Look for Revival in Tennessee, Daily Racing Form, 1910-05-15


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LOOK FOR REVIVAL IN TENNESSEE. Louisville. Ky.. May 14. — Capt. James H. Reese, for years a leading racing official, has been in attendance at the Churchill Downs meeting since Pcrby day. If things shaue up again for racing iu Tennessee, it is likely that Captain Reese will get back into the harness and lend a helping hand to his old association, the Memphis Jockey Club. He believes the mutuel pool systuni of betting to lie the salvation of racing, and he looks for it to lead to a revival of tin- s| ort in Tennessee in the near future, as well as in other states where the gates of the race tracks have been forced to close on account of adverse legislation. i Captain Reese, who was a life-long friend of the late Capt. S. S. Rrown. states that tin- last remnant of the lirown estates interest iu racing has ceased. First tlie Kentucky Association track was sold and then Sinorita Stock Farm, his thoroughbred breeding plant, was parted with by the estate, and all its horses ami belongings as well. Now Harry W. Brown, his brother, has also sold hi- stock in the Memphis Jockey Club. Capt. C. A. Tilles. virtually the present owner of the Latonia track, bought the Brown stiwk in the Memphis track. Captain Reese says the Memphis track remains today in as good condition as in its palmy days. The Tri-State Fair Association has in the last two years expended over 00,000 on the plant, and in Captain Reeses opinion it Is only a question of time when turfmen will again see the Montgomery Handicap. Tennessee Derby and other great races decided over the famous track. He also says that Memphis, like other cities, is waking up to the fact that in drawing visitors to a place all other amusements and attractions are tame compared to the sport in which the fleet-footed racer strives for the blue ribbou of a great Derby.

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