Easterners for Oakland: Announcement of California Racing Received with Enthusiasm, Daily Racing Form, 1910-08-24


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EASTERNERS FOR OAKLAND ANNOUNCEMENT OF CALIFORNIA RACING RECEIVED WITH ENTHUSIASM. George H. Smith Again to Have Charge of Betting Arrangements — T. H. Williams Expected at Saratoga Before End of Eastern Season. Saratoga, N. Y., August 25. — The announcement by Secretary Percy W. Treat of the New Califoruli Jockey Club that that organization, of which Thomas II. Williams is president, would race more than one hundred days at Oakland, beginning Novemlier 12. was received with enthusiasm by the rank and file of race-goers here and particularly by the liorsemen, many of whom at once announced their determination to race on the coast next winter. Mr. Treats announcement conveyed the information that twelve stakes would be run for and that liberal purses would be offered in overnight events. This means that special races no doubt will be arranged from time to time, as the tendency always has been to bring out the best horses at Oakland. George H. Smith, the personal representative of John G. Cavanagh, again will have charge of tho oral betting system installed so successfully last season. With a Supreme Court decision that money inay be placed in the hands of a stakeholder, to be paid after the races. California, it would seem, has an ideal law governing speculation. For this reason it is expected there will be a marked increase in the attendance at Oakland, as many New Yorkers In search of recreation will make the journey. San Francisco, with its fine hotels and restaurants, is a natural winter racing point and as such will attract those who like to wager a few dollars on a trial of speed between good horses and regard it as no crime to do so. Judge Charles H. Pettiugill. one of the officials of the New California Jockey Club, has received assurances from a number of prominent owners in the east that they will race at Oakland the coming season. President Williams is expected at Saratoga this week, when further announcement of the plans-for the meeting may be looked for. Mr. Williams always has had a comjietent staff of officials at his track and horsemen know that their rights will be protected. The public at the same time is assured that the horses must run to form, as no performances that cannot be satisfactorily explained will be tolerated.

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