Harmony in California: Organizations Controlling Various Tracks to Avoid Conflict, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-28


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HARMONY IN CALIFORNIA Organizations Controlling Various Tracks to Avoid Conflict. Plan to Hold Ten Days Meeting at Pleasanton After Close of Tijuana, Mexico, Racing. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., November 27. Harmony between the organizations controlling the various tracks in California is promised by general manager Matthew OBrien of the Pleasanton course and racing secretary Robert F. Leighton of the Pacific Coast Jockey Club. Messrs. OBrien and Leighton talked over the situation on a recent visit of a party of horsemen to Pleasanton. It is likely a governing body will be formed soon to take over the business of the assignment of dates, much as was done by the Pacific Jockey Club in the old cays. Stockton, Sacramento, San Jose and other towns are planning short race meetings, so it is imperative cordial relations should be established among the clubs. General manager OBrien all along has expressed pleasure at the coming of Tanforan. The problem of securing a sufficient number of horses is always pressing and he figures the more tracks the better the chance of getting thoroughbreds for the sport. Pleasanton is a popular training ground the year round. At present the A. B. Sprec-kels coming two-year-olds are being prepared at the track for next years racing. In anticipation of holding meetings soon owner Rod Mackenzie empowered manager OBrien to put it in tiptop condition. The course itself, the grandstand, stables and all the other necessary adjuncts to racing are in condition to conduct the sport immediately. It is the plan to race ten days in the spring at the "Horse Haven of the West," probably toward the close of the Tijuana meeting. The dates would be selected so as not to conflict in any way with Tanforan. Manager OBrien returned from an eastern trip this week, visiting Pimlico, Laurel and other large courses to thoroughly acquaint himself with the management of a modern racing plant. Pleasanton is easily reached by motor and steam trains from San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Stockton and other large centers with a combined population of about 1,500,000.

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