Jamaica Meeting Quite Successful.: Patronage Was Most Satisfactory and despite Unusual Expenses No Money Was Lost., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-26


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■ JAMAICA MEETING QUITE SUCCESSFUL Patronage Was Most Satisfactory and Despite Unusual Expenses No Money Was Lost. Xew York. June 25. — The Jamaica meeting, which came to a close Saturday, was the best patronized season of s]iort enjoyed at that track since the resurrection of racing in the state, according to an announcement made yesterday. "De-spite the high cost of labor and material, increased stakes and other exiM-ndittires, notably taxes." said Secretary W. C. Edwards, "we will probably have a small profit left. The most gratifying thing in connection with the success of the meeting though, is the general feeling in regard to racing. It is constantly growing in favor, as the increased attendance demonstrates. The meeting also proves that the simrt can be made to cover expenses under existing regulations, which was at first thought impossible. "It will he many years, however, before dividends from Jamaica will be forthcoming, as the lean years of racing placed the institution in debt to a considerable extent and it will take some time before these obligations are removed. But such a prosperous meeting as this one has been, encourages the distribution of larger stakes, which is necessary to build up the sjtort to the high pinnacle of prominence which is its due. "I have no doubt that Aqueduct will have just as good a session as ours has been, if not a better one. for as the season progresses, public interest increases. If only the good horses like Hourless and the star three-year-olds had stood up. it would have beeu a wonderful season." - A

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