Revival of Chicago Racing Planned: Prominent Local Men Banded to Promote Open Air Sports on Broad Lines, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-27


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REVIVAL OF CHICAGO RACING PLANNED Prominent Local Men Banded to Promote Open .Air Sports on Broad Lines of Conduct. It has been made public, witli what seems authenticity, that a number of Chicagoans of high standing in the community have agreed upon a movement for the promotion of high-class sports, racing included. It is said that a site of some 400 acres northwest of Evanston, is viewed with favor as a location for a nice track, golf links, polo fields, tennis courts and other out-of-doors diversions. Plans are not completed and will not be announced in detail until they are. Tentatively two race meetings annually, on Washington Park lines, are said to be under consideration. Among the names associated with the new enterprise are those of Major Frederic McLaughlin, who has just returned from army service in France; Stanley Field, Arthur Meeker, Lawrence A. Young, president of the Washington Park Club when it liquidated its assets, and several others whose names will be announced within a few days. Standing ready to lend its aid and money if such help would be accepted is the Hotel Keepers Association of Chicago. Eugene Byfield and Albert Mayer are active in tills connection. Stake contributions probably would be the only form of assistance accept- able to the promoters, and the list of stakes might well include guarantees from other civic or commercial organizations. Will J. Davis offered to enlist the interest of theater men:

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