Meeting at Norfolk is Certain: Will Open August 17, but without the Jockey Clubs Recognition, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-23


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MEETING AT NORFOLK IS CERTAIN. Will Open August 17, But Without the Jockey Clubs Recognition. New York, July 22. Sheridan Clark arrived at Brighton Reach today from Jamestown, Virginia. He has been engaged during the past three months in building a race course on the road from Norfolk to Jamestown, and organizing a jockey club under whose auspices a race meeting will bo given next month. The proposed meeting lias twice been refused recognition by the Jockey Club, but the club will now go on and race without the sanction of the governing body. W. A. Young, a prominent politician of Jamestown, is the moving spirit of the enterprise, and, when asked for particulars, he said: "We have a first-class mile track of abundant width and every facility for the accommodation of horsemen and patrons. Our meeting Will commence on August 17 and continue indefinitely. We will give good purses and expect to have plenty of horses, and, on account of the Jamestown Exposition, its success is assured. The track is located at Norfolk, within a few minutes ride of the city. There is no racing law in Virginia and the racing will be conducted on precisely the same Hues as on Jockey Club tracks.

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