Racing as Road to Success, Daily Racing Form, 1914-03-22


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RACING AS ROAD TO SUCCESS. London. England. Marcli 21. There is general -amusement over the remarks of Lord Newton in moving the second reading in the House of Lords ot his "betting inducements act." Lord Newton wishes to circumscribe the facilities for betting on horse races given by the postotlice, the bookmakers and the tipsters advertisements and circulars. This bill was blocked in the House of Commons during the last session and is now in a somewhat emasculated condition. Lord Newton laments the fact that "the most m-tluential class of people in this country consists of prominent people who own race horses. If any young man were to ask me how he could exercise the greatest intlnence I would not hesitate to advise him to buy a few" race horses. I do not think I exaggerate when I express the opinion that Lord Kose-berv owns a great deal of the Influence he enjoys to the fact that he withstood assaults of his Nonconformist conscience and won four or five Derbys." Lord Derby interrupted to say that Lord Rosohery had won three, not five, Derbys. Lord Newton continued: "I do not mind making the assertion that if Arthur .1. Balfour had been tin owner of a few selling platers he would not have been driven from the leadership of the Conservative party. There is no institution so highly venerated in this country as the Jockey Club."

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