Latest Mexican Racing Scheme., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-05


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LATEST MEXICAN RACING SCHEME The Aguascalientes Mexico racing scheme is ex ¬ plained in the Mexican Herald of July 2C just to hand That paper says Alejandro saysAlejandro de la Arena of the racing committee of the Jockey Club has obtained a concession for a race track with betting either bookmaking or parirnutuels or other forms at Aguascalientes The tract of land where the race track Is to be built Is covered by the concession and he expects to leave early in August for New York and Chi ¬ cago for the purpose of interesting racing men in the United States He will organize a big company and start to work on his course at the earliest possible date Mr Arena has just returned to Mexico after an absence of several weeks from the city at his ha ¬ cienda El Saucillo in the state of Aguascalientes He spent considerable time in ithe city ot Aguas ¬ calientes where he completed with the authorities the details of his concession concessionAguascalientes Aguascalientes is art ideal place for winter rac ¬ ing in the opinion of Mr Arena and there will be the additional attraction of the waters as well It is thought that a fine course can be built as the life of the concession will be tor at least fifteen years yearsThere There is plenty of local Interest In racing at Aguascalientes and often on the match races which are from time to time run there as much as 00000 to 70000 is bet on the race The course however is expected to attract a large number of race lovers from the United States and the owners and horses will almost all come from across the border Horse ¬ men in the United States have now no available place for racing in winter except California nor as a matter of fact in the summer time either except such races as may be held on the Kentucky tracks of Lexington Latonla and Churchill Downs In the east racing continues but under precarious conditions conditionsAguascalientes Aguascalientes is not so far into Mexico that It would deter the horsemen from coming from the United States and with the onen concession for the betting this would have an additional attraction attractionThe The concession covers any form of betting on the races but bookmaking will undoubtedly be put in if present plans are carried out outIt It is expected that the first meeting will be held in the spring of 1909

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