Saratoga Stake Closing: Secretary Schaumburg Pleased with Early Response of Horsemen to Spa Offerings, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-10


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SARATOGA STAKE CLOSING Secretary Schaumburg Pleased With Early Response of Horsemen to Spa Offerings. NEW YORK, N. Y., March 9. Secretary Schaumburg is busy these days with tho advance guard of the entries of the Saratoga Association that are due to close on Monday, March 10. From present indications, the total will be equal to.that of 192.1. Nominations come from all parts of the United States and Canada and the outlook: for a big season at the Spa is as good as1 at any time since "William C. "Whitney and his associates asstimed the control of the j plant and pledged themselves to spend any surplus after tho payment of a modest dividend in stake and purse offerings and the improvement of the property. How well that promise has been kept by President Wilson and those interested in the management at this day is shown by the increase in value of the fixtures and overnight races; as well as in the development of the property until it is almost unrivalled in its beauty and completeness of detail. The geographical position of Saratoga Springs makes it unique among New York race tracks. In many ways the sport at that point has a distinctive quality, its patronage largely oeing recruited from the ranks of those who see races at no other point. Some are vacationists from distant parts of the country, but a large proportion come from Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Amsterdam, Glen Falls and other cities and towns within easy distance of Saratoga Springs by train or motor. A glimpse of the entries already in hand show that the west will have as strong a hand as ever this year and that eastern horses will have to battle for every cent of the prize money that is offered for the twenty-six-day period that jfnls in the season between the closing of tne Empire City summer meeting and the opening of the autumn season at Belmont Park. I

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