"Well Run," Says Butler: Rumor That Yonkers Meeting Will Not be Held is Denied, Daily Racing Form, 1907-07-27


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. "WELL RUN," SAYS BUTLER. RUMOR THAT YONKERS MEETING WILL NOT BE HELD IS DENIED. Nothing Definite as to Officials Murphy Not Expected to Serve in Stand Winn Talks. New York, July lift. There was a rumor circulated at Brighton lieach race track this afternoon that, the Umpire City Club had decided to abandon the idea of racing this season and that the proposed August meeting was off. No one was aide to tell where the rumor started and it was most emphatically denied tonight by the Umpire City people, who are going ahead with the full intention of opening the gates of the Yonkers track on August ft, as originally planned. Malt Winn, who is in full charge of all matters pertaining to the running of the meeting, is busy with the conditions of the program for the meeting and the selection of .ollicials, and expects to have all these details settled within a day or two. Manager Winn, beyond the statement that Lyman J. Davis will be racing secretary and Will Shelly associate judge, has made no announcement of the ollicials for the meeting. Joseph A. Murphy was at Brighton Beach this afternoon and said lie would leave tonight for his home in .St. Louis. Mr. Murphy had nothing to say with reference to the Empire City matter, but from a reliable source it was learned that he and A. 1!. Dade had had a conference with Chairman August ltclinont of the Jockey Club and that they will not accept the positions of presiding judge and starter respectively at Yonkers. "We will give about 1907.sh,000 daily in purses and other events and believe that there will be hordes in plenty to run for this money," said Manager Winn. "It is our desire to make the meeting in every respect a worthy one so far as it is possible with the late start we have got to make a first-class showing."

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