Hope in Coney Island Foreclosure: New York Turf Followers See Possibility of Revival of Sport at Famous Old Track, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-13


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HOPE IN CONEY ISLAND FORECLOSURE. New York Turf Followers See Possibility of Revival of Sport at Famous Old Track. By Ed Cole. New York. January 12. — If the Coney Island Jockey Club is fortunate enough to buy in the old track at Sheepshead Bay. which may be under the I -ilmmer in the near future owing to foreclosure proceedings, there is no telling what may arise out of the ashes of the old Coney Island track. The Sheepshead Bay Speedway Corporation turned the historic establishment into an automobile course and. judging from results, it was not the success anticipated. A 4,000 mortgage was due in December, and this amount not being forthcoming to the stockholders of the Coney Island Jockey Club, proceeding have been commenced to collect it. There Is no telling what may be in store in the interest of racing in this state, and should opportunity arise it is not beyond the edge of hope once more to see the thoroughbred galloping over the old course where so many historic events have been decided. It is rather premature to make any predictions, but should the old track again be in the 1 ands of the Coney Island Tub there is little question that the powers of that organization would strain a, point to revive racing there. That this state has become satisfied there are grounds for the improvement in the breed of horses for remount and general utility purposes was decided when a law was passed that all thoroughbred stallions should be passed upon by veterinarians acceptable to the state officials. This law went into effect January 1. conse-piently all stallions donated by the Breeding Bureau have been inspected and enrolled as sound horses and fit for producing purposes. The remount question always has been a serious one. and as all mares served will be chronicled there is every belief the remount question will be solved to a certain extent. There has been much improvement in the class of horses foaled since the Breeding Bureau was organized in this state and the law requiring "•perfectness" in the sires will further the object considerably.

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