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SHOW THIS TO THE REFOMERS. In tin- twelve fears share the passage of the Perry Cra] Ma the State of New York has received .49-1. 983 71 as ■ resaU of law la* of 5 iier cent, ni ibe grass receipti of eadi rectrack. In 1886 the las was 7,270.74; la 1866, ,0iios.1o; in lvi: 1907.sh4,034.01; in 1806, 0,483.85; in 18W, 0,791.74: in 1886, 8,671.33; in IBM, 28,381.66; in tS6t, 76,683.88; in 1808, 8266,741.67; in 1!»04. 90,-268.36; in 1865, 93,714.43, and last year. 01.-033.71, ■ record breaker. •Last year, therefore," says the report of the Stair Racing Commission la the Legislature. rv reeded in pablic patroaace thai of any of the sea soaa since 1894, and this put. lie patroaace aaeeaaa «.f raciag mesas personal advantage to many thoaaaaiht "f aeraeaa la rariaas recathana. Racing . n. , direct employ nieiit to very large numlicrs. Racing stables arc large and generous purchasers of articles of food for men and liorses. of clothing ami of eqalpsaeat, II is within farts that the barrage aaaaal east of the keep, ear* and training of thoroughbreds other than a yearling, is in earl of . 7ihi. As there may he estimated to l e ■I least 2,500 thoroughbreds in training in New York state far at least seven lbs in the year and about i .soo for the reeaaialag tie months there i-expeaded for Hum- parpoaea in excess of ,630,000, This does no in.ln.le the salaries of trainers and lackeys, n. r doea ii repreeeal any interest in the iiiv.stnieiits which, ever* year, are made for the repleiii diiii«-iit of establishments at public auction or private sales, aggregating a very large suui. For example, there arete Mai year sold at auction in the state 1.070 rearHaga far a total of 07, 415, or an average i -17 per bead, wliirb ligures demon strap tlui tin- breeding industry is in a thftvtag eoielilioii and due practically exelusively to racing in tki« slate, ululated and I .ifeguardcd as it is by law." Sime ls;»7 it is shown that 7. 12.".. 7*0 has been paid ..ni in premiums to successful horsemen, and of this am I , 1 17.7 37 was distributed last year.