Offers Four ,000 Races: Maple Heights Management Announces Such Contests for Meeting Beginning July 12, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-21


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i i 1 I i . I . i | J I j • • t 1 t OFFERS FOUR ,000 RACES Maple Heights Management Announces Such Contests for Meeting Beginning July 12. CliEVELAND. Ohio. June 20.— The condi- tion book for the first seven days of the nineteen-day summer meeting of the Ohio State Jockey Club, Maple Heights, July 12 to August 2, has been distributed among the horsemen at the various tracks in the United States and Canada, where it has been favorably commented upon by the owners and trainers. The main features are the four ,000 overnight handicaps, which will be decided on the four Saturdays included in the nineteen days racing, which were arranged to take the place of the customary stake programs. General manager S. N. Holman announced that there would be no entrance fe in the big handicaps and horsemen will consequently name as many horses as they like without incurring any forfeits to be weighted by the board of handicappers. When the weights are acceptable owners will declare | before the usual hour for the closing of entries. It is expected that this inducement will bring a superior grade of horses to Maple Heights for the summer meeting. Already manager Holman has the assurances of a number of prominent Blue Grass owners that they will send a division of their stables to Maple Heights for the coming meeting. There will be seven races daily. The purses will range in value from 00 to ,000. Provision is made for every type in the first installment of the book, which contains a number of ,000, ,200 and ,500 handicaps also. The first of the ,000 series will be run on the opening day cf the meet- ing, July 12, and will be for three-year-olds and over, at a mile and seventy yards. En- tries will close Thursday, July 10, and [ weights will be announced the following r morning, when declarations are due. The ; conditions for the remainder of the meeting ; will be framed to suit the horses registered on the grounds. This arrangement makes j for better contention in the races and larger • fields, as it enables the racing secretary to i draw on the active horses in attendance and I eliminates the chances cf substituting races i for unclosed races. ■ ♦ — ■

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