California Racing Plans: Rudolph Spreckels Outlines His Idea for the Revival of Turf Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-14


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! ! t i i i I i I t i i i t . i . , , , , , i ] , CALIFORNIA RACING PLANS I I | « i Rudolph Spreckels Outlines His Idea for thf- i Revival of Turf Sport. san FBAXCISCO, ..I Febraar] I*. Pmas fo: , the revival of racing hew are centering. Rudolph Rpreckels, ..r hit;ii class and uni versa II respected, i- in the Ii.- declares that the men with . him m snppartiag the Pacifit Caasl Jockey club. with plan- for racing at havi considered nothing about any betting arrangements and thnl ili.-.x do not .-me to have any suggestions made that in the future attempts will be mad.- to legalise b. tting in this state. Mr. -md receatl] : "When 1 last visited the Aqueduct track in New York there were profa ai.iy 20.666 per !.- there. I nl In the stands and marveled at the thousands whe -ut then quietly during the afternoon. 1 had an idea tin WOald be rushing from the -.tands during the intermissions to place bets. But nearlj all wen ntisfied t.« stay in their seats, and from all I could see they thoi oughly enjoyed the racing. "1 expect that it will be sane two weeks before the p.,p.r- an- returned from Dell wave and ii full board of directors elected. Ju-t as soon as aa organisation i- completed, an an- iioiineeiiieut will be ma.!.- bj -nine authorized person , dealing with the club aims in detail. "I can say. however, with fell sanction of the gentlemen associated with inc. thai we an apposed to have any raciag law- brought forward and particular!] any suggestion that betting aa hern races be legalised. We desire te promote clean -port and keep out the gambling element that brought bene raciag into disrepute •Tlie people want nam racing in California, but by an overwhelming majority they have disapproved of legalixiag f.rambliiiL in connection therewith. "Those who are financing the Iacific Coast Jo. key Clab are willing to risk their money in the belief that the recreation and pleasure to be d. rived in seeing hotie-t conle-ts of speed and enilur .•line between horses will attract as large attendance . as baseball, football and other -porting events." The movers in the new racing movement will not be confined to San Francisco. Messrs. George Wingfield. A K. Macomhci. John H. Uo— . I i Edgar Ken-haw. A. It. Spieckel-. harles W. Clark, Walter Ibipee. James It. Smith. QeOTgU T. Fuller, ll.ib.rt Fleis, ldiaker. Francis arolan. J. V. March bank. Frank .1. Kelley of Chicago and other inllti men of the stale are deeply inter, -ted and in accord with Rudolph Spi.-.kcls. The la terpen tori of the Iacific Ceest Jockey Clah aie Rudolph and Adolnh B. Spreckela and Herbert Fiei-chha ker. The latter is a San Fran eisco banker and the owner or" the late Governor and Senator Leland Stanfords horse breeding estate at Pahl Alto. Cat. It is certain that no effort will be made for legislation in racings favor. As the plans go the sport will have no need of it. lolil ieiatis and racing iki not mix in Ca-lifornia any better than in other states. They did much to cripple it after Tom Williams reagn and aided in his fall. Of coi:i-e. there will be licttiiig ahead racing when it conu-But it will be legal betting between individual-such as rules on the New York cour-e- and which has -tood the legal te-t through many court-. « v

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