Bay Meadows Seeks Fall Racing Dates: Make Plans for Fifty-Day Meeting--02,100 Raised For War Relief This Spring, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-17


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Bay Meadows Seeks Fall Racing Dates DatesMake Make Plans for FiftyDay Meeting 102100 Raised For War Relief This Spring SpringSAN SAN MATEO Calif May 15 The Cali ¬ fornia Jockey Club which realized 102100 for War Relief during the two recent spring sessions of 25 days each hopes to do bet ¬ ter this fall if it obtains permisison to race A meeting of 50 days is being planned with the opening tentatively set for some time in late September Ideal weather prevails in the Bay area during the autumn months and a good class of horses would be at ¬ tracted by the lengthy meeting meetingIf If the bill which was recently introduced by State Senator Harry Parkman of San Mateo and which has passed the senate and assembly is signed by GoVi Earl C Warren the California Jockey Club would be entitled to another 60 days of racing this year plus charity days Heretofore Bay Meadows was allotted 40 days plus charity days and Tanforan in the same county as San Mateo a like number of days Tan ¬ foran is not available for the sport this season however and the measure was in troduced to enable San Mateo County to have its 80 racing days and 20 additional days exclusive of the charity days for the i duration of the war warTracks Tracks in Bay District DistrictPreviously Previously the Bay district which takes in the Golden Gate track at Albany in the East Bay area was permitted 120 days of racing each year plus the charity days al ¬ lotted Naturally the great majority of patrons for all three tracks were drawn from San Francisco which is not located in either county in which the tracks are situated Therefore it would seem to fol ¬ low that if Golden Gate was not in readi ¬ ness to apply for dates this year some sort of move might be made by some organiza ¬ tions to have those dates switched to Bay Meadows although it is unlikely they would be accepted by the California Jockey Club due to the fact thejt would prolong a fall meeting to too great an extent extentMany Many are of the opinion that 50 days of racing in spring and 50 days in fall plus time as Tanforan and Golden Gate are in a position to resume would be an ideal setup for the northern California sector the spring meeting to be before the larger tracks in the East got under way and the fall session when racing at the majority of the eastern and midwestern tracks had about reached its conclusion conclusionUnder Under the above plan the track manage ¬ ment would be enabled to provide enough stakes and handicaps of sufficient value to attract good horses and could continue with its 1000 minimum purse policy with ¬ out fear of going into the red redOf Of course there is no assurance either from the army command or the California Horse Racing Board that permission will be given for a fall session at the Kyne track and the California Jockey Club has not made application as yet but it is fairly cer ¬ tain that they will do so within the next month

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