Is Becoming More Independent: Californians Say Pacific Coast May Soon Have Big All Year Racing Circuit, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-17


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IS BECOMING MORE INDEPENDENT. Californians Say Pacific Coast May Soon Have Big All Year Racing Circuit. "Horsemen here are evincing much pleasure over the great success which has attended the summer racing meetings at Butte and Seattle," says a San Francisco dispatch to the Post-Intelligencer. "Turfmen in this part of California say that the Pacific coast is rapidly becoming more and more independent of eastern racing and that it is quite probable that the time will arrive within the next several years when western breeders and owners of. thoroughbred running horses will find things so attractive In the west that they will not care to ship their strings across the continent for entry In the eastern events. "California, owning to the favorable climatic conditions, will always be the greatest place in America for the holding of winter meetings, and it is pointed out that if the summer meetings on the coast and nearby states are highly successful the west will have continuous racing, and thus allow horsemen greater advantages throughout the year than those to be obtained cast of the Itockies. "The fact that over 12,000 people were at The Meadows on Seattle Derby day, with twenty-six: books in operation, occasioned some surprise here, as it was not thought possible that Seattle could make such a remarkably large showing. Kentucky Derbys are. of ten run before a gathering of less than 10,000 persons and at many of the big races of the meetings in the Empire state the attendance is only from 10,000 to 11,000. That Seattle was able to outdo these showings indicates that Pacific coast turfmen need have no fear of the future prosperity of racing in the wild and woolly west."

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