English Turf Interests: Plan Concerted Action for Modification of the Obnoxious Betting Tax., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-01


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ENGLISH TURF INTERESTS Plan Concerted Action for Modification of the Obnoxious Betting Tax. We are glad to note that the Association of Racehorse Owners. Breeders and Trainers has decided to place its views before and seek the co-operation of the Joint Committee of the Jockey Club, National Hunt and the National Coursing Club, in regard to a modification of the betting tax. There is a community of interests between these two bodies which can well be represented by one powerful authority. As we read the recent official statement in the "Racing Calendar." the Joint Committee will receive data from the various racecourse executives and place this data, together with their own experienced interpretation of the situation, before the chancellor of the exchequer at the proper time. This joint body will be able to speak authoritatively of the effect of the tax on the sport of racing and the very important industry of thoroughbred breeding. In a different sphere, but a sphere as inseparably-associated with racing in this country as is the moon to the tides, the Betting Duty Reform Association will be able to go to the crux of the matter in regard to the financial effect of Mr. Churchills tax on the betting industry, without which racing cannot live. There will be no divergence of views in regard to this aspect of the whole question; the B. D. R. A. is a representative and capable organization which can well be trusted to do the right thing in an adequate and authoritative manner. — London Sporting Life. ♦

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