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TEXAS RULES TIGHTENED UP t AUSTIN, Texas, April 24. The Texas Racing Commission has made a few revisions in its regulations governing the .sport in this state, some of them clarifying the prohibitions against stimulants. Hereafter, horses that undergo saliva testff will be selected only by the stewards, the veterinarian appointed by the commission or the veterinarian of the association, and no veterinarian employed by the track in collecting saliva samples will be permitted to practice for any horse owner. A more drastic rule was adopted against betting by track and commission employes who are prohibited from making bets on the grounds on any race. In defining the powers to fine and suspend, the commission ruled that the stewards may suspend for the duration of the meeting, or inflict a fine of not more than 50, all such penalties to be reported to the commission and none to be extended to a meeting on another track without specific sanction from the commission.