No Poolroom War to Occur, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-21


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NO POOLROOM WAR TO OCCUR. Los Angeles, Cal., November 20. There will be no war during the winter between the local poolroom interests and the Los Angeles Racing Association, according to those Interested. Dr. J. S. Gardner, manager of the affairs of Santa Anita, says that Cy Myrick can have the field book privileges at Santa Anita during the season if lie so desires, and undoubtedly this will relieve the situation most satisfactorily. Myrick said a few days ago that he had not made a decision regarding the matter, as he had not beeu approached by the racing officials with any request for the close of the iwolrooru during the local racing season, nor had he been offered the field book privileges. Heretofore he has closed his room during the season and thereby sided in making the racing venture a success that it otherwise could not have attained had the poolroom continued its operations, as hundreds would go to tho poolroom in preference to paying admissions and fares to visit the track. Those Interested in the prosperity of the sport in the southland and who desire to see it continue will welcome the news that there is to be no war between the two interests. A war would be regarded at this time as holding in store disastrous results for racing In this state and racing officials especially desire to keep harmony in the ranks and make the sport as clean as possible, to prevent undue criticism. This could not be accomplished with a fight going on luring the winter.

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