Increase In Purses At Gravesend., Daily Racing Form, 1907-05-16


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INCREASE IN PURSES AT GRAVESEND. New York, May 15. — The Brooklyn Jockey Clubs program book for the spring racing at Gravesend shows that there will be no race for a purse of less than ,000. and in twenty-four of these overnight races the added money amounts to ,200. Two will pay ,500. Seventy-six over-night races are offered at Gravesend for the two meetings, with a total value of 1,000. The stakes, large and small, of course, are worth a great deal more than that sum. .With 1,000 to run for the small horseman will have better than an average chance to make both ends meet. The attendance at Gravesend this spring will be so heavy President Dwyer will undoubtedly distribute more money during the autumn meeting, although the attendance in the fall is not generally as good as in the spring. Friends of the amiable boss of Gravesend and Aqueduct do not, however, fear that he will bankrupt himself. The Brighton management has already decided to raise purses at the Beach, and it is now up to the Westchester Association to drop into line.

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