Juarez Racing Revival Being Rumored Again: Point Out Benefits to Turfmen If Border Track Is Reopened, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-04


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Juarez Racing Revival Being Rumored Again AgainPoint Point Out Benefits to Turfmen If Border Track Is Reopened ReopenedLOS LOS ANGELES Calif June 3 Racing may be revived at the famous old Juarez track some time this year The success of the meeting at present in progress at Mex ¬ ico City and the tremendous interest being shown in Sunday racing at Agua Caliente leads many to believe that the time is ripe for a resumption of the sport at the famous old track on the banks of the Rio Grande opposite El Paso Texas TexasA A prominent Los Angeles turfman who recently visited the Juarez track reports the grandstand to be in remarkably good condition the barns could be placed in satisfactory shape with but little work and resurfacing of the racing strip and a few minor changes would be all that would be needed to make it ready for the revival revivalSeveral Several of Americas most noted turf impressarios including Col Matt Winn and William P Kyne have staged race meet ¬ ings at Juarez in the past and three worlds records which still stand were es ¬ tablished there The marks are Joe Blairs three and a half furlongs in 39 Pan Zaretas fiveeighths in 51l5 and Iron Masks five and onehalf furlongs in 103 103Reports Reports from Mexico City have it that a session may be staged at Juarez to pro ¬ vide a racing giound for horses between the close of Hipodromo de Las Americas the week after next and the reopening of the plant this fall This would enable owners of thoroughbreds now at Mexico City to find action while still remaining in the neighboring country The distance be ¬ tween the two Mexican tracks is less than that between California and Chicago

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