Mexican Government Fostering Racing.: Reports to the Contrary Nothing but Stupid Fakes-Col. Winn Enthusiastic over Juarez Prospects., Daily Racing Form, 1910-04-12


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MEXICAN GOVERNMENT FOSTERING RACING. Repoits to the Contrary Nothing hut Stupid Fakes — Col. Wnn Enthusiastic Over Juarez Prospects. San Francisco. Cal.. April 11. — The full test of the tetegraai receive 1 by President Thomas II. Williams from Senor Alec Ih ia Arena, chief executive of the racing affairs of the Mexican Jockey Club, is as follows: "Carnatea story of revocation of Jockey Club Juarez concession and abandonment of thoroaghbred radag there and in Mexico absurdly false. Article siiipnlly itu orri ct and betrays such profound ijiuo-rance that it refutes itself. Ciiveinnieiit plans pic vinisly annouin cil for creation of a great thoraagh-bred stud in reiuiblic witiiiu next flecade wiil be carried o;it. 1 iiiicrsioo.l here that rarJag will tx resumed at Juarez middle of next November and continue for tive months, with augmented stakes ■ad purser-. Interested Mexicans. Including government officials, gratifid over inaugural seasons results at Juarez. " New- York. April 11. — •"Juarez will be the winter racing center of the world.* This is the opinion o! Col. .Matt J. Winn, who is in New York alter having spent the winter at Juarez as manager of the new Mexican race course. He is eonlideut that before two years have passed, the cream of horsi-dom will carry colors at Juarez and that tin- cour-e will he a Mecca for turlit.s and tourists. "•When tin-seas -ii i -nlcil at loarex." saiii Mr. Winn, ""cveiy-bedy li-li satislicd. We are coming back." were the pariing words. This is the highest compliment that could be paid I racing association, and we are natu-lally praam. Our initial season was as good as ex-pe.-ied. We did not make any money. Hut we are ■athaesd. Our venture was well received and there is no doubt of future sulci ss. ""Juarez is well adapted as a racing center. Ill the iirst place, the citizens feel kindly toward us. Tin- climate is all that could be asked. We were ■afertaaate in running foul of a snow storm last winter, but it was the tirst time it snowed there within the memory of the oldest native. We did not have one sick horse during the meeting. This is a testimonial to the weather and pure air. We did not have an overabundance of horses, but they were so benelited by the climatic cotidilions that they raced freejaeatty. The coarse is aaa of the prettiest on the continent. The stand is built of concrete and steel and Ihe stalls of adobe clay. This adobe is lireproof and is eso] in summer and warm in the o.polcr weather. We are making arrain..-inenls to construct ."riHi additteaal stalls for n.-xi scasoi,. T" e coarse is one mil.- and an eighth in circumference ami has a mile chute. The track is lightniii- fast. Next season you will surely see many Ameri can records go to smash. It was nothing unusual lor platers to reel oil a mile in 1 :.".N. "Tlie Mexicans tyke kindly to racing. The affair ■raa conducted oa such ■ high scale that Ihe society folks wen- present daily. Many of them were so influenced by the s]iort thai they purchased stallions and mares with the intention of establishing breeding farms. Willi these people working wilh us ami with a twciitv-yoar one, ssioii. it can be readily seen that we are boiitul to be successful. The at tendance was all that could be expected for a new venture. It imiiresseil tile folks of F.l Iaso so favorably that a modern hotel is in process of erection in the Texas city. Plans Bra also being drawn for a hostelry in Juarez. "We gave away daily an average of ,000. and next year it is our intention to increase tlie panes. This will be a strong magnet for horsemen. F.arly in the season there were rejMirts that the merchants of Kl Paso were against racing. This is false. All the leading business people of that city are just the reverse. In fact, the Chamber of Commerce cairn out stronglv in favor of the Juarez track. The in.-s Issaartaat thing aboir Jaarea racing is that it is raa strictly for sport. There is no room for lining rambler. A meeting of the officials wiil be held in New York within a few days, when plans will be formulated for next season."

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