Five Ohio Organizations Will Go to Higher Court: To Appeal Decision Giving Board Right to Enact Changes in Rules, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-08


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Five Ohio Organizations Will Go to Higher Court To Appeal Decision Giving Board Right to Enact Changes in Rules COLUMBUS, Ohio., June 7. Attorneys for the five Ohio racing organizations that recently lost their appeal against rules enacted last January by the State Racing Commission plan to carry their case to higher courts, it has been learned. The five organizations are the Midwest Totalizator Co., Standard Tote Co., River Downs of Ohio, Ascot Park Jockey Club and the Ohio Sports Enterprises, Inc. Judge Ralph J. Bartlett recently ruled that the Commission was within its authority in enacting the new laws. One of the new rules would give the Commission power to designate to tracks the number of races it could schedule daily. Another would oblige the tracks to pay the salaries of veterinarians and chemists, whose services are utilized for saliva and urine tests of horses. A third new rule would make available to the Commission financial reports of the tracks immediately upon request. The fourth would allow the Commission to designate the type and style of tote machines to be used by the tracks. Henry Green, who is affiliated with Beulah Park, River Downs, Ascot Park and Hamilton, today said that his organizations had no objection to being limited to eight races per day, with nine on Saturdays and holidays, but that they did protest the ruling which, as now worded, would allow the board to limit the courses to any number that would satisfy the whims of the Commission members. Green also voiced the opinion that veterinarians and chemists "should be independent of the tracks. They should be paid by the racing commission."

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