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j I | i WASHINGTON PARK PURSES. Along in the early 90s Washington Park purses were of a value to make the average turfmans mouth water, when compared with similar offerings of the present day on Western tracks. Then the Washington Park purses ranged from 00 to .SI ,500. and t lie owner who could not land stakes could still win comforting money if his horses could capture a fair -hare of theordinary pur-es. It is Secretary Howards liberal purpose to work back to the old standard of values offered and to this end the program book, now in press, shows that at the coming Washington Park meeting the ordinary purses will range from .#500 to #800, while the over-night handicaps will be for the generous sum of #1,000. This cheerful information cannot fail to interest Western turfmen who for -ome years past have been forced to run good horses for purses ranging from #200 to #400. It is announced that the purse for the opening mile dash the first day at Washington Park will be 00. It will be for three-year-olds and upward at weight for age and will be an opener in keeping with the traditions of the premier jockey club of the west.