Narragansett Schedules Nine Stakes: 5,000 Special Sept. 18 Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-24


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Narragansett Schedules Nine Stakes 5,000 Special Sept. 18 Feature Forty-Two Day Meet Opens On Aug. 9 With Pawtucket Handicap Headline Event PAWTUCKET, R. I., June 23.— At a meeting of the board of directors of Narragansett Racing Association, Inc. and attended by all nine members, it was unanimously voted to approve president James E. Dooleys plans for the operation of the autumn meeting at Narragansett Park, which opens on August 9 and will continue through 42 racing days until September 25. With slight variations, Gansetts stake schedule will be listed the same as in 1942, with the famous Narragansett Special heading the list and set for decision on September 18. There will be nine stakes in all; one scheduled for opening day, Monday, August 9, one for Labor Day, September 6, the others to be decided on the Saturdays during the meeting. Where the schedule differs slightly from last year, is that the mid-week attractions will not be listed on the stake schedule, but will be written and handled as overnight events. These races will be for ,500 purses and conditions will be formulated within the discretion of racing secretary Robert S. Shelley. Minimum Purses of ,100. Minimum purses for the meeting will be ,100, with other purses every day ranging through ,200, ,300, ,400, ,500 and ,600. A slight change will be made in the ratio of division of the purses for the various finishing positions, making an increased share for the owner of the second horse, with smaller increases for the winner and third. The complete stake schedule follows: Pawtucket Handicap — Aug. 9, ,000 added, three-year-olds and upward, six furlongs. King Philip Handicap — Aug. 11, ,000 added, three-year-olds and upward, one mile and a sixteenth. Jeanne DArc Stakes — Aug. 21, ,000 added, two-year-olds, fillies, six furlongs. New England Oaks— Aug. 28, 0,000 added, three-year-olds, fillies, one mile and a si: teenth. Mary Dyer Handicap — Sept. 4, ,000 added, three-year-olds and upward, fillies and mares, one mile and a sixteenth. James H. Connors Memorial Stakes — Sept. 6. 0,000 added, two-year-olds, six furlongs. James C. Thornton Memorial Handicap —Sept. 11, ,000 added, three-year-olds and upward, six furlongs. Narragansett Special — Sept. 18, 5,000 added, three-year-olds and upward, one mile and three-sixteenths. Governors Handicap — Sept. 25, ,000 added, three-year-olds and upward, one mile and 70 yards.

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