New Orleans Racing Plans Clouded, Daily Racing Form, 1908-10-27


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NEW ORLEANS RACING PLANS CLOUDED. New Orleans. La., October 20. The proposed winter racing under the direction of Samuel F. Ileaslip. president of the City Park Jockey Club, is today very much up in the air. The old opposition to racing in .New Orleans, as crystallized in the anti-race track gambling association which secured the passage of the Locke law. lias come out strongly in opposition to neaslips scheme, and declares It an infraction of the Locke law botb in spirit and in letter. Mr. Heasllp returned to the city today and. while he would not talk for publication, his close friends state positively that the promoters will not attempt a winter meeting if hostilities are to be constantly directed at them, as are now promised. Meanwhile there is ttalir of testing the Locke law. it being claimed that It Is defective In that among the persons named that shall come under its restraint, the word "lessee" is omitted, and that there Is nothing to prevent a lessee from operating as of old. Several think this a vulnerable spot in the law. Attorney Edgar H. Farrar has been retained to digest this legal phase, which might prove a loophole for racing.

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