Plan New Race Track near East St. Louis, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-17


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t P it 8 - g ci n n - w - s s J. J of i e " 1 ,r t !t | e r lS -j ■3 s t " a ie r t_ I | r d t j ♦ ■ PLAN NEW RACE TRACK NEAR EAST ST. LOUIS * 1 tl the ST. LOUIS, Mo.. June 16.— The newly or- . F ganized Fairmount Jockey Club, which will 1 b conduct racing near East St. Louis, has an- . a nounced that Lyman T. Hay. St. Louis hotel ■1 P-man. will be president of the organization, ■ | n with Allen T. Shively, publisher of the East t • I » St Louis Daily Journal, as vice president I ~ ] a F. Peck, Louisville turfman, will be gen- j ■ eral manager of the club. As at Hawthorne, oral betting will prevail, 1. j tl The new race track, which will lie only y ! ; P twenty minutes by automobile from down- ,. , ! P town St. Louis, is in Madison county, Illi-, i_ ■ nois. Construction on the plant will start ■t ■ Tuesday. I The new association plans a grandstand d n beautiful clubhouse and d j t to seat 15,000, a j ample stable accommodations. It is hoped to o I e have the track built in time for a forty-day y | | t to meeting early in September. If necessary y ] j a three shifts will be worked, electric lights :s J being strung to permit night work. s

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