Says Hostility to Racing Beat Him: English Paper "Frankly Rejoices" That Hughes Was Defeated for Presidency., Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-02


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SAYS HOSTILITY TO RACING BEAT HIM. English Paper "Frankly Rejoices That Hughes Was Defeated for Presidency. The British Bloodstock Breeders Review makes the rather surprising assertion that it was farmer Oovernor Hughes hostility to racing that was the determining factor in his defeat for the presidency. The Review says: "We have 110 use for party politics in these pages, all the same there are occasional happenings in Unpolitical arena which merit the attention of- sportsmen. 1 lie recent presidential election i:i the Tinted States was one of them. In one sense it mattered little or nothing to the world in general, much less to the sportsmen, whether Mr. Wilson was reelected president or Mr. Hughes found his way to the White House: but horsemen in lioth hemispheres wire mindful of the fact that Mr. Hughes was the man chiefly responsible for the temporary ruination of the breeding and racing interests in America, and it may safely be assume;! that tile vast majority of them rejoiced when they learned that Mr. Hughes was beaten. "In all probability the so-called triumph Mr. Hughes gained brought about his defeat in the presidential election. It was by a narrow margin that Mr. Wilson was re-elected, and the thousands of sportsmen who voted as sportsmen rather than in accordance with their political leanings quite conceivably turned the scale. And so it came to pass that the nemesis overlook the e governor at tin- supreme moment in his can er. "Frankly we rejoiced over his discomfiture, because it meant tiiat the deadly and unst ati smanliUe blow he dealt to breeding and racing eight years ago had recalled on his own head. May a similar fate liefall those who recklessly resort to methods and policies arbieh cause inline. isnruble mischief not only to the unoffending individual, but to the date at large." ___

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