Daily Double to Return At Garden State Meet: Officials Looking forward to Better Season Than Last Year, Daily Racing Form, 1949-05-02


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Daily Double to Return At Garden State Meet Officials Looking Forward to Better Season Than Last Year GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., April 30. — The state of New Jersey, which has been famed for its thoroughbred racing since the days when such greats of the turf as Salvator, Hindoo, Domino, Norfolk and others campaigned at its ninteenth century tracks, enters its ninth year of this modern racing era when this spacious plant opens its gates Tuesday for a 24-day meeting. Garden State Park, the pioneer track in the revival of racing in this, the third smallest of states, will offer six stakes at its spring meeting. No feature will be run until the first Saturday when the Colonial Handicap, a six-furlong feature for fillies and mares will be decided. Garden State Park has followed the trend of other tracks in accord to the public demand, and has reinstated the Daily Double wagering. Devotees of this form of betting will have to be at their best to pick the winners on opening day as the first two heats are for maiden two-year -oids. Nominal feature of the day is the Tavistock Purse, a six-furlong dash under allowance conditions. The management is looking forward to a better season than last year when they started early in April and were plagued by constant rain and cold weather. The attendance and mutuel pool showed a resulting decline. This year, with a later start, they are hoping for better figures. Instead of running their complement of days at one full sweep, the 45 days allotted Garden State have been divided and the track will stage a 21 -day fall meeting, with prospects of an extra five days being tacked on at the end, if current plans under consideration in the New Jersey Racing Commission jell.

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