Detroit Track Issues Statement on Policy: Demand Horsemens Cooperation or Meeting Will be Discontinued, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-26


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I i | j Detroit Track Issues Statement on Policy Demand Horsemens Cooperation Or Meeting Will Be Discontinued DETROIT, Mich., June 25.— The management of the Detroit Racing Association, operators of the current meeting at Fair Grounds, announced today that unless horsemen cooperated in the future there will be no further attempt to continue the meeting. The stance was occasioned by the lack of entries, due to reluctance on the part of horsemen to enter charges, and continuation of late closing of the program. Already the associations officials suspended operations here for one day when, due to entries not being closed at 4 p. m. Thursday for Fridays racing, the latter days program was canceled. At the time it was stated that unless entries closed at the regular hour, 10:30 a. m., further suspension would result. During the first few days of the session entries closed anywhere from 4:30 to 5:30 p. m. The formal announcement to owners and trainers is as follows: "The management is thoroughly disgusted with the lack of cooperation on the part of the horsemen. There are 152 two-year-olds on the grounds, of which only two were entered for Tuesdays races. Therefore, in the future there will be one two-year-old race a week, that on Saturday. All others will be discontinued. "Entries will close at 10:30 a. m. sharp Continued on Page Four Detroit Management Issues Statement on Its Policy Continued from Paae One Tuesday, June 26, for Wednesdays program, and if they do not meet with the approval of the management, no further attempt will be made to continue this meeting. Further decision will be made to the length of time you may occupy your stalls."

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