Future Of Saratoga And Brighton Beach, Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-20


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FUTURE OF SARATOGA AND BRIGHTON BEACH During the closing days of the Saratoga meeting It was declared by persons who know that the management would next year ask for a season of six weeks No official would confirm this but it Is known that should the racing situation clear up there will be a return to at least the old schedule if twentyfour or twentyfive days racing This might mean the wiping out of one of tins tracks of the metropolitan circuit To further strengthen this rumor it was learned during the afternoon that one of the New York tracks Brighton Beach has not made good its obligations to the horsemen and it is possible that the track referred to does not contemplate continuing continuingThe The members of the Jockey Club here could not make any statement as to the exact conditions of affairs for no formal notice has been served on them of the delinquency and unless the matter was brought before them officially they were not in a position to discuss the matter matterIn In racing circles of late it has been discussed as a strong probability that there will be no racing at Brighton Beach next year for one of several rea ¬ sons One story is that the track may be sold and not utilized for racing because It is too valuable to be kept for that purpose unless there should be a radical change in the present antibetting laws lawsAnother Another storv is that some of the leading spirits in the Jockey CInb would be glad to see Brighton Beach pass out of existence which would make the Way clear for Saratoga and Empire City CityStill Still another rumor is that when Anthony N Bradv returns from Europe the directors of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit may take steps to take the Brighton Beach property and continue to use it for racing

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