Distribution of 1,600 during War Relief Meet: First of Six Programs at Downs Richest with Outlay of 8,300, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-04


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, Distribution of 1,600 During War Relief Meet First of Six Programs ar Downs 1 Richest With Outlay of 8,300 LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 3.— Exclusive of subscription and starting fees augmenting the values of three added money events to be run during the period, purse money amounting to 1,600 will be distributed during the week of War Relief and charity racing to be conducted by Keeneland and Churchill Downs at the latter associations track here from April 24 to April 29, inclusive. Top distribution will come on Wednesday, April 26, when the program of eight f races, headed by the 0,000 added Blue Grass Stakes for three-year-olds, will carry 8,300. Featuring the ,000 added Clark Handicap for three-year-olds and upward, the final program of the week will be worth 3,100 to horsemen, while the card ar- J ranged for the second of the six days will carry 2,900. The latter card will feature the ,000 added Lafayette Stakes for juveniles. Other programs will be worth ,100 each. Conditions for all overnight races to be run during the six days were made public J here today. They were written by William H. Shelley, secretary of Churchill Downs, and Fred Burton, who occupies a similar position with Keeneland. No race on any of the programs will be worth less than ,000. Besides the three stakes, many other of the forty-eight events to be run are pat- ■ terned for horses of the highest or near top classifications. The charity week of sport is sandwiched j between, the regular spring meetings of the two associations. I I . __ I l

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