New York Racing in Sight: Now Practically Assured That Revival Will Occur at Belmont Park in May, Daily Racing Form, 1913-02-28


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, r , I I j I I . NEW Y011K RACING IN SIGHT NOW PRACTICALLY ASSURLD THAI RLVIVAL WILL OCCUR AT BELMONT PARK IN MAY. Saratoga and Other Meetings to Follow. Acxoiding to Plans Under Consideration — Sbeepslirad Bay and Gravcscnd Tracks May Be Cut Up. Sen .il . I*i avail j l7 At a private conference wiih new paper incii today a prominent official of the Jockey Club announced that counsel have advised Ihe racing associations to go ou and race, and it now i" mains for ihe clubs ami men interested lo get to aether and arrange a subscriotiou fund, as was done iu 1900 ;iin| 11*1 iv. [| is nearly positive now thai Belmont Park, on May 30. will see the resumption of racing on Ihe big track-. The next meeting thai is nearly positive will be al Saratoga. James Batter will be here March - and it remains for hint to nay about Empire City. P. J. Dwyer may decide on lacing al Aqueduct in September, ami Belmont Park may occupy part of October. It is asserted oa good authority thai the nm state lining commission, soon lo be appointed by Gov. Sulzer. will be made up of Charles Kohler, Montague Cerran-. of Buffalo, ami W. L. Lewis, of Hi • Morning Telegraph. It i- -aid thai Sheep-head Bay and I Iravesend can not remain much longer without being cut up into building lots. There is not much expectation of either opening again for racing. The Futurity may be run al Saratoga, a- in HMO. August Belmont, chairman "I llu- Jockey Club, iu an interview lodav declared that Ihe French Joe . club, in barring bones and mares from tin- stud book unless they can be traced for eight crosses l Kuropean ancestors are not to lie criticised. Those vvho-e leir-es and mares will not till tin- requirements inu-l accept the ruling of the French Jockey Ciub. It is reported taut District Attorney Wysong of a— an County practically has decided not to take the Shane ease to ihe Court of Appeals, but ou toother hand it was said that District Attorney Crop -ev of Kings County would carry the matter to the highest court in order to avoid complications. "All we need for tin- reopening of our properties." -aid an aahcer of a New York race course, • • 1 * Hip same measure of liberty inside the track gates as on the street. W" dont ask for special privileges or exemptions. If the public U not iu danger ol arrest for doing on a race course want they may do freely and wiih Impunity iii any other place in this great slate, and if our directors are not liable to arrest because of something which is perfectly legal and of which thev have no knowledge, anyway, then Ihe tracks in this state will open, and a great pube sport will be revived. H is no! unlawful or trim inal lo bet. but under tin- system of persecution aimed at racing iu this slate people would 1«- im prisoned if they bei u a rnee track. The Appellate Courts decision bus destroyed that oppression. There-, fore the revival of racing is at hand."

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