New Track At New Orleans Assured., Daily Racing Form, 1916-06-10


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NEW TRACK AT NEW ORLEANS ASSURED. New Orleans, La., June 9. — Initial steps towards the building of the new race track in New Orleans were taken early today by H. I. Curloy Brown and his associates i:i the Metairie Ridge neighborhood, when t lie- ground of the proposed track was iusiK-cted. The capitalists made the trip l.y automobile and inspected the propert.v after walking a half mile alone the Bevawteawth street canal. The promoter was at the St. Charles Hotel. "You can say thai there will be another track in New Orleans." said Mr. I.rown. "and it wont be built by Cuban capital. We have u good percentage of the progressive element of New Orleans with us and we will build the track, just as we built the City Bark tract when everybody called it an alligator hole, if tie- law permits one track to exist. It is big enough to allow two, and there is no bluff about what I am saying. I expect to have this track ready aliout Novemlier 1. I have no interest in the proposed legislation for racing. I dont see any in eessity for a change in the law and there is no need of any fighting with the backers of the Fair Grounds track unless they force it." It is said that Mr. Brown and his crowd opened the eyes of certain New Orleans bankers when they o| eiicd accounts today. "That is what we will leav- here to develop our ground and build the track." he is quoted as saying. "If it is not enough, we have more."

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