John C. Clark Arrives In New York From Florida: Hialeah President Comments on Take Increase at Miami Tracks, Daily Racing Form, 1941-06-07


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JOHN C CLARK ARRIVES IN NEW YORK FROM FLORIDA FLORIDAHialeah Hialeah President Comments on Take Increase at Miami Tracks TracksNEW NEW YORK N Y June 6 John Clin ¬ ton Clark last winter reelected president of the Miami Jockey Club which operates Hialeah Park is an arrival in New York coming from Florida to be present for the running of the Belmont Stakes With him came Samuel McCormick vicepresident of the Miami track trackIve Ive put in some busy days at Tallahas ¬ see said the Binghamton sportsman who unsuccessfully opposed tie increase in take at Florida tracks to 15 per cent centThe The Florida law now provides for a 15 per cent take out in the mutuel turnover at the two Miami plants Hialeah Park and Tropical Park breakage will be to a nickel though the lawmakers in the Everglades State were not opposed to breaking to a dime with the track and state each taking a nickel nickelGovernor Governor Spessard Holland of Florida had advocated such an increase in the take at the states thoroughbred tracks in most of his campaign speeches the benefits of su fh a plan to go to the oldage pension fund The measure had a speedy passage through the legislature legislatureFUTURE FUTURE MATTER OF GUESSWORK GUESSWORKHialeah Hialeah Parks future will not be a mat ¬ ter for guesswork if there is an additional 10 per cent federal tax added to that 15 per cent Clark said significantly significantlyGovernor Governor Holland himself is actively op ¬ posing the proposed blanket federal take of 10 per cent on all tracks seemingly fore ¬ seeing that this would throttle racing in his state to a standstill standstillClark Clark said that since Hialeahs meeting will open a week later next winter and thus will absorb an additional weer of the tour ¬ ist season the statistics showing how rac ¬ ing there fared under the new 15 per cent take law might be misleading to lawmakers elsewhere He pointed out that in no other community in the United States are condi ¬ tions more favorable to a successful imposi ¬ tion of a 15 per cent take as at Miami The new take is divided 7 per cent for the tracks and 8 per cent for the state Three per cent of the states share is earmarked for the counties the other five and break ¬ age to the pension fund fundAlthough Although Florida racing dates for next winter are not official it is probable that Hialeah Park will operate fortysix days opening on January 14 or near that date

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