Deal for Jefferson Park: Judge Murphy Says New Orleans and Chicago Sportsmen Behind it-St. Louis Plans, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-12


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DEAL FOR JEFFERSON PARK Judge Murphy Says New Orleans and Chicago Sportsmen Behind It St. Louis Plans. Judge Joseph A. Murphy returned to Chicago Thursday after a visit to St. Louis, Avhere plans are under Avay for the building of a modern racing plant to cost in the neighborhood of 50,000. He is enthusiastic over the prospects in St Louis and says that a meeting of the interested parties in the Mound City A-enture Avill be held later in the month after his return from Thorn-cliffe, Avhich he Avill officiate at the meeting beginning there Saturday. When asked concerning the report that he and a group of Chicagoans had purchased Jefferson Park in NeAV Orleans, judge Murphy said: "While the report is rather premature, it is true that negotiations are under AAray that will in all probability lead to consummation of such a deal. I Avas given an option on the controlling stock in the Jefferson Park track and have interested both NeAV Orleans and Chicago friends to take it up. Practically all that remains noAV is to close the deal. The illness of Mr. Gad Bryan j is the principal reason for Bryan and OHara; the OAvners of the controlling stock, Avishing to retire from the New Orleans field."

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