May Race in Canada next Fall., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-26


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MAY RACE IN CANADA NEXT FALL According to the Hamilton Spectator. Hamilton. Out., there is renewed hope in the Dominion that 1918 will not be a raceless year after all. It is now said that the racing question is being considered by a cabinet minister and that action will Ik: taken within a week or two on a proposition to let the larger tracks hold their fall meetings. A commission appointed by the government is to have jurisdiction over the sport throughout Canada, according to Spectators information and the personnel ef that commission has already been under discussion. It will consist of men who have no direct interest in any Jockey Club, but will have the interest of the sport at heart. The Spectator says: "As has been pointed out many times of late. Canada is the only country in the great war in which betting at race tracks has lieen abolished. In England aud France and even Cermnuy. racing his lteeii curtailed, but meetings are held aud the public allowed to bet. A large revenue could be derived by the government from a meeting at each of the larger tracks aud. as the followers of the sport are going to bet anyway, why not allow them a chaucv to do it legaUyV"

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