May Race Again at San Francisco, Daily Racing Form, 1916-02-01


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MAY RACE AGAIN AT SAN FRANCISCO. Whether or not San Francisco is to have another running horse meeting in September or October will i.e decided by the GoMea Gate Thoroughbred Breed- eis Assoeiatioii Inside the next couple of weeks. Charles W. Ink. president of the organization that lathered tiie turf revival at tile exposition, is at present al tending the race meeting at New Orleans, ami on his return the executive committee of the Breeders Association will convene to discuss the ipie-iion. The committee is compound of "apt. W. II. McKil trick. B. M. Tobin. J. II. Rosseter, William F. Humphrey1 and J. Cheever Cowdln. Where and under what conditions the meeting would be conducted, if the officials decided to hold the races, are not known. Secretary James C. Nealon declares that those matters are all iu the hands of the committeemen to decide a- they sea tit. The exposition track is being kept intact, but it is under the Jurisdiction of the Government now. I.ittle trouble, however, would likely be expected in getting the use of the traek. file men ill the association are working for the best interest- of the breeding industry, and t he Government has encouraged the improvement iu the breeding of horses, that are of such value in war time-. Tanforau track is also available, so that the breeders are not without a race coarse. When the successful twenty-flve-day meeting at the exposition was concluded. President Clark outlined plans for restoring the sport on a sound business basis. His idea was to have no more thoroughbred racing until the legislature convenes in 1917 to take up a bill creating a state racing commission to control the sport and encourage the breeding industry. He declared it was a difficult matter for a sing! - association to run races without some favorable legislation. The eases in Kentucky, Maryland. New Orleans and otk«r so. lions of the country where racing i- now thriving with the con-ent and eacoarage-meni of state authorities are to support this c outen- tieli. The latest plan for a second meeting next fall has bet u suggested in order to keep up the Interest that has been aroused in the thoroughbred. The Golden Oate Thoroughbred Breeders Association boasts of a membership of close to a hundred and a number of these proniinen! and influential men have embarked in the sport. Horses have been purchased and un less meetings are promoted there will be no place to race and the recruits may fall "ill The executive committee of the breeders assorts-Man will go over the held and will likely lake some action and make definite announcement of plans for th 4 racing season of 1910.— i*an Francisco Chronicle.

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