Miami Jockey Club Meets: J. M. Smoot Re-Elected President-Plans Made for Restoration of Sport in Miami, Daily Racing Form, 1928-04-04


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I MIAMI JOCKEY CLUB MEETS I J. M. Smoot Re -Elected President! — Plans Made for Restoration of Sport in Miami. MIAMI, 1la.. April "..— The stockholders and board of directors of the Miami Jockey lub held their annual meetings here today. Nothing of a startling nature developed. Contrary to expectations in some quarters, both sessions were harmonious in every way and little more than mere routine business was considered and transacted. The stockholders unanimously voted their confidence in Joseph M. Smoot and indicated their desire that he be retained in the presidency of the association. Only one change-was made in the directorate. V. A. Kingler was eleeied to the board to succeed tae late Charles Brown, of Tampa. Fla. Mr. Kinglet-is a business associate of Ralph Beaver Strassburger. John i. Bay of New York was elected rice-president, succeeding A. J. Clear*! arbo retains the post of treasurer. President Smoot, who for a considerable time has be. n advancing funds for the maintenance of the Miami Jockey Clubs racing plant at Hialeah, agreed to continue to assume the expense until a plan is devised for the raising of further funds to pay off all indebtedness and maintain the property until the sport is revived. Plans were approved and immediately put into effect to restore racing in Miami. The officials ol" the Miami Jockey Club believe that local sentiment in favor of the sport is almost unanimous. While the impossibility of reviving the sport for next season is fully recognized, high hopes are held that at the next meeting of the Florida legislature, a loeal option bill will be passed, permitting racing here the following Near.

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