Society Folk Will Help: Organization of Social Club at New Orleans Proceeding Satisfactorily, Daily Racing Form, 1914-12-19


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SOCIETY FOLK WILL HELP ORGANIZATION OF SOCIAL CLUB AT NEW ORLEANS PROCEEDING SATISFACTORILY. Committee in Charge of Social Side of Racing p.t Fair Grounds Planning for Several Functions During Season Manager Murphy on Northern Visit. New Orleans, December IS. Work on the club house inclosure at the Fair Grounds race track continues and tliis long-needed accommodation for the society element will be in readiness for Inaugural, day. Secretary William Campbell, who has gotten in touch with many prominent local people and enlisted their cordial support, stated that tne membership will Ik; large although, at the same time, none except those invited by the membership committee will be permitted to join this select organization. .Many social functions will doubtless be given in l be club house while the winter meeting is in progress, and the Business Mens Racing Association feels certain that the. support accorded the revival of clean racing here by prominent society people will be of invaluable aid iu making the meeting a success. Joseph A. Murphy, who will be manager and presiding judge, has gone to St. Louis to make linal preparations for the introduction of his racing bill at the next session of the Missouri legislature, lie will return Monday. Two hundred and fifty horses, approximately, are now here for the meeting, and many more are arriving almost daily. Over three hundred horses now racing at Charleston will be shipped here, according to applications for stall room received from tbere. The track is in such good condition that horses are being breezed three-eighths in 35 over it. A mile was galloped in 1:4a yesterday. "Long Taw" Welter, assistant starter, who came down i;i advance of A. B. Dade, is schooling the coining two-year-olds at the barrier with a McGinnis machine.

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