Eastern Racing in 1911: Schuyler Parsons Looks for Successful Meetings in New York, Daily Racing Form, 1910-08-09


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EASTERN RACING IN 1911 SCHUYLER PARSONS LOOKS FOR SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS IN NEW YORK. President of Coney Island Jockey Club Optimistic as to the Future of the Sport on Metropolitan Courses Prematurely Closed this Season. Saratoga. N. Y.. August S. — After the meeting of the Jockey Club rtWMhfc at which formal MMMC uiint of the suspension of racing in New York State was made. Seluiyler Parsons, president of the Coney Island Jik key Club, said in an interview that he thought tln ileeision of the New York tracks to discontinue after August 31 was for the best. Racing cannot be conducted profitably uuder present conditions. .Mr. Parsons thought, nor was it necessary to have some pet MM or persons arrested to test Ihe new Hughes law. A good test case, Mr. Parsons believes, can be had without racing. Tbe president of the Coney Island Jockey Club, the richest and most powerful racing organization in tbe country. s|»oke optimistically of the future. Mr. Parsons said that he was sati-ficd that there will be racing next year, and that it would be successful. It. T. Wilson. Jr., president of the Saratoga Association, expressed the opinion that the various race tracks which acknowledge the suzerainty of the Jockey Club would open stakes for P.lll as usual, and make the customary arrangements to race in April. Mr. Wilson, who recently invested 0.4100 in a band of valuable yearling colts which John F. Madden turned over to Thomas Healcy last week, is of the opinion that the lacing of P.lll will be better than any since RHI7. The yearlings Mr. Wilson purchased from Mr. Madden were bred at Hamburg Place. Many of tbem are in produce races for two-year-olds and throe-year-olds to be run in England in 1911 ami 1912. But Mr. Wilson says that lie will not send cue of them acloss the Atlantic, nor will he sell any of bis horses.

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