Suggested Date Schedule, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-07

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1 . i I I , SUGGESTED DATE SCHEDULE. At the postponed meeting of the representatives of the several New York tracks which was held at the Windsor Arcade in New- York City last Friday, a tentative schedule of dates for meetings at different metropolitan tracks is rumored to have been decided ui on as follows: Aqueduct — April 13 to 23. Jamaica — April 24 to May 4. Belmont Park — May ." to 22. Gravesend — May 2." to June 10. Sheepshead Bay — June 11 to 27. Brighton Beach — June 20 to July 21. Saratoga — July 22 to August 12. Kmpire City — August 0 to 20. Sheepshead Bay-August 22 to September o. Gravesend — September 7 to 10. Brichton Beach — September 21 to 26. Belmont Park — September 28 to October 10. Jamaica — October 12 to 23. Aqueduct — October 24 to November 0. Kmpire City — November 7 to 14. The meeting was attended by representatives of all the tracks in the state with the exception of the Empire City track. Mr. Butler was out of the city and did not delegate any one to represent him at the meeting. The dates as suggested gives the Coney Island Jockey Club. Brooklyn Jockey Club and the Westchester Racing Association each twenty-eight days. Brighton Beach Racing Association twenty-six days, the Queens County lackey Club, Metro|Mjlitan Jockey Club and Empire City Trotting Association each twenty days, and the Saratoga Association nineteen days, thirteen of which are free of competition from the Empire City track. ■fee division of time for the early spring mcet-i ■ ings at Gravesend and Belmont Park will be loft for those two associations to decide for themselves. The racing dates named are said to have been assigned ■ to the two tracks, but It has not been decided whether or not there will be split meetings I as there were last year. The necessary surrender of racing days by all of the tracks save Empire City would make some I slight changes in the list of spriug stakes formerly run, and some of the minor ones might be declared I off. It was tin- sense of the meeting to do as well 1 by the Saratoga Association and Empire City tracks ■, as it was possible to do. The fact that the New York race geer wants racing in August was also recognized, and New York would under the sug-gested - plan only be without racing within easy reach for thirteen days this year. Giving the last week of the season to Empire City is commended on all sides in that it is believed 1 thai racing at that track will be much more pleasant t in weather than at any of the Long Island courses.

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