Long Detroit Meet Opens on Saturday: Will Distribute Record Sum of ,754,500 during Eighty-Five-Day Season, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-11


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_ Long Detroit Meet ] Opens on Saturday i Will Distribute Record Sum of ,754,500 During Eighty-Five-Day Season DETROIT, Mich., June 9. — A total of ,754,500, the greatest outlay in its history, will be distributed among horsemen during the Detroit Racing Associations 85-day meeting, opening next Saturday at I the State Fair Grounds. In an effort to j attract a superior class of runners to Detroit, the association will offer four 5,000 | i purses, 13 0,000 purses, and 15 ,500 purses during the extended meeting. Mini- | mum purses will be ,500. in addition to j 1 50 purses of ,000, 50 of ,500, and 115 of t ,000 each. At least one purse of ,000 I will be offered daily during the meeting, ! ] concluding September 22. j j , Three liberally endowed stakes will be ! offered on opening day. They are the ] 0,000 Boots and Saddle Handicap, ,500 j Man o War Handicap, and a special event embracing a ,000 purse. i Highlights of Meeting . Highlights of the meeting are the 5,000 j Governors Handicap, on July 14; 5,000 i , Frontier Handicap, on August 11, and the | j J 5,000 La Salle Handicap, on September L 15. The remaining 5,000 stake, the Turf j Handicap, will be staged on July 28, over i the grass course. Handicaps of 0,000 will | be staged on the July 4 and Labor Day j j . holidays. Additional 0,000 events are the j _ Whip and Spurs Handicap, on June 23; j" Cadillac Handicap, on June 30; Motor City Handicap, on July 7; Marie Guyon Hand-:, icap, on July 21; Flying Colors Handicap, on August 4; Sport of Kings Handicap, on August 18; Test Handicap, on August 25; • Sir Gallahad III. Handicap, on September 1; Champ Handicap, on September 8, and Godolphin Handicap, on September 22. George W. Lewis, general manager of the Detroit Racing Association, voiced extreme confidence that the liberal outlay will serve to attract to Detroit the finest class of runners in its history. He said: "Our liberal purse distribution, as well as numerous trainers awards, should aid us greatly in getting many new stables here, also some extremely strong ones. We are also increasing jockey fees, making it mandatory for them to receive 10 per cent of j all purses of ,000 or more. This, together j with the 10-pound apprentice allowance instead of the customary five, should bring j some of the best of the riders here, especially top apprentices." Twilight racing again will be in effect at Detroit, except on Saturday and holidays, when post time will be set at 2:15 p. m. Post time for the twilight programs will be 4:30 p. m.

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