Colonel Pate Gets Mexican Concession., Daily Racing Form, 1910-03-16


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COLONEL PATE GETS MEXICAN CONCESSION Jacksonville Fla March 15 Judge Joseph A Murphy is in receipt of n letter from Colonel R c Pate of St Louis asking him to accept an interest in and take charge of a twentyyear concession for winter racing iu the City of Mexico Colonel Pate was the pioneer of racing in the Mexican republic and sank his fortune in a venture there twenty years ago being that much ahead of the times Thev sav that President D az never forgets and n when wen ColonS oon oonceivedf ° a hlm recon llli l ceivedf was cordially re reI I remember you well Colonel Pate President Diaz is quoted as saying You sank your fortune fr VctmVse yVur transportation was bad and you w were a little ahead of the times Instead of ibuV ing us and our country you lauded us to the skies fH d v l you Wcrc yo n K to blame for the iou can have another h hope t to see concession and U I Lof you recoup your fortune of the city When he first went to Mexico there uere no thoroughbred horses there During Hie last thi thiJIarVVer JIarVVer tttvc irei have been Imp frte from ad lnauY w a l y a l influential Mexi ¬ e cans n now boast of quite pretentious studs Mexico Lity too has grown into a thriving city of 40000O people winch embraces a foreign colony of 100 000 of which 30000 are Americans AmericansColonel Colonel Pate also calls attention to the fact that the concession is practically Irrevocable and that the racing people are immune from meddling poli ¬ ticians and fake reformers The concession carries with it the right to bet iby parimutuel or book making method

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