J. D. Cohns White Elephant: Attempting to Find a Use for Race Track He Leased and Does Not Need, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-03


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• / . , I ■ [ , , , , , i , , J. D.COHNS WHITE ELEPHANT Attempting to Find a Use for Race Track He Leased and Does Not Need. PARIS, France. March S. —Paris sporting circles. particularly the military and scholastic branches, are likely to benefit greatly by a recent court de. cisjon which assured Captaia Jeffeison Havis Colin ef undisputed tenure of his lease on the Haras de Chamant. bis breeding establishment. When the case had gone against him in the lower courts. Captain Colin practically gave up hope of retaining the stud, and entered into a lease agreemeut with the Societe Sportive dEneouragement for. the unused La Conrncuvc race track, with the idea of transferring his breeding establishment there. Then an unexpected victory on appeal of the .•ase gave him the Chamant plac-e once more, and n b-gnn to seek a means of utilizing tile race track, which appeared a "white elephant." The rack was constructed just liefore the war. It is in the BOrthera sabarbs of the city and not well served by existing t .-an--pnrt.il ion lines. The city lias never fulfilled it- agreement to construct necessary lines to ihe place, and il has never been used as a race cour.-e-. In spite of this it is a modern plant, with stands to accommodate about .iU.ikio persons. Captain Coin., after ce.nsjelering the matter for some time, baa decided to organize a society, to be known as the Societe Sportive de la Ceairiieuve. to operate the plan as a huge ree-realioii ground. Several plots of ground suitable for football will lie reoiieel to clubs in the Paris banks and department stores. Other plots will be reserved free of charge for certain collegers and military schools, and meets will be arrange-d from time to time between schools and colleges on the order of interscholastic and intercollegiate competition iu England ami America. The main track will be kept intact for military races, jumping and on the flat, and for an as i training ground for Captain Cohns own horses. Captain Cohns immense wealth is derived lrom his English uncle, who and about two years ago. His wife is ihe daughter of Horatio Bottomley. M. P.. the demagogic but popular politician of the ■agHeh aiiii-Aiueriian party.

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