San Antonios Coming Meeting: Organization Formed to Give Annual Winter Meetings and Exposition-Citys Attractions, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-04


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SAN ANTONIOS COMING MEETING. Organization Formed to Give Annual Winter Mect-inss and Exposition Citys Attractions. San Ai viiio. Tex., December 2. While New Orleans is ,emporarily olT the racing map. its place is to be well tilled in the school of racing by the ncnuisii -A of San Antonio, which promises in a few y . ifi to become the great racing and sport Mecca the south. Tin ,was organized, during the past week, the San .vntonio Mid-Winter Fair Association and Jock v Club, which has taken a lease on the Inler-ii: ,riul Fair Grounds track and proposes to operate n hort. high-class winter race meeting from year , year. The new organization is composed of the very cream of the business men of San Antonio and starts upon its career under most favorable auspices, endorsed bv every class of people, including the press of the city. Us president, D. A. Walker, is also president of the Independent Telephone system of the city and its stockholders are men who stand high in the councils of the city. In addition to Mr. Walker are included the following: H. .T. Benson. J. II. Kainpmanu. John J. Stevens. W. II. Siuims. I. Cohen. S. Frank. L. P. Peek. Sain Berliner, W. II. Fenstermaker. 11. K. Critzer, n. L. Halff, Staacke Bros.. Sam Alexander. S. H. Weis. !. A. C. Halff. W. B. Tuttle. J. M. Vance, W. H. Ford. Silva Heimanii. V. P- Brown. M. Dahlgren, E. Frank. II. Bruhn. O. Kohler. Sam C. Bell, C. P. Stafford. A. Frank. .T. D. Oppen-heimer. Henry Oppenheinier. R. P. Ingrum, Eugene Irvin. Nat M. Washer. Albert Steves. Mr. Tuttle is the vice-president. Mr. Simnis is the secretary and Sam Berliner, treasurer. When the organization was projected, it was thought best to open the books to the merchants of the citv and the rapidity with which the stock was "grabbed up" startled the promoters. It shows a sentiment so strong in favor of an amusement enterprise of its kind that it left the matter of its success no longer in questiou. The inaugural meeting will he held from December 12 to January 2. inclusive. In future years, it is proposed to open sometime about Christmas and continue the meeting through the month of January, which is an ideal time from a standpoint of weather conditions and at the same time it -will furnish an opportunity to show the throngs of visitors from ihe north what can be done in the way of agricultural pursuits in a semi-tropical country at a time of the year when the greater part of America is clothed in ice and snow. San Antonio offers to the visitor the greatest varictv of amusement and sight-seeing of any city probably in America. As the second oldest city in-Ameren it offers to the sight-seer many quaint and curious historical things of interest, dating back to the early days of the Spaniards. It is a paradise for the sportsman from every point of view game of all kinds abounds in the country adjacent to the city. Duck shooting on the coast, which is only a few hours from San Antonio, cannot M excelled. In addition to this, no "blue" laws are in evidence to check those who believe in the exercise of personal liberty. . . San Antonio appears to the northern visitor who has been cramped up by the environs of northern bigotry, a beauteous? spot for the greatest relaxation that he can get. Its streets at night remind one of the great white way in New York City, and San Antonio after dark is a most inviting place. As to its racing possibilities, it is protected by one of the most liberal laws of any state in the union. BookniaUing and poolselling are legalized flkiud there is no danger of embarrassment to the bettor or bookmaker that seems to have become a part of the northern racing. San Antonio has ample hotel accommodations and it only remains Ifor the northern people to visit the city to fall in love with The horsemen from all over the country are taking a keen Interest in the coining meeting, and among those who have engaged stalls are the following: J Burtschell. 15: Brunswick Stable. 3; .T. Bran-non 5: G. H- Coyle, 0: Edwards and Co.. 3: C. N. Freeman. 8: Frazier and Harris. 5: A. Greenleve. 3: J D. Grant. : L. S. Hargrove. 5: Phil King and W L Douglas. 7; Kilov and Atwood, 4: Sam Louis anil Jack Phillips. 4; George Land. 2: M. E. Mc-Henry 2; Gus. Miller, 4; Burkhardt and Newberry, 3: W. A. Berkeley, 3; G. L. Blackford, 5; Crippca t Monroe. 7: Freeman fc Dulin. 5; J. C. Gray. 5: Joe Howell. 7: F. Kessinger, 5; Lamb and Wagoner, 4: C. E. Mahone. i: Nixon and Stafford. 8: J. S. Ownbey. 5: J. !. Parker and Ed. Winters. !; 1!. M. Rebo, 3: I. P. Rogers. 2: E. Stillmau. 3: B. A. Trammel. 7: R. E. Watkins, 13; John Wilkens, 7: A. O. Woodman. 4: E. B. Nichols, G: Clarence Reed. ,: William Stewart. 2; G. W. Wilson. 3: J. N. Walker. 3. The racing officials have been chosen with great care and will include the following: Joseph A. Murphy, presiding judge and racing secretary. Silva Heimanii, associate judge. A. McKnight. starter. O. W. Boardman. clerk of the scales. Hart Dernhain. entry clerk and paddock judge. Bob Barker, otlicial tinier.

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