Colonel Winn Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Today: Looks for Large Expansion of Racing during Post-War Period, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-30


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! Colonel Winn Celebrates , • : His 82nd Birthday Today Looks for Large Expansion of Racing During Post-War Period Col. Matt J. Winn, president of the American . Turf Association, who today is j celebrating his 82nd birthday, looks for the i continued operation of racing in this ; | country for the wars duration, and an ex-, panded industry after it is over. The ex- ■ ecutive head of Lincoln Fields and Churchill [ Downs, who has watched the sports advancement over a period of more than 50 i years, believes new territories will be opened [ for racing after the war in response to the | demand of a public that annually is taking a greater interest in the thoroughbred. "While war-time restrictions are being I felt and more changes affecting racing and other activities may come, depending on the tide of battle, I believe the industry will get through the duration alright." Colonel Winn said, "and reach the post-war period equipped to make advancing strides." Colonel Winn, who has been a prime mover in raising more than ,000,000 for I I War Relief at tracks all over the country, I said that he is confident that this seasons i | contributions will again represent a high percentage of racings profits and perhaps equal, if not exceed, what was raised last I year. The veteran racing executive, hale and hearty for all his years, will observe his birthday today with his family and then will make preparations to leave Sunday for New York where he plans to remain until I about September. He will be at Jamaica for the running of the Butler Handicap, a week from Saturday. The race honors the memory of Colonel Winns late friend, James Butler, with whom he was associated in the opening of the Empire City track. Colonel Winn has not missed this race since its inception. Monday William Woodward, chairman of The Jockey Club and master of Belair Stud, stopped off in Chicago to visit with Colonel I Winn. Woodward was on his way from New York to Seattle to see his son.

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