Lucky New Memphis Jockey Club, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-11


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LUCKY NEW MEMPHIS JOCKEY CLUB. Memphis, Tenn., December 10. A suit instituted in chancery by the New Memphis Jockey Club against F. G. Jones, a prominent trotting horseman and president of the Memphis Trotting Association Billings Park, to recover 0,000, said to have been paid for a lease of the latters track and which It was prevented from using by the anti-racing laws enacted in 1907 In this state, has been settled out of court. The track is owned by C. K. G. Billings, of New York. The jockey club leased It with the sole privilege of giving running races over it when it was. alleged Jones "and his following had threatened to hold an outlaw meeting here, folowing the Union Park meeting in St. Louis in 1904. It was claimed that a clause in the lease provided for its annulment in the event of unfriendly legislation. It is said the jockey club will receive 5,000 as rebate by tho settlement.

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