St. Louis Enthusiastic: Mound City Sportsmen Elated over Prospects of Return of Thoroughbred Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-17


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SI ST. M ye; th the hotel no cit city br I E I I ya to i de in ing jL j i of of 1 the Uc day , g« get . ai and - si a a 1 ]a • n t ul 1 j g, 3 fc for LOUIS ENTHUSJASTJCM Mound City Sportsmen Elated _ Over Prospects of Return of Thoroughbred Racing. * Joseph A. Murphy returned from St. Louis R yesterday after a series of conferences with leading newspaper men, merchants, men and others in the Mound City. "I have rarely seen more enthusiasm in a over the proposed return of thoroughbred racing than I found in my native city. Everywhere I found such encouragement that pe feel it is only a matter of bringing the , w .. ri various forces into a concrete organization 1 tn the put the thing over big. fe; "At a meeting at the Noonday Club it was i at at determined to call a sportsman dinner meet- . ■ at the Chase Hotel on Tuesday evening, ! June 24, and invite people from every field tQ to endeavor. At the invitation of some of E w, was leading merchants I will return for the ri, and address the meeting. It is hoped to or one Rolla Wells, former mayor of St Louis 3 a a one of its most able financiers, to pre- w; side at the meeting. "Plan of organization will probably take re big bond issue, for the purchase of the 5 tQ to land and erection of needed buildings. It is 3 h he hoped to get a syndicate of wealthy men to gt underwrite the entire issue so we can break * cl ground early in the summer and be ready a Derby in the spring." • — ui up

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