Revival of Southeastern Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-13


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REVIVAL OF SOUTHEASTERN RACING. Racing in a modest way will begin at the Thunderbolt track. Savannah, Georgia, next Wednesday. No big stakes or purses will be contested "and no famous horses will Tace, but it will simply be an old-fashioned meeting along moderate lines. If it proves a successful venture, it is in contemplation to follow it with others at Macon, Atlanta, Augusta. Charleston. Columbia and Jacksonville. It is a practicable circuit and one that was traveled regularly for a number of years subsequent to the Civil War, but was abandoned when racing became a matter of business and so much money was hung up on the greater tracks that it was hopeless to attempt to compete with them. W. P. Burch is an old-timer still in harness who raced his horses over what was practically the same circuit long ago. Daily Racing Form would be glad to see this circuit succeed and expand. There are other flourishing cities in Georgia. South Carolina and North Carolina formerly identified with racing that could very well support a week or ten days of racing in a small way and at a small profit, or at least make both ends meet. No great things in a racing way could be expected, but such as It might be it would be racing for racings sake and a pleasing entertainment for the people of the cities forming the circuit.

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