Trio of Arlington-Washington Fixtures Increased to 0,000: Stars and Stripes Is One of Handicaps Affected--Offer Five Stakes of That Value, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-07


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Trio of Arlington Washington Fixtures Increased to 50000 Stars ana Stripes Is One of Handicaps Affected Offer Five Stakes of That Value ValueCarrying Carrying out their policy of Bigger Purses for Better Horses the Arlington Park and Washington Park Jockey Clubs have announced increase in stake values which will give Chicago five 50000 races during their 67day combined meeting at the Washington Park course in Homewood from June 21 to September 6 6Benjamin Benjamin F Lindheimer executive di ¬ rector for both organizations announced their decisions to increase the added money in Arlingtons Stars and Stripes Handicap and the Arlington and Washington Park Handicaps from 30000 to 50000 each With the Arlington Classic and the Amer ¬ ican Derby the threeyearold fixtures al ¬ ready carrying 50000 added money the two meetings will present five races offer ¬ ing a total of a quarter of a million dollars in added money moneyThese These and the two Futurities each with 20000 added and a rich sum in nomina ¬ tion and eligibility fees will mean that seven of the major racing events of Amer ¬ ica in 1943 will be decided in Chicago ChicagoRun Run Two Events on Charity Programs ProgramsThe The three events of which added money j value is increased all are for horses three years old and over in the handicap division The distance of the Stars and Stripes is a mile and an eighth and the other two each will be decided at a mile and a quarter The Stars and Stripes will be run on Monday July 5 and the Washington Park Handicap on Labor Day the two big charity days of the meeting The date of the Arlington Handicap is Saturday July 31 Mr Lind ¬ heimer s statement follows followsIn In response to the cooperation that we have received from many of the leading stables of the country in assisting us to present to the racing public the finest in racing the Arlington Park and Washington Park managements have decided to in ¬ crease the added value of the Stars and Stripes Handicap the Arlington Handicap and the Washington Park Handicap to 50000 each Our announced program of stakes and purses the richest in the history of both race tracks we hope adequately rewards the owners of most classes of horses We firmly believe however that our fulfillment of the slogan Bigger Purses for Better Horses will result in presenting to Chicago a racing program that will express our full appreciation to the horsemen and the rac ¬ ing public whose patronage and confidence has assisted in making this situation pos ¬ sible sibleThe The increased purses for this trio of races assure Chicago race fans that they will see the finest horses in America this summer Already Warren Wright owner of Calumet Farm has announced that the worlds champion moneywinner Whirlaway will campaign in Chicago Mrs Albert Sabaths Alsab winner of the 1942 American Derby and who also beat Whirlaway in two of three engagements last year already is training at Washington Park Rounders who beat Whirlaway in the Arlington Han ¬ dicap in 1942 and Valdina Orphan also are on the Chicago scene sceneThe The increased purses are expected to bring to Chicago the other stars in the handicap division which this year seems to be larger and better than in many years These include Bing Crosbys Don Bingo surprise winner of the Suburban Handicap HandicapContinued Continued on Page TwentyEight Boost Value of Three Handicaps to 50000 50000Continued Continued from Page One Stars and Stripes Arlington And Washington Raised 20000 20000at at Belmont and other star performers who have been campaigning in the East such as Market Wise Attention Shut Out Devil Diver Riverland Vagrancy Boysy and many others othersThe The increase in the added money for the three handicaps brings the total of Arling ¬ ton Parks and Washington Parks stakes and purses to 1309900 which with horse ¬ mens fees for the various stakes assures a total distribution of well over 1500000 with a daily average close to 20000 20000The The whole program for the 67day meet ¬ ing is studded with events that will make it worthwhile for the best handicap horses to come to Chicago and campaign here throughout the summer

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