Two New Tracks in New Orleans.: Louisiana Breeders Association Latest Organization to Annonce Building of Mile Race Track., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-10


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TWO NEW TRACKS IN NEW ORLEANS. Louisiana Breeders Association Latest Organization to Announce Building of Mile Race Track. New Orleans, La., March 9. — New Orleans is all agog over the announcement by the Jefferson Parish Fair Association. Ltd.. that it will build a mile race track at Shrewsbury and a statement also from tin- Louisiana Breeders Association that it will build a mil race track between Shrewsbury and Harahan, on the line of the Illinois Central Railroad. Leo A. Marrero. A. Rouprieh, pominick J. Tor-torich ami many others have organized the Jefferson Parish Fair Association. They have ■ecnmd a tract of land suitable for building a race course on the O. K. Intrrurban Line, the extension of the Royal Blue Line, both electric lines, and near the L. R. and N. and I. C. Railroads The Breeders track is further north and is fostered by the Louisiana Live Stock Association. Frank K. Fagot, owner of extensive property in Jefferson Parish, went before the police jury of Jefferson Parish Wednesday night ami asked them to grant to the Breeders the right to build a course. Action was deferred. It is proposed that the breeders will open the racing season and run from October up to Thanksgiving. Then the- Jefferson Fair Association will run until New Years Day. when the Business Mens Racing Association will open and run for thirty -six days in New Orleans, following this the Breeders and Jefferson Parisli Fair Association will split dates until June 4. Hugh A. ODonnell. editor and publisher of the New Orleans American, which fought the racing so bitterly, announced that Thursdays issue was the last of the paper, financial backing having failed to come to the rescue in the fight to moralize New Orleans. William M. Railey. chairman of the executive committee of the Citizens League of Louisiana, it was stated today, will file affidavits against the officers and directors of the Business Mens Racing Association and against Tom Shaw. M. Mill r. Sol Lichtenstein and one Zebine. layers of bets this year lit the Fair C rounds. It is said .Mr. Bailey will be represented by Judge Robert M. Marr of the Citizens league. District Attorney Luzenburg said Thursday that J ldge Marr had arranged for a meeting with him for Thursday afternoon, but had not disclosed to-him the purpose of the proposed interview.

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