May Prevent Racing at Ascot Park: Judge of Superior Court Holds That the Annexation is Legal, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-24


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MAY PREVENT RACING AT ASCOT PARK Judge of Superior Court Holds that the Annexation Is Legal. Los Angeles, Cal., July 23. It has been decided by Judge Houser in the Superior Court that the annexation to this. city of what is known as the "shoestring strip," In which Ascot 1ark is located, is legal. If this decision is not reversed by the Supreme Court, or unless the city authorities make inoperative the ordinance forbidding betting on horse races within the city limits, the Los Angeles Jockey Club will have to seek a new location or resort to continued legal assaults if there is to be future racing here. That the Supreme Court of the state will be asked to decide on the question is probable. This would make it possible while the ease is in the hands of the court to conduct a meeting at Ascot Park, unless, the city should resort to injunction proceedings to enforce its ordinance. Attorney George H. 1eck of San Pedro, attacked the validity of the annexation. He claimed that the proper notice of registration was not given by the City, curtailing registration; that parts of the strip are uninhabited and not subject to annexation; and that the unusual shape of the strip pointed to the fact that it was an annexation not contemplated by the law. Demurrer to the complaint was entered by the city attorney and the demurrer was sustained. The court decides that the complaint does pot contain sufficient grounds to constitute an action.

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