Englands New Program of Racing: Twenty-Eight Days Allotted to Newmarket and Twelve to Tracks Elsewhere, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-22


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ENGLANDS NEW PROGRAM OF RACING. Twenty-Eight Days Allotted to Newmarkot and Twolve to Tracks Elsewhere. General satisfaction .is expressed on every hand at the governments decision, to allow racing to bo resumed at the earliest possible moment, and tlie concession of 40 days between how and the end of tlie season is looked unon as greater than was anticipated. Tlie amount sanctioned now is really more than was allowed by Sir Albert Stanley In February last. It will be remembered that on that occasion 13 meetings, extending over 45 days, were granted to the Jockey Club, witli the proviso that all should take .place at Newmarket, the question of other localities being left in abeyance. The fixtures arranged then were as follows: Craven Meeting 3 days April 17, 18 19 First Spring 4 days May 1. 2, 3, 4 Second Spring 3 days May 15, 10, 17 First Extra Meeting 3 days May 29, 30, 31 Second Extra Meeting 3 days June 12, 13. 14 First July 4 days . ..July 3, 4, 5 G Second July 3 days July 17. 18. 19 Third Extra Meeting 3 days ..July 31, Aug. 1, 2 Fourth Extra Meeting 3 days ....Aug. 14, 15. 10 September Meeting 4 days , Sept. 4, 5, 0, 7 First October 4 days Oct. 2. 3. 4, 5 Second October 4 days .... Oct. 10, 17, 18. 19 Houghton 4 days Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1, 2 Provision of New "Dates. The first two meetings were duly held, but before the First Spring fixture came up for decisioii, word was received by the Jockey Club that racing must cease after it. Accordingly, thirty-eight days were lost, but the concession now of forty days amply atones for that, and the intimation also that meetings at other places than headquarters can be arranged at tlie "discretion of tlie stewards of the Jockey Club was as welcome as it was unexpected. At their meeting at Derby House yesterday, tlie Jockey Club arranged a provisional list of fixtures for Newmarket as follows: July Meeting 3 days , July 17, IS, 19 First Extra Meetihg 3 days... July 31, Aug. 1, 2 Second Extra Meeting 3 days -Aug. 14, 15, 1 Third Extra Meeting 3 days ....Aug. 2S, 2!. 30 Fourth Extra Meeting 4 days . ..Sept, 11, 12, 13, 14 Fifth Extra Meeting 3 days Sept. 25, 2i, 27 First October Meeting 3 days Oct. 9, 10, 11 Second October Meeting 3 days... Oct. 23, 24, 25 Houghton Meeting 3 days Nov. C, 7, 8 Manchester Applies for Dates. It will be noted that of the original list tlie Second Spring, First Extra, Second Extra, and First July ineetings have been lost, and various alterations have been made in the dates of those left. There will now bo racing in alternate weeks at headquarters, taking up 28 days, the remaining 12 days being allotted to the provinces. AH the meetings except the Fourth Extra, beginning on Sept. 11, are confined to three days, each commencing on a Tuesday. With regard to the districts in which racing may be arranged in the provinces, the stewards have a difficult task in front of .them. The Manchester Racecourse Company have announced their intention of applying immediately for permission to hold a meeting there, and doubtless other executives will follow suit, if they have not already done so. This, however, is a matter which can well be left to the stewards, who will no doubt give careful consideration to all claims laid before them. London Sporting Life.

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