Latonia Track Must Pay Assessment.: Kentucky Racing Commission Decides to Outlaw Milldale Course If Payment Is Not Forthcoming., Daily Racing Form, 1910-03-27


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LATONIA TRACK MUST PAY ASSESSMENT Kentucky Racing Commission Decides to Outlaw Milldalc Course if Payment Is Not Forthcoming Lexington Ky March 2i The Kentucky Stale Racing Commission with Chairman J P Chlnu and Messrs Milton Young and Charles Grainger present met here today under the call of the chairman to take action with reference to the failure of the Latonia Jockey Club to pay the commissions assess ¬ ment of li5 this sum being at the rate of 15 per day for 121 days racing that were given at Latonia during the years 100S and 1909 WJicn the dates for the Kentucky spring meetings were grunted at a previous session of the commission it was the understanding that the associations would not be granted their licences for this year until they had caid their arrears to the racing commission Secre ¬ tary House reported today that the Lexington and Louisville associations had paid up and licenses were granted for meetings here and at Churchill Downs DownsSecretary Secretary House said that Latonia had not settled that he had communicated with President Harvey Myers of Latonia concerning the matter and that Mr Myers bad informed him that the directors had taken no action and tliat he did not know their inten ¬ tions When the Latonia Jockey Club took its stand against the edict of the commission that there slionld be no bockmaking on Kentucky tracks sued out an injunction against the commission and gave a meeting with books on a bond was required by the Kenton Circuit Court to cover any loss to the commission should it win its case The Court of Appeals decided in favor of the commission and under the law tile commission has recourse to the bond that was given at the time the injunction was Issued Attorney Morgan Cliimi was accordingly in ¬ structed today to proceed before the Court of Ap ¬ peals for a rule that will enforce the collection of that bond but It is not the desire of the commission to take this extreme step unless the Latonla man ¬ agement pointedly refuses to settle the assessment that was made under the law creating the commis ¬ sion By way of conveying to the Latonia Jockey Club its further intentions in th cvent the 1 5 is not paid the commission resolred to revoke the license of any trainer or jockey participating at a meeting on any unlicensed trade to disqualify from racing on licensed tracks any horse that runs at an unlicensed track anfl to revoke the license of any association that permits such horses trainers or jockeys to participate in their meetings In a nut ¬ shell if Latonia docs not pay the assessment the commission will not grant it a license for its meet ¬ ing and if the meeting is given without a license trainers jockeys and horses racing there will stand as ruled off the Kentucky tracks under controL of the commission commissionThe The ineTiibors of the commission believe Xatorila will settle and will not force this extreme action but its officials have l ecn dilatory to say the least and have put the commission to considerable annoyance and inconvenience The commission has settled with its attorneys for the battle in the courts that Latonia started and lost and tlle sum paid in fees alone was 5COO Altogether the liti ¬ gation has cost the commission nearly 10000 during the four years of its existence existenceAt At a recent meeting of the directors of the Ken ¬ tucky Association it was proposed that the revenue to the association from money wagered through the parimntucl machines and auction pools be increased from live to seven per cent and that the matter bo taken up with the State Racing Commission There was no representative of the Kentucky Association before the commission today and the subject was not broached After the commission adjourned one of the members was asked concerning the proposed raise It was the first he had heard of it and he thought the Kentucky Association would make a mistake in attempting it itThe The commission had before it Colonel Youngs pro ¬ posed amendments to the rules governing the starter and his assistants and it is certain that they will be adopted at the next meeting which is to be held April 14 the day Kfore the terms of the present members expire It is expected that Governor Will son will announce his appointments for the new com ¬ mission I efore April 15 The governor has made no announcement of his intentions but he has discussed probable appointees with some of his friends and it is herealKHits regarded as practically certain that Colonel Milton Young and Colonel E F Clay will continue as members and possibly so will Colonel Jack Cliimi George J Long of Bashfordi Manor Stud Louisville is regarded as certain to be ap ¬ pointed if he will accept Influences are at work for the retention of Charles F Grainger of Louis ¬ ville and for tlie appointment of Johnson N Cam den president of the Kentucky Association and owner of Hartlaml Stud likewise for Thomas C Mc ¬ Dowell owner of Ashland Stud It is1 said how ¬ ever that the governor is not favorably disposed towards the appointment of any man who is directly concerned in the managenif nt of any race track and if this be the case the efforts for Messrs Grainger and Camilen will go for naught Clarence II Maekay after two days at Kingston Stud returned to New York this morning morningChulita Chulita winner of the Cincinnati Trophy and owned by Colonel Alex Labold of Cincinnati foaled a chestnut filly by Voter at John D Carrs farm last night Chulita will be mated with Hermls HermlsThe The latest foal at John E Maddens Hamburg Place is a bay filly by Yankee out of Royal Gun dam of Gunfire Trigger Hagland Hot Shot and Yankee Gun GunG G D Wilsons Torrid dam of Sultry foaled a chestnut colt by Stalwart at Iroquois Farm last night

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