Racing Prospects at St. Louis and East St. Louis, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-04


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RACING PROSPECTS AT ST. LOUIS AND EAST ST. LOUIS Judge Joseph A. Murphy was in St. Louis for a few days following the close of the Toledo meeting and left for New Orleans Thursday night. Interviewed by the Globe-Democrat before his departure he said: Tuesday I was the guest at a lunchean meeting of some of the most substantial men n St. Louis. The unanimous opinion was that we should move on witlt racing, and they did me the honor to say that I was the proper person to lead. I shall build carefully for permanency. When I have, established beyond the shadow of doubt that racing and oral betting are legal under the present statutes I shall fade out of the leadership and become the expert operator of the sport, leaving the leadership to men who have made St Louis what it is. "It is absolutely necessary that such men should be placed beyond any embarrassment in their active connection with the sport. With that accomplished we can move fast. I will not promise St. Louis a Derby next spring, but I think I can safely promise racing as a part of next years fall festivities. "I have been asked my idea of racing in East St. Louis. If racing becomes firmly established in Illinois I would be glad to elp the people across the river to organize a jockey club for a short meeting, but it should be a local venture purely. "Racing can be conducted as cleanly as any sport. That was the verdict at Chicago. That will be the verdict here."

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