Head Of California Turf In Town., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-24


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HEAD OF CALIFORNIA TURF IN TOWN TOWNPresident President Thomas H Williams of the California Jockey Club arrived in Chicago Tuesday morning and departed for New York yesterday afternoon He reports California to be thriving and of racing pros ¬ pects said saidWe We are expecting a season of racing at Oakland excelling all that have been held there and have been preparing for It For one thing a new betting ring of much greater capacity has been constructed and many other improvements designed to promote the comfort of visitors have been made Horsemen will find the plant in excellent condition when they begin to pour in Our racing next winter will be at Oakland exclusively Asked about the selection of racing officials for the Santa Anita track Mr Williams said that some time back be was Informed that it was in contemplation to make Joseph A Murphy presiding judge and A W Hamilton chiey siewara and tnat lie had said the Pacific Jockey Club would approve these appointments if made Subsequently disagree ¬ ments arose among the Santa Anita people that over ¬ threw this arrangement and In the Interest of har ¬ mony he was impelled to intervene for the retention of Colonel Hamilton in his old post of presiding

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