Easterners Are Pleased., Daily Racing Form, 1902-01-23


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EASTERNERS AKE PLEASED The New Orleans Picayune of January 20 has this to say about easterners that are now playing the races there The work done by the Crescent City Jockey Club in the east last summer has borne good fruit Their representatives induced many New Yorkers to make the trip here this winter and that they have helped the game considerably none will be foolish enough to deny The right people were induced to come here and with them came plenty of money They soon made there presence felt and their liberal methods have done more to help the sport than all the cheap boosting that has been handed out in previous seasons by the garbled reports of some wouldbe press agents agentsMany Many who came from the east are making their first trip and to say that a big majority of them are pleased with the racing here and the way in which the sport is conducted would not be stretching a point They have sent back good reports to their friends and the result is that new arrivals are com ¬ ing in every day from ithe east Several got in last night among them Joe Hayman and L Frank while TaYe Gideon is due to arrive some time todays George E Smith Pittsburg Phil has written that ie will join the ranks in a few days William Lakeland who returned to New York Friday was surprised at the improvement of the game here He had nothing but words of praise for the track and its managers and from the tone of his talk it is almost safe to say that next winter will find him racing a string of horses at the Fair Grounds If Lakeland does come it will mean that many others will follow for shrewd owners will figure that if the game is good enough for Lakeland it will be good enough for them Among other things which Lakeland had to say about the racing was If those in charge could see their way clear to increase the overnight purses a little it would mean a tremendous inducement The stakes are liberal enough but if the purses were just a bit larger it would mean that owners would be forced to come here with some fair material The last time I was in New Orleans racing was at a low ebb A change in management has brought wonderful results I am at a loss to see why some owners ship across the continent from New York to race their stables while there is such a flourishing game within thirtysix hours of Bennings The track here is tiptop and so far as I can eee it is safe enough to race any kind of a horse over In the old days of course it was bad So was the racing

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