Fast Filly Regaining Form, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-06


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FAST FILLY REGAINING FORM. John Lowes good fllly, Marian CJaoey, which has not faced the barrier for month""1! at a result of having struck one of her legs. Js being galloped along once more and will be ready for racing In the early part of the California season, t j I t MEXICAN. RACING ON BIG LINES. Americans of High Class Said To Be Interested in the Southern Venture. Louisville. Ky.. October 5. Unless some unforeseen hitch occurs in the negotiations now pending, mother track available for winter racing will be stnblished in the near future. Tin onlv drawback s that it will be located in tlie faraway City of Mexico. This feature, however, is not such an objectionable one when it Is considered that tie ity of -Mexico can be reached from New York in horter time than it would require to make a jour-I icy to California. For several mouths prominent parties in Mexico iave ben trying to interest American capital and Mirsemen. looking to the establishment there of a igh-class racing plant having for its object winter aeing. Matt J. Winn, president of the American "uri" Association, and manager of the Empire City md Churchill Downs tracks, has bad frequent correspondence on the subject with prominent Mexicans, md expressed interest in the scheme. Eastern aid .vas also sidieited. and Messrs. Follansbee and, Dain---criicld. of the Jockey Club, who shared conlidcnces .-It St tile Mexicans, have signified a willingness to elp take hold if conditions were found to be as rep-esented. During Mr. Winns stay in New York vhile the Empire City meeting was in progress, the ubjeet of Mexican racing was again broached, and. ifter an exchange of opinions, it was suggested that if the project was found to be a promising one. it vouid be a good idea to pool interests and enter nto the scheme. This could be easily accomplished. ;s here wns plenty of available cash to consum nate anv deals. Such prominent men as J. It. ene. James Butler. J. B. Iiaggin and others were viliing to take large blocks of stock and lend their id. The only drawback for the time being was ha i none of the Americans about to become inter-sted had gone over the ground to assure himsel! hat conditions were as represented. Finally it was? mggested that Mr. Winn take tlie trio to Mexico cc.mipauied by Secretary Lyman Davis, and If hi oimd conditions favorable the deal would lie closed it once. Mr. Winn agreed to the journey after the lose- of the Empire City meeting. Pressing bus! less, however, and the present Douglas Park nieet-utr have prevented Mr. Winn from making the trip Recently, il is declared. Mr. T. H. Williams, presi lent of tiie Pacific Jockey Club, has shown an in crest in tlie Mexican racing scheme, and his mis-ion in New York ai present is said to be for the jiirposc of acquainting himself with the matter. Mr Winn was also requested on Thursday last to conn o New York to discuss the matter, but was unable o comply with tlie request on account of the meet :mr in progress at Douglas Park. It is more than Tobable that the venture will be taken on and tin rack established. From what could be learned it s the intention, after securing the necessary leasi n the lands, to build a track modern iu every an-ointment to cost 00,000. The project for the stablishment of a track in the City of Mexico als-, arries with it an assured twenty years concessio: rrom the government. This, would bo sutlicieni guaranty of immunity from harrassment by! med Hers. The Mexican government has also signified t willingness to lend its aid to establish permanen acing because of its effort to improve the breeding if its horses. While the City of Mexico now boasts of a populd rion of almost JOo.OOt. support: for a racing venture luring the immediate future would have to be reliec tu to come from Americans. In the course of timr it would follow that the Mexicans could be educated to take kindly to tlie sport and swell thf irolits of the .association. There is no reason to feai Mint the track would sustain any losses during tin educational period, as many race horsemen and fol lowers would venture to take a hand even if the:-had to journey from New York, Chicago and othei oints, were thev assured that the right people hat, charge of the management. J. L. Dempsey.

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