Jacksonville, Fla., For Winter Racing., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-20


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JACKSONVILLE FLA FOR WINTER RACING II D Brown restless as a promoter of race tracks is now booming New York for 200000 and a race course and Jockey Iub at Jacksonville Fin a big town and promising point with a good plant in good hands Brown gets into print about Jack ¬ sonville and its advantages in this way I wayI have made a thorough investigation of the situation nt Jacksonville and find It admirably suited for a winter racing point To begin with there is no legal restriction on racing and betting in Florida That of course is absolutely essential to the success of the project and it can be relied upon to continue as at present The Fair Association at1 that M iiit has a charter which is a contract with the state for the term of seventyseven years This yearsThis 7 ermits racing and 4etting and there could be nothing to prevent the holding of a race luootins there of long duration beginning with the regular state fair early in the fall My own idea would be to hold a bona fide state fair and a great one with valuable premiums and in addition racing with suitable purses and stakes that would attract good horses The town of Jacksonville is eager for racing and will take half the stock in the plant The loca ¬ tion could not be improved upon and 1 mn positive the venture would be a great success successHere Here then would seem to be a proposition that ought to appeal to horsemen They are the ones most interested in the continuance of winter racing in tilie south and they should go to the front and take an active part in making the Jacksonville proj ¬ ect a reality With the town of Jacksonville taking half the stock in the enterprise the horsemen should be willing to furnish the other half when the alter ¬ native of sitting idle throughout a long winter feeding and caring for thoroughbreds that cannot race is considered

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