T. H. Williams Makes Statement, Daily Racing Form, 1910-09-27


view raw text

T. H. WILLIAMS MAKES STATEMENT. New York, September 2i. — T. II. Williams, president, of the New California Jockey Club, is Still laboring here in the interest of the coming winter meeting at Oakland. ! eginning November 12. Yesterday he gave out the following statement: "There will be at least KI0 days of racing at the Oakland track this winter. And when I say this I mean that there will he 100 days of racing even if only the officials attend. Of course. I do not anticipate any such thing to happen. It is merely my way of guaranteeing a meeting. Last year I promised horsemen sixty days of racing. We actually raced lt.l days. The prospects are that the meeting this year will Ik fully as long as that of last year. The outlook for good racing is much lietter than it was this time a year ago. Then predictions were made that the Oakland track would not keep open twenty days. Now I say we will race 110 days, and race-goers and horsemen may depend upon that number. "The New California Jockey Ciub has opened up a list of stakes, twelve in Dumber. They will be run off during the early part of the season. These events are worth 8,000 iu the aggregate. All are guaranteed events. They are: California Derby, ,500; Christmas Handicap, ,000; New Year Handicap, ijU.NOO; Thanksgiving Handicap. ,9004 Lls-sak Handicap. ,510: Folia nslieo Handicap. ,500; Waterhonse Cup. ,500: Crocker Selling stakes, ,900; Sacramento Handicap. ,200; Oakland Handicap. ,200; Andrew Selling Stakes. ,200; Opening Handicap. ,000. There will be other stakes opened early in the year. "There is a popular demand for racing in California. Thats why it has thrived. With the Ban Franciscans it is their favorite sport. The oral bi tting system was in vogue last winter and it will l o continued this year. Tbe betting transactions permit a stakeholder, who, on the result of each lace, pays over to the winner the amount of eaeh wager. Dookmaking is not permitted, hut every patron of the track can. if he as desires, make i er-sonal bets. "George K. Smith, who has assisted John C Cav-anagfa in supervising betting transactions on the New York tracks, will lie the referee hi all matters of a similar nature at Oakland."

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1910s/drf1910092701/drf1910092701_1_6
Local Identifier: drf1910092701_1_6
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800