Sell The Brighton Beach Course.: No More Racing at Track by the Sea--All Other Meetings Will Be Held., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-21


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SELL THE BRIGHTON BEACH COURSE No More Racing at Track by the Sea All Other Meetings Will Be Held New York August 20 P J Dwyer president of the Brooklyn Jockey Club was asked yesterday if the report was true that the Gravesend fall meet ¬ ing would be transferred to Aqueduct in Queens county Mr Dwyer is chief owner of the Aqueduct track Mr Dwyer said that the Gravesend meet Ing would be held at the Brooklyn Jockey Club track as usual that the stakes woula nc run off and that no overnight purse would be less than 500 Mr Dwyer also stated that the fall meeting at Aque ¬ duct would be held as usual It was learned too that the meeting at Jamaica will ho run as formerly As Belmoat Park anil Sheepshead Bay will also hold the usual fall meetings racing will go on to the end of the season on November 15 15But But there was a rumor afloat that there would be no fall meeting of six days at Brighton Beach Men identified with the Jockey Club said that many of the horsemen who won purses at the recent Brighton Beach meeting had nw yet received their money J S Hoy up to yesterday had a serious grievance against the Brighton management Hoy was the owner of Ragman which was claimed out of a race at the Beacli He lost the colt and then could not get the amount paid for him he said Algernon Daingcrfleld however announced that Hovs claim had lust been paid If there is no fall meeting at Brighton it has been suggested that the Empire City track take over the six days which will follow a similar session at Youkers Such an arrangement would give twentyfour racing days for Mr Butler ButlerIt It is learned that the Brighton Beach Racing Association plant had been sold to a land develop ¬ ing company and that within a week laborers will be at work cutting the famous race course Into streets and building lots For a week or two rumors have been alloat that the last horse race had been run on the track ami that negotiations for its sale to a building syndicate were under way but these were denied with much emphasis by ofli cials of the association and the men who were said to be acting for the prospective purchasers purchasersReports Reports that the track actually had passed from control of the Kiigeman estate to Louis J and K 1 ward L Somerville were verified and Coney Island business men who are in close touch with local con ¬ ditions were linn in the belief that the transaction had been consummated Who the new owners of ttir racing property are and at what price the big Held was disposed of are not known by the observing men at Coney Island and Brighton Beach

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