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Texas Horseracing Lobby Collection - In Support of Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing (1967)

Jon Montgomery

Sound | 1967

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  •  President of Racing Association John D. Murkeson talks about racing as a developing industry  
  •  Vice President of Racing Association George Baldwin talks about changes in horse racing  
  •  Representative Maurice Pipkin talks about pari-mutuel horse racing bill  
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Actor Dan Blocker, best known for his portrayal of Hoss Cartwright on the television series Bonanza, interviews key players in support of a bill legalizing pari-mutuel betting on horse racing in Texas. Representative Maurice Pipkin of Brownsville, George Baldwin of Dallas Executive Vice President of the Texas Racing Association, and John D. Murkeson President of Texas Racing Association from Athens and Dallas discuss reasons for building a horse racing track in the lower Rio Grande Valley, citing economic incentives and increased security related to the sport and gambling. The discussion refers to the repeal of pari-mutuel horse racing in Texas from 1937 until 1986.