Tanforan Spring Meeting: Jockey Club Approves Dates from April 26 to May 18, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-20


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TANFORAN SPRING MEETING . Jockey Club Approves Dates From April 26 to May 18 Racing to Be Held on Sundays With Off Day on Monday Plan to Distribute 3,000. 1 SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Feb. 19. Tan-forans spring race meeting, under the auspices of the Pacific Coast Jockey Club, will start Saturday, April 26, and close Sunday, May IS. It will be a twenty-day meeting, as herto-fore announced, with racing on Sundays and Monday of each week scheduled as a day of rest. This was formally decided at a meeting of the executive committee of the Jockey Club, at which A. B. Spreckels, Rudolph Spreckels and Howard Spreckels, secretary, together with John D. Stelling, general manager of the track. Herbert Fleischhacker, the other member of the committee, is in the East on a business trip and therefore could net be present. Manager Stelling submitted his program for the meeting and his plans were approved in their entirety. Including special stake events and purse races, approximately 3,000 will be distributed among the horsemen during the twenty days of racing. There will be special stake events on "Wednesday and Sunday of each week, with possibly an extra event for the Saturday program. The money end to the horsemen will approximate ,000 per day. Stelling is unable at present to make any definite announcement as to his stake program, but expects that it will be ready for publication within a week. Just what these stakes will be named and the value of each are among the conditions yet to be determined. It goes almost without saying that this will be another "betless" meeting. "We will proceed along the same lines as at the inaugural meeting," declared manager Stelling. "The law does not countenance betting and we will use every effort to see the full letter of the law complied: with As was the case last fall, we will make it our business to see to it there is no wagering at the track." Stelling says also that he expects to announce his complete list of officials shortly. In all probability there will be compai-atively few changes, if any, but the personnel will not be published until acceptances have been received. It is known, however, that Robert Leigh ton, racing secretary, will return. Already, according to the management, Tanforan has received applications for 315 stalls for the coming meeting, chiefly from horsemen who were here last fall. Stelling plans to leave shorlly for Tijuana to get into touch with some of the higher class stables there in an effort to persuade them to enter at Tanforan. The Tijuana course announced 100 days of racing or more. If the Tijuana meeting closes with 100 days of racing it will mean the end of racing .some time in April. If Coffroth and his associates should decide, i as they have on other occasions, to extend i the meeting there would naturally be a conflict in dates.

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