George Rose Returns from Trip: Announcement of Plans for Winter Racing at Los Angeles Expected Soon, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-28


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GEORGE ROSE RETURNS FROM TRIP. Announcement of Plans for Winter Racing-at Los Angeles Expected Soon. New York, August 27. George Rose, the leading Fplrit In the Los Angeles Jockey Club and principal owner of Ascot Pari:, arrived today from Europe. He will hurry on to Los Angeles, where his presence is necessary to arrangements for winter racing. No official announcement has been made as to racing; at Los Angeles and none is to lie expected until Ir. Rose arrives in that city. The ease involving the legality of the annexation of the strip in which Ascot Park is located by the city of Los Angeles has gone to the Supreme Court of California and if the decision of the lower court is sustained the usefulness of Ascot Park as a racing plant would seem to be at an end. The city ordinances prohibit betting on horse races. There has been talk of moving the betting ring beyond the city boundary line, a distance of about 100 yards. Within the last fortnight the grandstand and other buildings at Ascot Park have been painted and this has given rise to expressions in certain of the newspapers that the plant is to be used next winter. General Manager Brooks, however, has lately said that the painting was done nierejy for protection against rot and rust and that be was in no position to make announcement as to the future, lie has not prepared the usual list of stake features, though there is ample time for that. Meanwhile the building of the new track at Arcadia is progressing steadily and the press of the city, particularly the Los Angeles Evening News, holds to the belief that upon the arrival of Mr. Rose announcement of the formation of a. new racing organization, with E. J. Baldwin, Barney Sehreiber and George Rose as the leading members, will be announced and that future meetings will be held at the Baldwin track. The Los Angeles News of Friday says: "H. A. Unruh returned yesterday from Lake Tahoe, where he had lecn in consultation with E. J. Baldwin. You may say positively and without qualification that the race track will be built just as speedily as money can do it and it will be finished and ready for a winter meeting, said Mr. Unruh. I am not free to announce any details as to organization of the racing association or t. give names of those who will be associated with Mr. Baldwin, but within two weeks I will make a detailed statement. However, the race track will be built and this is so certain that if forty other tracks were to be built in the south, Mr. Baldwins plans would not be altered a hit. "While refusing to mention names of those who will be associated with Lucky Baldwin in conducting racing at Baldwin Park, Mr. Unruh would neither deny nor affirm the story to the effect that George Rose is to be the principal associate of Baldwin, yet the drift of his conversation indi dills that such is the case. He iiiomises to men tion names and give details of the plans in a fortnight. "Unruh figures that the track can be built in thirty-live days, which should mean that it will be completed by October 1. Lumber fbr fences, stables, grandstands and other buildings will be contracted for at once, he says, and should be on the grounds not later than two weeks hence. "As a matter of fact, no organization has been perfected yet and no delinlte formalities have been gone through with, and there always Is a chance for the best laid plans to go amiss at the last moment, but it generally is understood that Rose and Baldwin have discussed the situation thoroughly and are in perfect accord as to the plans for their association lu the conduct of racing at Biijdwiu Park. If tills is true and all indications arc favorable to such a view of the situation-Mho haste of Rose in coming to Los Angeles at this time is fully explained. It means, In all probability, that he is hastening in this direction speedily to close all negotiations and arrange for building the track and conducting the winter meeting that Baldwin plans to start Thanksgiving day. "Whenever Rose announces his connection with the Baldwin Racing Association the turf world will have no further doubts as to racing at Arcadia. jRose has the fullest confidence of the horsemen and officials of all jockCj clubs, arid he has the money and influence necessary to make the future of Bald-"wiu Park assured beyond question; There iJ no question as to the possibility of completing the-entire racing plant iii ample time for opening the winter meeting Thanksgiving day. Money can do this" and Rose and Baldwin can get all the money they may require to push the work to a speedy completion. "Those who are in a jiosition to know say that the new racing association will be headed by Baldwin, Rose and Barney Sehreiber, and that they will bring their friends liito the association with thorn. For a long time Baldwin insisted that no bookmaker should hold stock in the Baldwin Racing Association, but he changed his attitude on this question several months ago, and this change was brought about by the desire to have Rose associated with him in the promotion of racing at Arcadia. About the time that he experienced tills change of-attltuTIc he and Rose met and discussed the future of Baldwin Park, and it was then that Rose first began to consider Baldwin Park as the future home of racing in the southwest. Barney Sehreiber lias written trainer Herman Brnmlt at Saratoga that he has gone from Seattle to Los Angeles and will not be cast for some time, if at all, this season. Mr. Sehreiber intimated Unit lie wanted to be on hand to give what aid he could in helping matters along so that racing will continue without interruption at the metropolis of southern California.

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