Best Brand of Racing Possible: President R. T. Wilson Says Saratogas Policy Has Always That End in View, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-03


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B BEST BRAND OF RACING POSSIBLE P President R.. T. "Wilson Says Saratogas Policy Has Always That End in View. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., September 2. r President R. T. Wilson of the Saratoga Association f for the Improvement of the Breed of jflorses, had t the following to say concerning the great race meeting which was brought to a most successful close on Saturday: "It has always been the aim of the association to furnish the best quality of sport and, judging I by the ,size and quality of the patronage given us, o our .efforts have been successful. We are grateful t to the tlousandswho have day after day honored us with their presence, and if they will continue to c come to Saratoga we guarantee to give them the best brand of racing possible. Our policy has a always been a liberal one. The increase in stakes a and purses for the current meeting was more than $ 0,000, and horsemen may depend upon the same progressive spirit as long as the public show their appreciation of our efforts. "The purchase of addjtional land will enable us t to still further beautify our splendid grounds and s a new entrance on Union avenue is one of the improvements I already planned. "Racing is a splendid sport when it is given under such conditions as exist in this state. The growth in popularity within the past seven years J has been greater than the most sanguine could have ; hoped for, and tnking the degree of enthusiasm s shown during the meeting and the eager demand for blood stock as a guide, the future of racing and the breeding industry is full of promise. "It is fortunate that many recent recruits to racing are men of wealth," said Mr. Wilson in concluding, "as racing is a luxury. The breeding of thoroughbreds calls for both money and brains as well as infinite patience and fortunate is he who t can break even and have his pleasure as well. The good, however, which comes to the country at large through the perpetuation of the thoroughbred is sufficient compensation to most of us though cvery man likes to see his colors in front. It is my belief j that there will always be a sufficient number of public spirited men to keep raciug and breeding , alive."

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