See Upswing At Longacres: Bad Weather Affects First Three Days of Racing at Popular Seattle Course., Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-21


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SEE UPSWING AT LONGACRES LONGACRESBad Bad Weather Affects First Three ThreeDays Days of Racing at Popular PopularSeattle Seattle Course SEATTLE Wash June 20 Although rain and a resulting heavy track put a damper on the first three days of the Washington Jockey Clubs summer meeting which opened here last Friday at Longacres Wil ¬ liam James secretary of the state racing commission stated today he was confident that a decided uptrend can be expected this year in Washington WashingtonOne One of the youngest and most competent officials on the American turf secretary James has reached into the figures of 1933 and 1934 for his facts factsIncreased Increased interest of the fans evidenced by the rise in attendance and the steadily rocketing parimutuel handles since racing was legalized in 1933 coupled with the fact that the industrial and financial structure of the northwest is stronger and more sub ¬ stantial than at any time in the past five years are the main reasons why James pe dicts success for the third summer session of the Washington Jockey Club ClubThoroughbred Thoroughbred racing at Longacres under the direct supervision of the high tribunal of racing in Washington has been produc ¬ tive of excellent revenue to the state stateFrom From the five per cent parimutuel tax from fees obtained for jockeys trainers and other licenses the state of Washington has received the sum of 23616125 in the past two years of racing The greater percentage of this sum is sent into the states oldage pension fund fundJust Just as 1934 saw a rise in gate receipts and parimutuel handle over 1933 so will the amount of money handled at Longacres be greater than 1934s figures James stated

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