New Orleans Prospectus: Already Preparations Are Under Way for Fair Grounds Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-04


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NEW ORLEANS PROSPECTUS 1 Already Preparations Are Under Way for Fair Grounds Meeting. Track to Re Given Special Attention Only-Six Races Daily Price of Admission Reduced. NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. 3. The New Orleans Business Mens Racing Association is getting set for a brilliant season at the Fair Grounds commencing January 1. General Manager John Dymond, Jr., has been giving special attention to the track the past few weeks and has brought in some expert opinion on the best thing to do with it. It was accepted that last winter the track was kept better than in any year since the revival of racing and there will be no change in those who looked after it last winter. Every foot of it will be examined and where there are bad spots they will be corrected. Applications for stable room are already pouring in. Joseph A. Murphy, assistant to the general manager, writes from Chicago that he has applications from the leading stables that raced at Hawthorne. He has told everyone to make applications direct to Mr. Dymond. He will go to New Orleans early in the fall to go over matters of policy with Mr. Dymond and the directors and will also personally pass on the stable applications at that time. J. Stone Ware will look after the allocation of stables again and as he has . had a years experience, will come better equipped for the work. Although the Fair Grounds last winter did not make any money owing to weather and other conditions there will be no cut in purses for the winter. However there is a j growing tendency among race tracks of the better class to curtail programs and only ! six races a day will be run at the Fair Grounds. There will be five races of ,000 and one of ?1,500 each day and also some stakes and features which will be announced later. Last winter there was general complaint among patrons that the races were started too early. The six races will enable the management to start a 2 :30 and close before dark. This also will permit tourists to see the city and its many interesting points during the morning and early afternoon. The management realizes that the war Inflation is over and will shape its business to meet the new conditions. The price of admission will be reduced and the sport put within reach of all. A uniform price for all days- of for men and for women which will include tax will be charged and with the free badges curtailed the association believes it will show a balance on the right side of the ledger. The Business Mens Racing Association is not operated for profit and its stockholders have not been paid a dividend in several years.

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