 quested a suspension of the tariff, invited; other organizations and individual shippers to join them in the protest, sent attorneys -|to Washington and presented a winning ar-I gument. This means a diffrence of approximately 0,000 per year to owners of thoroughbreds and trotting horses moving East of the Mis-, sissippi river. Incidentally, it shows that the Thoroughbred Horse Association means something to racing and breeding interests.

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