An Appreciation Of Racing., Daily Racing Form, 1910-12-07


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AN APPRECIATION OF RACING The Chamber of Commerce of Augusta Gn is going after racing for next winter the business men of the Georgia city having decided that winter racing would be a great factor In Augustas development It is pleasing to note the general slap in the face the socnlled reform wave is about to receive in the various southern states and it is to be hoped that the good people of Georgia will hearken unto Secretary Boykins call and interest themselves in a substantial manner that will assure the southland of another good race course for another winter The people of the south am now awakening to the fact that the reform waves at least that is what they are called by those who promote them sire more harmful than good goodThat That winter racing is a good thing for a city there is not the slightest doubt Take Jacksonville right now for instance Visitors from Savannah are astonished and surprised at the hustle aud bustle on our streets Why said one of the visitors this is the liveliest town I have seen since my last visit to New York and while I am not a follower of the racing game myself 1 must admit that the fact that you have a big race irack in operation here is greatly responsible for the large number of visitors And best of all the Savannah man continued they are n goodlooking class of people all willing to spend their money the effect of wliich is felt by every merchant and hotel man in the city The Savannah man has the dope right Jacksonville is now enjoying a prosperous season and It can be attributed to no one drawing card more than to Mon crief Park May we have racing for many years to come Jacksonville TimesUnion

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