Madigan Requests Permission To Reopen Golden Gate Track, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-21


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Madigan Requests Permission To Reopen Golden Gate Track TrackOAKLAND OAKLAND Calif May 20 Edward P Slip Madigan the football coach who turned turf promoter has applied to Lt Gen John L DeWitt for permission to re ¬ open the Golden Gate race track at Al ¬ bany Calif idle since it was rained into insolvency less than a week after its inau ¬ gural in 1941 1941Army Army approval of the proposal would be but the first of a series of steps necessary to make the illfated track a going con ¬ cern Madigan said it would be necessary to obtain approval by holders of nearly a half million dollars of liens by the Cali ¬ fornia State Horse Racing Board and the Santa Fe Railroad owners of the property on which the 2000000 club was built builtDespite Despite these obstacles Madigans appli ¬ cation to General DeWitt reportedly con ¬ templated a 45day meeting starting Au ¬ gust 24 He said about 200000 would be required to put the track plant into proper condition for resumption of racing

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