Gambling Bill Opposed by Pacific Coast Jockey Club, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-27


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GAMBLING BILL OPPOSED BY PACIFIC COAST JOCKEY CLUB 3 SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., July 26. The recently !- formed Pacific Coast Jockey Club, j which will conduct horse racing on the old Tanforan track here, has started a campaign against the initiative measure known " as the "horse racing with gambling bill," which will appear on the November ballot, it t was officially announced today by the club. The clubs announcement issued by Howard r- Spreckels, secretary, said in part: "It is the aim of the Pacific Coast Jockey y Club to promote clean sport for the people e and to encourage breeding of thoroughbred !1 horses in California. It is the opinion of the Pacific Coast Jockey Club that the adoption of the horse racing with gambling bill would seriously interfere with these high aims and that it would again bring horse racing into disrepute in this state. Those who are connected with our organization are moved by a desire to restore horse racing on a legitimate basis as a public benefit" A. B. Spreckels, sugar magnate, is president of the club ; his brother, Rudolph Spreckels, financier, is vice-president and Herbert Fleishhacker, financier, treasurer. Thomas Fortune Ryan of New York is a stockholder in the club.

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