Longacres Track Prepared: Install Fifty-Two Hancock Pari-Mutuel Machines--Every Available Stall Now Occupied., Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-11


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LONGACRES TRACK PREPARED Install FiftyTwo Hancock Pari Mutuel Machines Every Avail ¬ able Stall Now Occupied SEATTLE Wash June 10 Some of the finest thoroughbred runners on the western turf will start in the Inaugural Handicap a five and onehalf furlong sprint for three yearolds and upwards featured race on the opening day card at Longacres race track June 14 14With With the track in lightning fast condition trainers of the handicap eligibles now sta ¬ bled at Longacres are confident they can have their speedy chargers ready to try for the 1000 added money offered in the In ¬ augural Handicap HandicapSecretary Secretary Webb Everett of the Washington Jockey Club opened his office for registra ¬ tions on Friday and stated that with the track in fast condition for training the own ¬ ers should have little difficulty in getting their horses ready for the opening days eightrace program programThe The policy of the Washington Jockey Club this season will be to have eightrace cards on Saturdays Sundays and holidays with sevenrace programs on the week days Opening exceptionAn Day will be the only exception An innovation at Longacres this year will be the parimutuel machines Following through with their statement made at the close of the 1934 meeting president Joseph Gottstein of the Washington Jockey Club and his associates have secured fiftytwo Hancock parimutuel machines Fifty of these will be installed in the main line of betting under the grandstand and in the clubhouse line and will be ready for oper ¬ ation Tuesday morning morningThe The Hancock machines work on the cash register principal They differ from what is known as the Australian totalizator only inasmuch as there is no electrically con ¬ trolled odds board to indicate the amount of money bet on each horse horseThe The machines will be electrically con ¬ trolled from the stewards pagoda and will be automatically locked as soon as the horses leave the barrier

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