James P. Ross Resigns At Lexington: Claims That He Inaugurated Movement That Resulted in Sale of Kentucky Tracks., Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-31


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JAMES P ROSS RESIGNS AT LEXINGTON Claims That He Inaugurated Movement That Re sulted in Sale of Kentucky Tracks LEXINGTON Ky March 30 James P Ross who for ten years has been superintendent of the Kentucky Association track lias tendered his resignation to general manager Robert L Raker to take effect May 15 and will devote his atten ¬ tion to the racing stable he owns iu partnership with James T Looney Ross could have had an increase in salary under the Kentucky Jockey Club but he declined it saying that he had made up his mind to quit because he feels that he inaugurated the movement that resulted in the sale of La tonia and Douglas Park tracks and the formation of the Kentucky Jockey Club and that he should have recompensedPresident been substantially recompensed President Johnson X Camden however takes the opposite view declaring in correspondence they have had upon the subject that the accomplishment of the Kentucky Jockey Club was a deal separate and apart from that inaugurated last fall by Ross who had the backing of Edward F Simms to the extent of 250000 and of others sufficiently to justify his making an offer of 750000 to Cella Adler Titles for Latonia and Douglas Park which was declined with the statement that they were willing to take 850000 The matter hung fire until the first meeting of the new Kentucky State Racing Com ¬ mission in Dcember on which occasion John Ilaeh meister at once made a statement to the effect that boughtAfter the tracks could bo bought After the luncheon Senator Camden had a brief conference with Thomas A Combs and authorized him to buy the tracks Ross believes lie has right to a fee from the Kentucky Jockey Club inasmuch as he had proposed to Senator Camden that he join witli Simms and others in the purchase of these tracks and that Camden hair become one of the principal owners and the president of the new organization after having declined Ross proposal Ross has consulted attorneys and the matter has been considerably discussed in local turf circles

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