Belmont Park Directors: Add to Resolutions in Memory of August Belmont, Late President of That Organization, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-19


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BELMONT PARK DIRECTORS Add to Resolutions in Memory of August Belmont, Late President of That Organization. NEW YORK, N. Y., Dec. IS Just prior to the meeting of the Jockey Club yesterday, j the following telegram was received from Richard T. Wilson, a member of the Board of Stewards, who was unable to be present : "Frank K. Sturgis. "Deeply regret that I cannot be with you to join personally in our expressions of esteem and affection for our late chairman, who so long and so faithfully guided our affairs with wisdom and honor." During the morning the directors of the Westchester Racing Association, of which the late Major Belmont was president, met and adopted the following resolution: WHEREAS, the late Major August Bel-1 mont has been the president of the West- Chester -Racing Association since May 1, 1903, lias been the guiding spirit in the manage- j ment of the affairs of this association, and has been principally responsiole for the crea- i tion and improvement of the property of tnis association, known as Belmont Park, and, WHEREAS through his untimely death on December 10, 1924, the Westchester Rac- ing Association has lost the valued services-; of its president, and the Board of Directors and Stockholders have lost a staunch, advocate of the sport of racing, who was a distinguished leader in the affairs of the turf, and one whose sterling character strongly endeared him to all of his associates, and WHEREAS the board of directors cf the Westchester Racing Association desires to record a tribute to his memory and to express their sympathy to his bereaved family over the loss which they liaye sustained, it is RESOLVED, that this preamble be spread on the minutes of the Board and an engrossed copy thereof be transmitted to hisJ bereaved widow and family." 1

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