Status at Hawthorne: Tom Carey Not Connected with Illinois Jockey Club-Work to be Finished September 27, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-12


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STATUS AT HAWTHORNE Tom Carey Not Connected with Illinois Jockey Club Work to Be Finished September 27. The Illinois Jockey Club announces that Tom Carey has no connection with that organization and the meeting to be held at Hawthorne beginning September 30. Tom Carey, who leased the property for a term of five years to the Illinois Jockey Club, has returned to California and will not return until after the winter months. So that it will be clearly defined and the public not misled the lease was drawn up with Tom Carey without frills for a certain sum cf money as rental and on condition that he would refrain from interference. He has no connection whatever with the running or management of affairs, as some seem to think, and -while the Illinois Jockey Club has the highest respect for Mr. Carey as a business man it deemed it proper that it would be best to eliminate him from all connections. The deal was consummated by lawyers representing both parties and the lease will be duly recorded along with all facts. The by-laws and constitution, of the Illinois Jockey Club and minutes of meetings are on file and there are no secrets whatsoever. Contracts for the completion of Hawthorne from beginning to end have been signed and actual work on all buildings began in earnest today, including painting and decorating, carpenter work, white washing, kitchen equipment, restaurants, stable kitchen, cleaning the infield and putting the track proper in form. All departments have filed bonds to complete their tasks on or before September 27, so there need be no worry about everything being carried out to the letter. The interior of the approach and grandstand will be French grey, the interior of the paddock will be white and the outside of both battleship grey, with dark trimmings. The judges stand and the fence along the stretch will harmonize with the remainder, excepting the three track fences, which will be done in white. The government has ordered 160 cars for the removal of all the surplus material that obstructs the field view and is working in perfect harmony with the official in charge of putting the plant in condition. Tom Bourke, secretary, has full charge of the details and while handicapped to a certain ex-ten is overcoming all obstacles.

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