Racing in the Northwest: Plans Call for 135 Days of Sport in Idaho and Montana, Daily Racing Form, 1913-03-14


view raw text

I 1 1: " i iu s 1 e c t . t 1 1 , | 1 1 j : • 1 i 1 * I 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 , , . , RACING IN THE NORTHWEST FLANS CALL FOR 135 DAYS OF SPORT IN IDAHO AND MONTANA. Hoisemen Palionizinc; Far Western Circuit Will Get Practically Continuous Racing Opportunities from April 13 Until Fall — New Track in Montana. Butte, Mont.. March 13. The Legislatures of furious western state- where racing has been conducted previous vcais having either completed their sea iloua or taken dednite action on mailers affecting the spoil, it la now possible !• forecast whal nun be expected In the waj of racing in tin- part of the coontrj . Racing an the Inter Mountain circuit will be cut tailed liii- yeat and further so next .-ar by reason of the receal action of the I tab and Idaho Leglala tares. It is taken for granted Ibal no attempt will be in.nb to I im- I a meeting at tke Lagoon track near Sail Lake tit Ibis Reason, because a law p-oont!y enacted by the I tab Legislature prohibits hookmaking and poolsolling. This law became effer tlve upon it approval by Governor Spry. Joseph Dlnkelapiel of Ban Francisco, who conducted 1 licensed poolroom al Sail Lake 1ily prior lo the enactment of the law which put him out ol business as well as tin race track, is reported lo have been trying to obtain a lease on the Lagoon truck, with tke idea Ibal he could successfully evade the law. bill il is said Ibal the proprietors of the property arc averse lo entering into the arrangements proponed. A meeting of slightly longer duration than la-it springs will l»* conducted over tin- Alan coarse ef the loour dAlene Fair and Racing Association. neat Coent dAlcne. When the Idaho Legbdatuie recently paused aa nati hookmaking and antl pool Belling law. it was provided thai the me should nol become effective until July 1 text, so Unit tke t.M-ur dAl.-iic a social foa might have one more opportunity P. realise on the Investment that its mem beta had mad.- iu tin- Alan tun k Secretarj Frank W. Sniiih has aenl oul word thai racing will begin at tin- Alan course April 1. and continue until tke new law becomes operative, covering a period of Bint] two days. N*-t year there probably will lino raring at Alan. Montana will provide mote opportunity for the raclng enthusiasts usual. The Legislature te cully adjourned without having taken any action on tin- various bill- Introduced with he idea .r curtailing or eliminating tin- sport. It is generally conceded that Montana has an admirabl. racing law The Montana law provided that in counties ot the Oral class racing may i»- conducted for thirty days each year and In counties ol the aecoad elasa lor fourteen days. Under these provisions Butte is entitled In thirty days of racing and the smaller places al which racing i- conducted* to fourteen. I In- 11-111I meetings occupying forty -four day- will be held al Hull.- and Anaconda Ibis season and in addition there will be fourteen day- al Deer Lodge, from ten in fourteen days at Missoula and al least si lav- at Helena in connection with the Stale Fair. with a possibility that the hitter meeting may be extended to covet fourteen days. Encouraged by th.- knowledge Ibal there can bo no anti-racing legislation iu thi- -tat.- P»l." . when the next session of tin- Legislature will take pla.-e. a syndics! prominent Montana gentlemen an- planning to great H improve and modernise the old half-mile track at Deer Lodge, in Powell County, fur the purpose of affiliating willi the Montana circuit. Deer Lodge i- within easy access of thia city and will draw patronage from hen-. II is pro nosed conduct the racing in connection woth a great fair. Foremost in tin- venture are State Sena tor William-. John Beilenberg ami others equally well known locally. Their plan- contemplate the election of a practical!,! new plant, including a com modioli- grandstand, stables for Ike accommodation of :: hi horses and the widening of tbe present hall mile track from twenty lour to a! I seven tj Ii." le.i il i- expected to make ihi- one .-f He- most complete bail mile racing plants in the Dnited Slates. ilie arrange menl of tie- flat* schedule for the Moiiiana meetings will I..- announced* upon the return of II. I. Wilson, general manager ..i tin- Butte ml Anaconda meetings, from the Pacific eoasl It is though probable thai tin- Bull «ting will begin .inly :i .ind continue until lagii 1 •. ami thai the dates for the Anaconda meeting rill run from An go 1 12 i- August 27. The Deei Lodgi meeting may tike place from September I to September Itt. and tin- State lair will be in Id at Helena from Septem In i- 22 to 27. with the possibility thai the racing will l.e extended eight days longer, rbe pui 1 1 and .lake, for lb- State Fait meeting will be ol tke nn.- value a- let year, with tbe exception that tbe State Fair Hand* in will be a ?l..".im evenl tnd there Will lie .1 new SI linn -I. ike. Ill., plll-e in tile 11V1 I night races will range from .1" upwards. Leaving Ho- British Columbia tracks out of the que Hon ami it 1- certain thai tfcere will be eon nhiitiio racing iu thai we leinnio 1 faaadlua pi ivince Hie northwest will tbl season offer horse men wle hoe been accustomed to patronise tke meeting! Is thi- section of the 1 ntry some 1 ;.. days ol practically continuous racing.

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1913031401_1_11
Library of Congress Record: