Turfmen Ready to Assist: Proposed Revival of Racing at New Orleans Strikes Popular Chord, Daily Racing Form, 1914-11-11


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TURFMEN READY TO ASSIST PROPOSED REVIVAL OF RACING AT NEW ORLEANS STRIKES POPULAR CHORD. General Manager Murphy Writes of Warm Reception Accorded Plan Wherever He Has Gone, and Sees Success Ahead, New Orleans, La., November 10. General Malinger Joseph A. Murphy of the Business Mens Racing Association, under whose auspices racing will lie revived- here the coming winter, has written the oUioers of the association that much interest is leing shown wherever he has come in contact with lacing uieii. in the proposed revival of the sport at the Pair Grounds in January. Judge Murphy writes hs follows: "Racing people are taking heart all over the country, and I have found the most optimistic feeling everywhere. The proposed revival at Xew Orleans lias served as a wonderful tonic. I have been met everywhere with open arms, and even horsemen who have nothing to race this winter told me tiiey will go down just to be around the old town again. By the time .we open the Fair Grounds gates I predict the city will be bulging with the better class of turfmen. Horsemen are enthusiastic over the club house idea. While some of the horsemen have not a strong social side, they are keen observers and have learned some lessous la the past - lew years. . , They have found that racing, to live, must have the commercialism seared from it. It must attract and hold the better class of people and must be controlled and supervised by resjKHisible citizens of a .community. "1 have told people that I do not own a dollars wtirth of stock in the New Orleans venture, and that no one else does except business men of the city, and I have found nothing but hearty approval of the plans along which the Xew Orleans enterprise; is constructed. While horsemen are naturally "eager and would be expected to display interest, I was surprised at the number of business men in St. Louis, Chicago and elsewhere who have tpll me tliey Intend going to New Orleans for the JMp3Iays -meeting. Souie of them are men- whom Hmwv thought would show interest in" the sport, Take it from me, Xew Orleans is going to have W a lot of people this winter who would have never thought of making the trip if it were not for the

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