Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dispute With Colonial Downs-It Could Be Worse

From the "It could be worse" files of history, comes this story of horsemen at the Tulsa Fair Grounds in 1914 trying to conduct a meet. Well, somebody do gooder who thought gambling was a sin, or would increase crime or increase traffic (all real reason given by modern day horse racing haters) or whatever, sued and successfully convinced a judge to place a restraining order on the meet. Well, the Fair Grounds basically told the judge to stick it and went ahead with the meet. Somebody then told the Governor about the defiance and well, I will let you read the newspaper article from here about what happened next...

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