Racelands Program Book: Seven Races Daily with a Number of Special Features Promise some Excellent Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-21


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RACELANDS PROGRAM BOOK Seven Races Daily With a Number of Special Features Promise Some Excellent Sport. ASHLAND, Ky., June 20.— The program book for the first seven days of the inaugural race meeting at Raceland, the splendid new track in Greenup county, Kentucky, near to Ashland and Russell and Greenup, and just Mm the river from Ironton, Ohio, has been distributed to horsemen. The meeting is to open Thursday, July 10, and continue twenty-one days, closing Saturday. August 2. The second program book, which will be issued during the first week of the meeting, will be for the second seven days, ar.d the third book, which will come out during the second week of racing, will be for the third week, that is to say the third seven days. The making of the program is the work of judge William H. Shelley, and it is in his usual excellent style. There are to be seven races daily, and the conditions are so written that good contests are assured throughout. During the first seven days the distribution to horsemen will total the handsome sum of 1,600. this money being added by the Tri-State Fair and Racing Association. The distances of the races range from five-eighths to one mile and a quarter. The feature for the opening day will be the Ashland Handicap, sweepstakes for threo-year-olds and over at one mile and an eighth, with ,000 added. On this day also will bo the Riverton Purse, for two-year-olds ; the Hotel Mailing PursL for three-year-olds and over, and the Olive Hill Purse, for two-year-olds, and three claiming races. The Chinnville Purse of ,000 will be the feature for the second day, when also the Worthington Purse and the Wurtland Purse will be run. The Irontonia Stakes, ,000 added, for two-year-olds, five and one-half furlongs, will be the feature of the third day — the first Saturday of the meeting. There are some corking good ones in this race, including the five-times winner Reputation and the wonderful filly. Sweep lark, as well as a number of other winners. The Russell Handicap and the Big Sandy Purse will also be run on the third day. Features for the succeeding four days are: July 14, the Huntington Purse, Morehead Purse and Hotel Ventura Purse; July 15, the Catlettsburg Handicap. Grande Vista Purse, Misses Purse; July 16, the Charleston Handicap, Hitchcns Purse and Hanging Rock Purse, and July 17, the Portsmouth Purse, the Hotel Frederick Claiming Handicap and the Grayson Purse. The Racfland Derby. ,000 added, for three-year-olds, cne mile and a quarter, which has Black Gold. Chilhowee, Altiwood, Happy Thoughts and eighteen others for eliglbles. will b I run Saturday, July 19, and the Greenup Handicap, hB,000 add d. for two-year-olds, with fifty eligibles, will be the feature of the closing day. August 2. The indications are that Racdmnd will have the greitest inaugunl me ting that has ever been enjoyed by an American race course. a

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