First Suffolk Book Issued for Meet Opening Monday, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-07


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i ; ; I , First Suffolk Book Issued For Meet Opening Monday BOSTON. Mass.. June 6. — Condition books covering the opening 10 days of Suffolk Downs 54-day meeting, June 11 through August 11. have been distributed among horsemen. Monday will mark the start of the eleventh season of thoroughbred horse racing under the Suffolk Downs banner and the management this year will be in the capable hands of Allen J. Wilson, widely-known Boston businessman and sportsman. Affiliated with him in the conduct of the local track is Edward F. Goode. treasurer. Racing secretary Charles J. McLennan has written a high purse distribution into his first book, starting with a ,600 minimum purse and with daily features graduating upwards to ,500. The opening-day. • card will feature the ,000 Governors Handicap, at a mile, a race which closed on Saturday with a record-breaking number of nominations. Only three of the eight races carry the minimum claiming purse, however, with the other events valued at ,000. Also programmed during the opening week is the ,000 Bunker Hill Handicap, at one mile, for three-year-olds and up-, ward, to be decided on the first Saturday, June 16. Entries for this event will close on Saturday. June 9. The Boston Handicap, at six furlongs, secondary feature to the Bunker Hid, is worth ,500.

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