New Mexican Racing Plan: American Capitalists Back Venture for Racing Plant at Matamors near Brownsville, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-23


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NEW MEXICAN RACING PLAN American Capitalists Back Venture for Racing Plant at Mata-moros, Near Brownsville. BALTIMORE, Md., November 22. Gadsden D. Bryan, Jr., and James F. OHara announced today they have sold their controlling interest in the International Jockey Club de Mexico to the Matamoros Jockey Club, a new concern now engaged in constructing a mile track at Matamoros, Mexico, just across the Rio Grande River from Brownsville, Tex. They are represented as officers and directors in the new organization. The Matamoros Jockey Club has obtained 200 acres of land for its track and buildings about four miles west of the business sec-I tions of Brownsville and Matamoros and plans such a plant as will not only provide amply for racing during the winter season but for the many concessions which the broad privileges on the Mexican side of the river will allow the year around. At a recent meeting of the stockholders of the new racing organization F. W. McCain of Shreveport, La., was elected president; G. D. Bryan, Jr., first vice-president; James F. OHara, second vice-president. L. W. Ireland, Buffalo, N. Y., and Manuel Ranmriz, Matamoros, Mexico, will comprise the board of directors with the three ranking officers. The new Mexican track will serve the rich state of Tamaulipas besides the cities of Tampico and Monterey, and the many smaller places. Announcement of the new track will come as a pleasant sprprise to the racing enthusiasts of San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Galveston and numerous other cities of the great .State of Texas. Matamoros is located on the Gulf of Mexico, in the lower Rio Grande valley Hidalgo and Cameron counties known for its fertile soil and its production of citrus fruit. In a recent citrus fruit exposition held by the A. and M. College at Austin, Texas, the lower Rio Grande valley fruit growers were awarded thirty-two blue ribbons, while the California exhibitors captured four. Brownsville has been the Mecca for many excursions and conventions because of its mild winter climate, with an average temperature of CO degrees. It is the farthest south among American cities. The new venture at Matamoros has received the hearty indorsement of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, which at a recent meeting voted to assist the promoters in their project. The consolidation of the International Jockey Club de Mexico and the Matamoros Jockey Club does not mean that racing will not be conducted by the new organization in Mexico City. It is expected that information will be had in the near futui-c regarding dates for racing in the Mexican capital during the winter.

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