A New "Outlaw" Field., Daily Racing Form, 1898-04-09


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A NEW OUTLAW FIELD FIELDA FIELD A dispatch from Washington to the Morning Telegraph holds out hope of a home for the now homeless Maryland outlaws in these terms termsWith therewith With the passage of the Putzel Patel bill comes the announcement of a probable reopening of the St Asaph Asap track in Virginia VirginiaJ Virginia J M Hill who is the prime mover and the principal stockholder of the Virginia Jockey Club is authority for the statement that the sport will be resumed in the Old Dominion im ¬ mediately mediate after the close of the Bonnings Banning meet ¬ ing King He lias Elias issued a call for a meeting of those interested in the association and will lay before them the chances of conducting a race meeting at St Asaph Asap upon a paying basis 1 The cessation of racing there during the past two years has been duo to the fact that a clash with the Maryland tracks would have been financially disastrous rather than from any fear of legal interference The laws of the State do not prohibit the holding of races or giving away of prizes Bookmaking and the displaying of odds however is not permissible This stumbling block Mr Hill claims can easily be overcome by addpting adapting a system of wagering similar to that in vogue upon the tracks con ¬ trolled by the Jockey Club A foreign book which is controlled by the Hill and Jones fac face ¬ tious ious has been in operation at St Asaph Asap almost continuously since the closedown of racing at thatplace tailrace Mr Hill claimed that the question of booking on races run over their track can be as easily disposed of as that of the foreign book which at first raised a howl from the law and order element elementThe element The conference between the Jones and Hill factions will be held before the end of the week and then a definite date will be set for the re ¬ opening In the meantime preparations are quietly going on for the prospective resumption of the sport A force of carpenters has been put to work repairing the sheds and stables which have been neglected since the closedown The track has been kept in good shape and can bo in readiness at a few days notice noticeThe notice The Old Dominion track at Alexander Is ¬ land will not be reopened as it will bo cheaper to race at one track only and St Asaph Asap can be put in readiness for the sport at much less cost than the Island

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