Coney Island Jockey Club Dissolved., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-11


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CONEY ISLAND JOCKEY CLUB DISSOLVED. New York, May 10.— Word was received from Albany yesterday that the Coney Island Jockey Club has been dissolved. This means little in so far as actual racing affairs go, since the noted orgunizu tion, which had its home at Sheepshead Bay for nearly thirty years, had given up all participation in the sport and paved the way last year for its final dissolution by transferring most of its important fixtures to the Westchester Racing Association. From UH until 1910. when the gates of the Sheepshead Bay track were closed by hostile legislation, the Coney Island Jockey Club was one of the leading organizations devoted to racing in this country. The Suburban, biggest of all handicap races, was first run under its auspices in 1.SS4. and other events which brought it into prominence were the Futurity, won by Proctor Knott for the first running in IMS, and the Ijiwrence Realization, which was run for the first time in 1SS0 and won by the great Salvator. After the passage of the directors liability law, the Coney Island Jockey Club, of which W. K. Yan-derbilt was the leader, made no attempt to hold race meetings, and the Futurity was transferred to Snratoga. later to be assumed by the West-chster Racing Association. Since that time the latter association has taken over the Suburban anil the Lawrence Realization, and these races all will be run this year at the Belmont Park track.

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