Hughes Finally Triumphs: Measures Repealing Laws Protecting Racing Pass The New York Senate.; Governor Signs and New Laws Go Into Effect at Once--Racing Will Continue Under New Conditions., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-12


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HUGHES FINALLY TRIUMPHS MEASURES REPEALING LAWS PROTECTING RACING PASS THE NEW YORK SENATE Governor Signs and New Laws Go Into Effect at atOnce Once Racing Will Continue Under Jt New Conditions New York Juno 11 The AgnewIIart antiracing bills were passed at Albany today by a vote of lit to 25 The vote was practically the same as that in the regular session on the memorable eighth of April when the bills failed of passage by a tie vote of 25 to 25 but since then Senator Wallace of TSIsigara Tails has been elected to the seat then vacant by reason of the death of Senator Franchot and his vote made the necessary twentysixth twentysixthShortly Shortly after the passage of the bills Governor Hughes flllised his signature The Mils are to be enforced at once and the thief executive has de ¬ clared that they will be enforced The vote was Ayes Agnew Allds Armstrong Carpenter Cobb Cordts Davis Dunne Fancher Foelkcr Fuller Gates Heacock Hill Hinman Hooker ONeill Page Raines Saxc Smith Taylor Travis Tully Wallace and White 26 Nays Ackroyd Boyce Burr Cassidy Cohalau Cullen Emerson Frawley Gilchrist Grady Grattan Hartc Hasenllug Knapp McCall McGarren McManus Mullaney Owens Ramsperger Sohiner Sullivan Thompson AVcinplc Wilcox 25 25The The racing bills take effect immediately It was discovered ou looking up the constitution that inas ¬ much as the time of taking effect was named in the bill signedThere it will take effect as soon as it is signed There is some dispute as to this but the prevail ¬ ing opinion among the lawyers of the state is that tliu bills will at once become operative As the governor signed tooth of the bills this afternoon this will mean that there must be a hurried change in the manner of conducting race tracks It is IHhsilile that an injunction may ibe obtained until the constitutionality of the law is fought out in the courts One of the grounds for such an injunc ¬ tion KUggesled here is that the bill provides a cruel Jind unusual punishment ss compared with the crime committed which would be in contravention with the constltntion constltntionlames lames It Keenc vicepresident of the Jockey Club who perhaps has a larger interest in horse racing thair any other man in the United States knew the result of the vote on the racing bills almost as soon as it was announced in the senate chamber at Albany Mr Kcene had fought the bills JniUi in person at Albany and through the influence that lie could wield taking the ground that the measures would destroy a stockbreeding in ¬ dustry worth 50000KX Do you think the passage of the bills will mean the absolute stopping of races in this state Mr Keenc was asked in his oflice 30 Broad street this afternoon I have not one word to say in com ¬ ment he answered answeredDespite Despite his reticence Mr Keenc plainly showed his disappointment at the result of the senate vote At voteAt his otlice 1n the Mills building Mr Haggin was asked for his view of the effect of the passage of the antiracing legislation Do you think the people will attend the races if they cannot bet he was asked I do not was his answer I think they will not go to the tracks Certainly all those women who till the grandstand wont go If they have to pay U or 3 and then have no chance to get their money back Mr Haggin added that he w is much surprised at the passage of the bills by the senate There senateThere was considerable gloom at Gravesend as a lesnlt of the passing of the antiracing bills at Al ¬ bany and less interest was taken in the card offered than has been usual Perhaps the feature of the afternoon was the victory of II B Duryeas good mare Hnnning Water She is In the Suburban under 115 pounds and her performance this afternoon sug ¬ gests that she is lit and ready for that great event No matter what action is taken as a result of the passage of the bills the stakes of the Coney Island Jockey Club will be run off while the other asso ¬ ciations have announced that they will fulfill their stake engagements whether there be betting or not The notThe Greater New York Steeplechase resulted in a cantering victory for Alfar but if Bayonet had not made a bad landing and lost his rider the re ¬ sult differentThe might have been different The complete history of the Greater New York Handicap Steeplechase is shown in tlm table liolow a car winner A 1808 Shillalah 4 1800 Westown C 1000 The Bachelor 7 1X1 Passe Iartout5 1002 Miss Mitchell 5 1003 Adjldaumo 5 1004 The RCavalr5 1005 Ilylas 4 1000 Paul Jones 4 I DOT El Cuchillo 5 1008 Alfar 6 Jockey Val Time Hogan 050 500j G Cochran C50 45 Hogan 1150 445 Hueston 1150 451 Mara 1150 r 01 W Holder HolderKay 1910 45Ss Kay 2215 505 Uay 2185 455 Ray 2055 450 Donohue 2525 457 M Henderson 2375 447 for twoyearold fillies was won easily bv James It Keenes Melisande always the favorite iu the bet ¬ ting tingThe The Clover Stakes is an old fixture and was first run in 1SSS Its history since 1900 Is irivon below xear winner 1000 Sweet Lavender l01Disadvantage 1902 Martie Lewis 1903 Contentious 1904 Chrysitis 1005 Transmute 1000 Adoration 1007 Meggs Hill 1908 Melisande Jockey Val Time Littlefield 1450 55 55Smith Smith 1450 lt J JOdom Odom 1850 1OOJ 1OOJGannon Gannon 2275 103 103ONeill l02iT ONeill 2710 l02i T Burns 2525 10 10Miller Miller 2015 1011 1011Notter Notter 2095 101

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