Probable New Racing Commissioner, Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-10


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PROBABLE NEW RACING COMMISSIONER BALTIMORE Md April 9 There is a strong probability of Allen McLane former judge of the Circuit Court of Baltimore County filling the vacancy on the Maryland Racing Commission made by the resignation of Joseph H Kennedy In fact it is reported reliably that Governor Albert Ritchie has offered him the post postSo So far Mr McLane has given no indication of his intentions with regards to his acceptance or re ¬ fusal He may decline to serve because he is closely related to Charles E McLane president of the Maryland Jockey Club which operates the Pimlico track and his assumption of the duties of a racing commissioner would bring about adverse criticism for this reason reasonHowever However students of the situation who know the former judge are living in the hope that he will consent to serve on the commission That the new appointee will be a balance of power in the con ¬ troversy over the licensing of trainers and jockeys makes his identity take on new importance importanceMr Mr McLane seems to be the mini best fitted to meet this emergency without detriment to racing He is qualified because of his experience to pilot the commission past the legal shoals that beset its course and his integrity will guarantee the guidance of his action by his own opinions in all matters A highly developed insight Into the problems of racing born of an interest stretching over it period of years should likewise assure the healthiness of his opinions On the licensing questions Messrs Timanus and Olivier line up for and against ret pcctivelyt

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