Boost Breeders Futurity Value to 5,000 Added: Payments on Keeneland Race due Today; Alcibiades Entries Close, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-16


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i ; ! ? e a s _ g t f s - s s _ v ; e Boost Breeders Futurity Value to 5,000 Added Payments on Keeneland Race Due Today; Alcibiades Entries Close LEXINGTON, Ky., June* 14.— The 1952 Breeders Futurity, to be run October 26 at Keeneland, will carry an added value of 5,000, track manager W. T. Bishop said today. This is the fifth year in a row the management of the non-profit course has increased the purse for the annual two-; year-old fixture. When the event originally closed Sep- tember 15, 1950, the conditions called for the association to add 0,000. But the publics fine support during the last few years has enabled the track each year to increase the races value. In 1948, 1949, 1950 and 1951, Keeneland doubled the an- nounced values, making each of them 0,000 added affairs. This year the purse has been raised another ,000 to make it the richest renewal since the Futurity was re-established at Keeneland in 1938. Among its winners since then have been such racers as Johnstown, Whirlaway, Devil Diver, Olympia, Oil Capitol,, Big Stretch and last year, Alladier. To remain eligible for the 1952 running, a payment of 0 is due Monday. Also closing Monday are nominations for Keenelands new fall stakes, the 5,000 added Alcibiades Stakes. For two-year-old fillies, the seven-furlong affair will be run the Saturday preceding the Breeders Futurity.

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