Empire City and Jamaica, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-09


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EMPIRE CITY AND JAMAICA. New York. October 8. James Russell Soley, attorney for the Empire City Racing Association, of which James Butler is tho president, set at "rest i-esterday the rumor that has been In circulation to the effect that the fall meeting at Yonkers. which is scheduled for the week, after next, would b- abandoned. "I do not know how such a report could have started." said Mr. Soley. "Mr. Butler has never had any Idea of quitting. He will keep faith with the horsemen as in the past and tho meeting will be run off according to schedule. Wo have not completed all the arrangements yet. but they will be made public In a few days. There will bo some stakes and the full quota of overnight events. The chief features will be the Tarrytowu Handicap, the Arrow Stakes arid the Clark Memorial Handicap, which closed some time ago. Empire Citv is In the game to a finish." There was another rumor yesterday that tho Ja-"ilca meeting might be called off because of a conflict with the meeting at Baltimore. Negotiations have been under way for some time looking to a solution of this question, but friends of "Big Tim Sullivan, one of the heaviest stockholders In tho Jamaica track, said last night that he had no Idea of throwing up the sponge. They declared that thi "big fellow" stood ready to do his share toward keeping the racing game alive and that he would not countenance a backdown on the part of tbft Metropolitan Jockey Club. As a matter of fact, few-believe that the Baltimore meeting would serlouslj-affoct the session at Jamaica, for the reason that there are plenty of horsemen and speculators whq would prefer to remain here.

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