Still Hopeful At New Orleans., Daily Racing Form, 1913-05-02


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STILL HOPEFUL AT NEW ORLEANS New Orleans La May 1 A movement to revive will be carried before the next session islature according to announcement by men interested in the City Park and Fair Grounds plants Pending the action of the General Assembly both tracks will remain unchanged and will not be gold goldAnnouncement Announcement of the intention of the owners of the plants came when the liquidation of the old Crescent City Jockey Club was ordered yesterday and it WHS declared that racing men are hopeful of the result In the opinion of those behind the move the chance for the reestablishment of racing at New Orleans is brighter as a result of the liquidation proceeding which eliminates the last outsider from ownership or interest in New Orleans tracks At a nicotine ofthe stockholders of the Crescent City Jockey Club it was voted to liquidate and the lease on the Crescent City grounds will be given up despite the fact that it does not expire for four years Papers of release to the owners the Louisiana Jockey Club will be signed within a few days daysPlans Plans to cut the Cily Park grounds up for build ¬ ing purposes has been abandoned according to a statoiniit given out by one of the stockholders The properly will be held in Its present state until th L General Assembly nutis he said saidThe The liquidation of the Crescent city Jockey Club does not mean anything said another director I believe it improves our chances of getting clean racing established at New Orleans It leaves all foreign out Both tracks are now owned en ¬ tirely by Orleansnans and tin1 ownership is among mon miller whose direction only clean racing will lie permitted Tills fact is known to every one here and it seems to me that it is in itsilf a mighty good indication that we will get racing back

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