Milton Young Hostile to Bookmaking, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-11


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MILTON YOUNG HOSTILE TO BOOKMAKLNG. Lexington. Ky.. October 10. Joe Pugh. who is interested iu the ownership of the Latonia track, returned to Covington tonight feeling tit he had accomplished little In his effort to convince Colonel Milton Young that the State Racing Commission should lift the embargo against bookmakers anil sanction the return of the to Latonia. "I found Colonel Young with an unchanged opinion as regards mutuel and auction betting." said 31r. Pngh. "There Is not a chance to break even ut Latonia with the machines aud it would be suicidal to open the track again with them. It has always been my opinion that the law creating the State Racing Commission does not empower that body with the right to say what method of betting shall bo. employed by the tracks, and I am in favor of opening the track with the books, suing out an Injunction restraining the State Racing Commission from interfering with them and fighting the matter to a decision through, the courts. If the courts sustain the State Racing Commission, then I am In favor or; selling the track for other purposes than racing, -acq I know where we can get a good orlce toe it"- 1

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