Everything is Set for Detroit Meet: Abundance of Horses, with Noticeable Increase in Better Type Performers, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-13


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Everything Is Set For Detroit Meet Abundance of Horses, With u f: Noticeable Increase in M Ml Better Type Performers J DETROIT. Mich.. June 12.— With Saturdays opening of the Detroit Racing Asso- R ciations 85-day meeting practically at $ hand, the local Fair Grounds course is in thorough readiness, not only in appearance but also with an over-abundance of horses. y This years large thoroughbred colony, in- ,. eluding a noticeable increase in the better type* performers, was attracted by the generous purse distribution. A daily prize money average of 0,630 will prevail with T the minimum purse set at ,500. a boost over last years lowest valuation. I. , As an incentive in each case, awards to v trainers and jockeys will be continued. This practice has contributed much to interesting racing. In fact, so much so. that for the f impending session the management has increased the prizes. Presented on the basis I of a contest, each 10 days the trainer hav- T ing the most points will receive 00: 00 for second, and 00 for third, with the same applying to jockeys. Scores are de- G teimined on points, four for each winner. F two for second, and one for third position. In addition to trainer and jockey bonuses, awards will also be given to non-winning „ jockeys. 00 prize having been set for the first winner and another 00 to the trainer of the horse piloted by the rider: and be- S sides, the management will pay 00 to any jockey riding three winners in an afternoon and 00 more for each other sue- cessful mount. Opportunities for All Classes Prominent performers, that is. entertain- « ers from the stakes ranks, and their "poor relation.- the rugged campaigners from the S claiming category, have much to gain from S the session. In all 348 races carrying purses f of ,500 each will be contested and these are for the lower level platers. . For higher bracketed horses there are j 117 opportunities ranging from ,000 to 5,000. In the latter respect are four fea- 1 tures well known to this racing sector. First I on the agenda is the six furlongs Governors Handicap, which is to be renewed Saturday. July 14. It is for three-year-olds and older . as is the remaining trio which includes the Turf Handicap at one mile on the grass and j to be offered Saturday, July 28: the popular Frontier Handicap at a mile and one-eighth, and the LaSalle Handicap at six furlongs and an event for the program of Saturday, September 15. The Frontier is the best known of the high valued prizes. Originally a feature of the Highland Park track where its initial running in 1902 went to St. Hera, it has undergone a succession of transfers. It was offered at Windsor from 1906 to 1927 ■ and run at Devonshire in 1929. Following establishment of the sport at the present local track it was put up for the first time l in 1937 and was captured by Infantry. Last I years renewal went to Brown Hotel Stables Seven Hearts. Indications are that many of the last years important performers and others that have reached prominence since then will • be on hand Saturday.

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