Speaker Wadsworth Favors Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-21


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SPEAKER WADSW0RTH FAVORS RACING. New York. February 20.— It is now generally known that Speaker Wadsworta will oppose iover-nor Hughes bills to suppress race track betting. There has been a widespread suspicion that he would take thai course, but not until today did it liecome finally known. This will be a very important addition to the forces already arrayed against the governor. To add the power of the speaker to the sentiment, against the bills already prevalent may be decisive. Coming at the moment when the victory of the Kelsey forces over the governor seems assured. this announcement has created a general belioT that the governors whole program is in danger. Predictions are now heard here thai the governor will fail to get the anti racing bills out of the assembb codes committee. A majority of the members of this IknI.v are known to be hostile to the measures, and it is suggested that they may be killed there. The speakers ]K,sitiou creates no surprise. His father is a member of the Slate Racing Commission, his friends are practically all allied against the measure and this fact merely accentuates nought. The following ilecla rations received from tie-Brighton Handicap up to 4 p. m. today are: Sup-crtuau, Gretna Green aud Transvaal.

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