R. S. Eddy Jr. at Latonia: Visits Kentucky Track in Behalf of Coming Winter Meeting at Jefferson Park, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-19

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R. S. EDDY JR. AT LATONIA Visits Kentucky Track in Behalf of Coming Winter Meeting at Jefferson Park. LATONIA. Ky., Oct. 18. R. S. Eddy, Jr., who, with his associates, James Lemarie, R. A. Leigh and Robert Maestri, took over the control of the Jefferson Park track, was among the visitors this afternoon, accompanied by Henry Lanfirid and Robert Maestri. All are on their way to New Orleans. Mr. Eddy made a brief stay in New York and Maryland after the transaction of the stock transfer was consummated and did their period of missionary work on behalf of Jefferson Park. He was given high encouragement by the owners who intend racing this winter in New Orleans. "From the numerous requests I had for stable accommodations, it is apparent that more owners than formerly will take part in the sport at both New Orleans tracks during the winter. I am also sanguine that the class of racers that will compete for the good purses and stakes to be offered will be better than ever before. The success of Black Gold in the Louisiana Derby and his subsequent successes in the Kentucky Derby and other stakes has caused a general change in sentiment that it is harmful to race a good colt in the winter months. Many good coming three-year-olds will, as a result, be among the available racers for our meeting. "We intend to make many improvements at our track and continue constructiveness. Horsemen are unanimous that the Jefferson Park track is one of the best training strips in the country and the addition recently of 5,000 loads of virgin sand has added to its merit. "There is every indication that New Orleans during the coming winter will see the banner racing meetings in its history. "The full plans for our track have not been fully defined as yet and will be matured after a conference with my associates. "I intend to return to Louisville and do some missionary work there later and will then disclose the Jefferson Parle plans in full and also make known the complete roster of our officials." In regards to probable court proceedings that may be instituted to block the transfer of the Jefferson Park stock to the present holders, Mr. Edy said : "I am unaware of any attempts to block the stock transfer other than what I have seen in the newspapers. "We bought the stock in good faith, paid for it in full and are in possession of the Etock. We secured it in a legal way and complied with every term of the former owners. "We exercised the option G. R. Bryson secured for us last Thursday, deposited ,000 earnest money at once in Mr. OHaras hands and I immediately went to Baltimore and discussed details and completed the transaction before noon Monday." Mr. Eddy will be the guiding spirit at the Jefferson Park track and serve as general manager.

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