Mineral Springs Meeting Is Officially Declared Off, Daily Racing Form, 1913-08-29


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MINERALSPINGS MEETING IS OFFICIALLY DECLARED OFF Horsemen eugagcd in the Mineral Springs racing were officially informed yesterday that the rest of the meeting had been called off The announcement was superfluous for the racing ceased automatically with the arrival of the two companies of Indiana National Guardsmen sent by Govcruor Ralston to put a stop to the sport at tho track on account of alleged violations of the Indiana betting laws lawsMaj Maj G W Freyennuth arid Cant Guy Kimball in charge of the guardsmen ipunedlatcly on arriving at the course Wednesday night from South Bend took possession of the grounds aud established martial law Trespassing was denied to those with ¬ out a permit Owners trainers and stable employees were not disturbed In pursuance of their duties but visitors were denied admission to the track trackIt It is not expected that ths guardsmen will remain long at the course for the Mineral Springs track management have emphatically made the declaration that they would make no attempt to resume the sport until they could do so In a legal way They are already formulating plans to have a favorable racing bill passed by the next Indiana Legislature that will enable them to giye blghclats racing under the hottingThe parimutuel form of hotting The unexpected suspension or the racing due to Hie governors drastic action was whojly unlocked for It was generally thought that the sending of troops was a remote contingency and frequent rumors of such a possibility were always discredited discreditedThe The meeting which jusf terminated could be termed successful in every particular while it lasted Unlike former attempts at this track this meeting enjoyed the confidence of the public and was con dueled in businesslike and systematic fashion The ollieials were vigilant and frerinently eut possible offenders away from the grounds in a qiifet and unob ¬ trusive manner Purse moneys were paid at the wire and the horsemen or jockeys have no grievance upon this score There was every indication that the sport was taking root and would become a permanent fixture With this in view the backers of the project were beginning to plan ambitiously for the October meeting and had outlined tho conditions of stakes to attract the better grade of horses Manager Bcii Hyiuan who was the moving spirit in the attempt to cstblish racing at the Porter track made the following statemeut relative to Governor Ralstons actiou in sending troops to stop the racingThe racing The management of Mineral Springs race track felt from the inception of their undertaking that they were fully protected by statute in operating their race track and that their efforts to eliminate as far as possible tho gambling evils which have attached to racing would gain lor them the appro ¬ val of the public and local and state officials The fact that for a second time their efforts to establish racing have been stopped will not deter them and other enthusiasts in the state from attempting to secure such favorable enactments as will give Mineral Springs a permanent place among the race tracks of the country To this end they will submit quietly to the present hostile Influences aud redouble their efforts to secure the passage of a parimutuel bill by the next legislature which will meet In Indiauapolis in 1015 1015There There was plenty of activity among the horsemen at tho track and quite a number perfected arrange ¬ ments to ship away from the harassed course Among those who are planning to go to Lexington touight or as soou as cars cau be had to transport the horses are Earl Llnnell P J Miles G B Morris Howard Oots A D Steele F J Grefer It W Rogers and Hickey Cloher CloherSeveral Several carloads of racers will be transferred to Tulsa Okla In this coiisigmneut will go the horses of Parker Allison Dwer Bros Mikcl Bros C Hail and several others othersG G W Scott will take J H Houghton Jauiel Dr K L Swarenger and others iu his string to Havre de Grace for the racing there thereJockeys Jockeys Buxton and Gross will go to Maryland to take part iu the racing there but will return to Lexington for the Kentucky opening on September SeptemberJockey Jockey Robbins who showed good riding form at the Mineral Springs track aud led the other riders by a wide margin will go to Lexington and will ride ou the Kentucky courses this fall

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