New York Associations Buy Interest in Jamaica, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-11


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■ New York Associations Buy Interest in Jamaica ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., June 9.— Announcement was made today at Belmont Park of the purchase of the Corbett interest in the Metropolitan Jockey Club, which holds its meetings at the Jamaica course, by the four other New York racing associations. The announcement was made by George D. Widener, president of the Westchester Racing Association Belmont Park, Theodore J. Knapp, president of the Queens County Jockey Club Aqueduct and by F. S. Von Stade, president of the Saratoga Association. Col. Matt J. YVifin. president of the Empire Racing Association, was not present, being in Kentucky for the running of the Derby. Mr. Widener, speaking for the group, explained that Colonel Winn was fully aware of, and in sympathy with the action. "It will be our aim," said Mr. Widener. "to assist in maintaining the standard set for New York racing at the meeting of the Metropolitan Jockey Club and to continue to plan improvement and progress, both here and at the other courses which will hold the sport in New York at It* highest level."

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