New Race Track on Long Island, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-05


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NEW RACE TRACK ON LONG ISLAND NEW YOItK, N. Y., September 4. Within two years there will be a new race course on Long Island unless the ideas of the promoters are awry. It is proposed by a few capitalists to build a beautiful track about a mile from Long Beach and about forty minutes ride on tlie Pennsylvania road from New York. Tlie location is quite close to the Lido golf links. Already tlie land is acquired and. while the association has not yet been formed or a charter granted, it is sufficiently advanced to almost insure its consummation. Senator Reynolds is much interested in the scheme and witli him are some prominent horsemen and wealthy racing enthusiasts. Tlie location is one that willbe most acceptable to tlie patrons of racing and ideal for a race course, but it will take some time to develop and build, hence the prediction it will hardly be utilized until 1921. According to authentic report it will not take tlie place of Jamaica as at first reported, but will be an independent organization. There is room forrsuclran institution to fill in the lawful time allotted to racing in this state, which can begin racing on April 15 and continue until November 15, with not more than forty days sport at any individual track. Work will begin on tlie ground in tlie way of draining and foundation, but Long Beach being of a sandy nature it will take much time before suitable ground work can be formed. That tlie track will be accepted into the ranks of the Jockey Club there is little question, there being at least one of the members concerned in its welfare, as well as some wealthy individuals.

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