Delaware Begins Series of War Relief Purses: Owner of Winner Selects Agency and Track Makes 0,000 Gift, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-11


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Delaware Begins Series Of War Relief Purses Owner of Winner Selects Agency And Track Makes 0,000 Gift STANTON, Del.. June 9.— War Relief Purse No. 1. first of a series of six such j races, headlines the Delaware Park program for Monday, and the field of 10 I named for it promises to furnish one of the tightest contests of the local meeting. Six of the 10 entrants have been returned winner, either here or at Pimlico this spring while the other four have been close up in recent starts, so that no member of the group can actually be classed as an outsider. The War Relief Purses are arranged by the local management to provide a 0,000 contribution to various agencies engaged in work of this kind. The proviso in each i of the races is that the winning owner ] will have the opportunity of selecting an agency to which the track then contributes 0,000. Delawares state racing law prevents outright contributions by the track to such work but the Bureau of Internal Revenue has approved the plan for having winning . j owners designate such gifts. Opening Bid will be trying for his third straight triumph in the mile and 70-yard headline attraction, and the winners | among his opposition are Satin Nose. Car- . mus. Milcave, High Command, and Horn-blende. The rest of the group is formed : by Wise Advice, Theseus, Squadron and Red Cin. Only one stakes is scheduled this week, i this being the . 500 Polly Drummond, at five furlongs, and limited to two-year-old fillies. A dozen may compete in this juve- j nile fixture, slated for Thursday. Delaware Park will be dark on Saturday, the local management having co- j operated with Pimlicos officials in this matter, thus avoiding opposition to the ; Maryland Jockey Clubs Preakness Day program. Monday. June 18. also will be an off day here but there will be no other interruptions for the remainder of the session, due to close July 4.

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