Brooks Displeases "Curley" Brown, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-07


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BROOKS DISPLEASES "CURLEY" BROWN The talk of a new race track for southern California, to be built at Venice, a seashore resort near Los Angeles, has been revived. It appears that II. 1. "Curley" Hrown, who has been in verbal charge of the project for several months, has been displaced by J. W. Brooks, former manager of Ascot Park, who was turned down by the new organization which is building a race track at Santa Anita. Hrooks, while not stating his connection with the Venice project, declares that lie lias looked over all of the plans and will be in a position in a day or two to make public his intentions. "I will say this," says Mr. Brooks, "that there is no such thing as an outlaw track any more. It may be that the new track will be refused dates In some directions, hut that will make no difference, racing will go on there just the. same." It Is reported that the transfer of 123 acres of land adjoining Venice and Ocean View has Jeen made and the first payment on the property also made, with the deeds running to J. M. Wlilte. II. D. Hrown and others. The name of T. D. Sullivan of New York Is being paraded as one of, the lu-tiuential backers of Hrooks and Co. Mr. Sullivan has denied having any interest with the Venice project.

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