Mobiles Racing Venture: Prospects Seem Favorable to Success for the Meeting Opening Today., Daily Racing Form, 1921-03-10


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MOBILES RACING VENTURE Prospects Seem Favorable to Success for the Meeting Opening Today BVr r DEMPSEY MOBILE Ala March 9 Mobile once a racing center ranking with the first in this country and famous for its Bascombe track where turf history was mnrle through contests Intween noted horses makes a bid tomorrow for a place on the racing map through its six days of thoroughbred sport True there is nothing pretenlous in its plan Its letting will be crude the sport will be over a halfmile track and there will be a lack of turf staisi to thrill the assemblage but the Mobile Bifslness Mens Baclng Association under whose auspices the sport will be conducted is building for the future and if given the encouragement they expect there will be annual meetings over a newly constructed course and with legal safe ¬ guards It is the aim of the ponsors of the pres ¬ ent venture to put the issue up to the legislature and art hopeful it will pass a bill that will permit tin i ort and its accompanying adjunct in Alabama AlabamaThose Those having the present meeting in charge make up in enthusiasm what they lack in experi ¬ ence and local interest in the coming meeting seemingly assures its success Unlike several recent efforts to condutct racing the coming project is not destined to fizzle as its predecessors did didAt At present eighty horses have registered and several cars with reinforcements are due tonight which will probably bring the total to one hundred horses This is considered ample to carry on a six days meeting of five races daily The purses will be of value each and the money neces ¬ sary to pay off the purses has been subscribed and is in bank tt the associations credit There will hi a scarcity of star riders but the even ex ¬ perience of those who will take mounts leaves little advantage advantageAn An eleventh hour verdict that there would IK no syndicate ring the report reaching ew Orleans yesterday caused a hurried skirmishing of many turf devotees in the Crescent city to pay a visit here and caused an influx throughout thy day from the southern metropolis According to present indi ¬ cations there will be a generous daily attendance from New Orleans as it is only a matter of four hours by train and the visitors if they so desire can return to New Orleans after the races for there is ample train service coming and going in the morning and evening eveningA A heavy rain this morning slowed the track but unless more comes the going will be good or the opening days racing racingThe The system in use at New Orleans and Slueve port will be the method of wagering and it is cer ¬ tain that at least ten layers will quote odds tomorrow

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