Dates For West Virginia: Huntington Meeting May 16 to May 31--,000 Added Derby--Expect Pari-Mutuel Law., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-23


view raw text

DATES FOR WEST VIRGINIA Huntington Meeting May 16 to toMay May 31 5000 Added Derby Expect PariMutuel Law LOUISVILLE Ky January 22 J F Peck Louisville business man and racing enthusiast who promoted the TriState Fair Association and built a 500000 plant at Huntington W V has announced the West Virginia Derby of an added value of 5000 as the big racing event of the 1923 West Vir ¬ ginia meeting meetingRacing Racing is scheduled to start at Huntington this year May 1C and will continue until May 31 The West Virginia Derby will be run on either May 1C the opening day or on May 19 the same afternoon the Kentucky Derby will be decided decidedAt At the present time a bill is pending be ¬ fore the West Virginia legislature providing for the appointment of a Racing Commission In many details the bill is similar to the law now governing racing in Kentucky Every indication points to Uie passage of the bill among the chief sponsors being Governor Morgan who unhesitatingly states that rac ¬ ing properly conducted should meet with no opposition oppositionDuring During the 1022 fall meeting at Hunting ton 83000 persons passed through the gates during the six days of sport sportMr Mr Peck will return to Huntington in a few days to spend the remainder of the win ¬ ter there

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1923012301_1_4
Library of Congress Record: