Give Up at New Orleans, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-29


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GIVE UP AT NEW ORLEANS. New Orleans. La.. November 2S. Racing at the Louisiana Driving and Racing Clubs balf-inile track was suspended this afternoon and there will be no further attempt to nice. Manager Jack Loyacano stated that the three-days meeting had cost the club about 0,000. They had put up all purses and other expenses and they would be out that much on the venture. He declared that it was impossible to race in New Orleans under the Locke law with the antagonistic sentiment that exists here. Ilicy had believed they could earrv on a ninety-days meeting successfully and had gone to beavv expense in preparation, but the people would not attend without bookmaking and betting features. Therefore, after seeing a few hundred stragglers enter the gate today, where there should have been thousands on a Saturday afternoon, the management threw up the sponge and decided to quit. Most of the horses that were here will lie shipped to El Paso. Texas, although some will go to Havana ami California. William Murray, manager of the El Paso race meeting, is here and he lias secured the bulk of the stock and talent for the western circuit. This puts an end to any attempt at racing in New Orleans this whiter. Neither of the two big tracks will make any effort to open their gates. Route Respess. a large stockholder of City Park, left last night after severay days conferences here, fully satisfied that it would be impossible to hold any races this year.

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