Spokane May Have New Track, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-22


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SPOKANE MAY HAVE NEW TRACK. The annually recurrent talk of a new racetrack at Spokane, Wash., is going the rounds again. It is more than likely that something of the kind will tr transpire- between now and the time for holding ni another meeting there, owing to the present track b being located within the city limits and the attitude ti taken by the city council last July in passing al an ordinance forbidding pool-selling. At tlie time it It was passed it was operative against the Interstate si Fair Association, but was modified at a subsequent meeting to permit the fair association to hold Ul their meeting in conjunction with the State F Fair as announced. This permit was granted with the understanding, it it is said, that the meeting would be the last one g given at the track. The meeting was such a great si success that it is now considered almost a certainty ti that a new track outside of the citys jurisdiction d will be built in the near future. The racing a association has, it is said, bought a tract of land c convenient to the city, on which it is proposed to h bnild a full mile track, which will be complete in a all its details and modern in its appointments, and i it will be ready for use next season, when it is proposed p to give a thirty-day meeting, independent of t the state fair. The success of the recent meeting n made it evident that racing at Spokane has got b beyond the proportions of an adjunct to the fair, a and it is equally certain that the fair, as such, , does not need the racing as an attraction, to insure s its success. More than usual importance may t therefore, be attached to the present talk about a j, prospective new track at Spokane.

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