Gottstein Offers to Run 100 Pct. War Relief Meet: Longacres Willing to Forego All Profits If Dates Are Granted, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-13


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Gottstein Offers to Run 100 Pet War Relief Meet MeetLongacres Longacres Willing to Forego All Profits If Dates Are Granted GrantedSEATTLE SEATTLE Wash May 12 At a meet ¬ ing of the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association here last night Joseph Gottstein president of the Wash ¬ ington Jockey Club offered to facilitate a request for opening of the Longacres race track by stating the jockey club will operate its proposed meeting with all profits going to war relief charities charitiesThe The offer for an allout 100 per cent charity race program without parallel in racing history was made at an indignation meeting of the Washington Breeders Association inspired by the refusal of the racing commission to grant a permit to operate the track The breeders who are vitally interested in seeing racing continue in the state will renew their demands for a breeder representative on the racing board as the law requires and will also demand that a new hearing be held fol ¬ lowing the appointment of the breeder commissioner commissionerMany Many horsemen breeders civic and county officials expressed opinions and facts which refuted reasons advanced by the racing commission why the license for the Longacres meeting was not granted grantedProminent Prominent among them was Dr Millard T Nelsen who recently resigned as chair ¬ man of the racing commission Doctor Nelsen said When I was a member of the commission it was my understanding Continued on Page Seven Gottstein Offers to Run 100 Pet War Relief Meet MeetLongacres Longacres Willing to Forego All Profits If Dates Are Granted GrantedContinued Continued from Page One Onethat that the state having legalized racing merely gave the commission powers to supervise the sport to regulate it The problems of transportation and housing were to be dealt with by federal author ¬ ities and we had little to do after the federal boards had expressed no objection to racing We merely approved dates ap ¬ pointed officials and saw that the meeting was properly conducted I sincerely hope that the Longacres problem will be fully understood eventually by the racing com ¬ mission and that the current situation can be ironed out I consider Gottsteins offer to operate his track without profit to him ¬ self or his stockholders and solely for war agencies the most generous in the history of American racing A committee of breeders will be named by president Glenn W Granger of the Washington Breeders Association to re ¬ new their demands for representation on the racing board and to assist in the formulation of plans for the allcharity turf program

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