Winn is Confident Racing Will Reach Its War Goal: Even Sees Possibility of More than ,000,000 Being Raised, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-26


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Winn Is Confident Racing Will Reach Its War Goal Even Sees Possibility of More Than ,000,000 Being Raised CRETE, 111., May 25. Discussing the turfs plan to contribute ,000,000 to War Relief agencies during the current year, Col. Matt J. Winn, executive director of Lincoln Fields, said today that he has no doubt that at least that sum will be raised and it might be exceeded. His prediction is based on the splendid start racing has made in this direction and on the premise that all scheduled major meetings can be carried out as planned. Lincoln Fields last Saturday announced a contribution of 0,000 to these organizations and the intention to invest another 0,000 in War Bonds. "Racing has a definite obligation to the national war effort," Colonel Winn said, "and there is no question that it will not fail of its duty. The turf committee directing this work is doing a thorough and energetic job and when the season is over it will be to the credit of racing that every track will have contributed its part in accordance with its ability to do so." If the ,000,000 goal is not achieved through some reverses not now foreseen, Colonel Winn said that the more successful racing organizations might stretch their self-imposed quotas to meet the difference. "We at Lincoln Fields," Colonel Winn continued, "would be willing to do so in such a circumstance and I am sure the same can be said of the managements of other tracks having successful meetings." Lincoln Fields checks representing the tracks gift of 0,000 to War Relief agencies will be presented here Saturday, Decoration Day, by Stuyvesant Peabody, president of the association.

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