Arcadia is to Supplant Ascot: George Rose and Others Will Build the Track at Baldwons Ranch, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-14


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ARCADIA IS TO SUPPLANT ASCOT. George Rose and Others Will Build the Track at Baldwins Ranch. The latest news of the racing situation In Los; Angeles is that it lias been decided by the chief spirits in the Los Angeles Jockey Club that there is too much uncertainty about a favorable decision from the higher court on the annexation question to lay plans for a meeting at Ascot Park next winter; that it has further lKen decided to organize a new jockey club, build the proposed track at Arcadia and open the winter meeting there Thanksgiving Day. The Los Angeles Evening. News tells the story as follows: "Arcadia is to have a race track after all, and work will begin next week at completing the unfinished work already started at building tiie track on Lucky Baldwins ranch. George Hose has been cabled to return from his European trip at once and he probably is now crossing the Atlantic. The new jockey club, practically, will be a reorganization of the Los Angeles Jockey Club to the extent that several members of the latter will be associated in the Arcadia "racing enterprise. "One of those who is deeply Interested in the Arcadia proposition and who is acting as spokesman for his associates, visited the Baldwin ranch Thursday and says that it is an ideal location for a race track and tiiat transportation facilities will be arranged for most satisfactorily. A temporary-grandstand probably, will be built to enable the new jockey club to hold Its winter meeting, but all other buildings will lie of permanent construction and at the close of the next winter racing season a permanent grandstand will be -erected. "Organization of the new jockey club will be delayed about ten days or two weeks, nntil all those interested can arrive in Los Angeles, but this will not delay work, as Baldwin is arranging to put teams at work next week to finish track building operations. While the spokesman for tiie proposed new jockey club would not say positively that Barney Schreiber would be associated with the new-organization, be intimated that such would bo the case and that a majority of those who now are members of the Los Angeles Jockey Club would be associated in the Arcadia enterprise. "George Itoso lias been in Europe for several weeks, taking a vacation, and the embarrassing situation regarding Ascot has been cabled to him. He also lias been cabled to return, to America at once, as there is no time to be lost in arranging; for the winter meeting that will take the dates that Ascot expected to fill. Hose will have associated with him a few wealthy eastern friends, and will be the leading spirit in the new organization, as he is at Ascot. There will be "no peddling of stock, as all the issue will be taken by those who now are interested In the enterprise. There cannot be any financial difficulties for the new jockey club, as the members command ample capital to carry out all plans. "In going to Arcadia and making such an early beginning of activities in that regard, the promoters of the Arcadia meeting for next winter will have ample time in which to arrange their stake book and solicit the patronage of desirable horsemen for the meeting. Just as soon as Rose gets hack in America, a hurry-up program will bo instituted and as dirt will be Hying before he arrives, there seems to be nothing in prospect to prevent the consummation of all plans for a practical merging of interests of the Ascot and Baldwin Park people, which seems to be the intention of those concerned, although the Arcadia organization will be distinct in existence.and operation and will have no further connection with the Los Angeles Jockey Club other than the fact that many members of the latter will be members of the new jockey club. It is easily within the possibilities of the occasion for the proomters of the Baldwin Park track to build the track and erect the necessary buildings before the day for opening the winter meeting and this is the announced plans of the promoters. Their plans, while yet incomplete and forced into delay by the necessity of waiting for -the arrival of George Rose, are so nearly complete that when he arrives the final formalities of organization will be only an incidental matter and it is predicted by the spokesman for the promoters that all these formalities will be complete within ten days and that the new jockey club will be directing the work of building the track and erecting necessary buildings."

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