New York Racing Assured: Dates Officially Announced For Resumption Of Sport In The East.; Racing to Be Conducted for Eighteen Days at Belmont Park, Beginning on Memorial Day--Meetings Scheduled for Jamaica and Saratoga., Daily Racing Form, 1913-04-05


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NEW YORK RACING ASSURED DATES OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED FOR RESUMP ¬ TION OF SPORT IN THE EAST Racing to Be Conducted for Eighteen Days at Bel mont Park Beginning on Memorial Day Meet ¬ ings Scheduled for Jamaica and Saratoga New York April 4 The long looked for resump ¬ tion of thoroughbred racing on the tracks of New York State will materialize at Uelmout Park on May GO next when the Westchester Uacing Asso ¬ ciation will begin a meeting of eighteen days dura ¬ tion Tht sport will bo conducted three days each week until the eighteen days are completed Then the scene of the sport will shift to the Ja ¬ maica track of the Metropolitan Jockey Club where a program of twelve days will l e carried out After that Saratoga will furnish racing throughout the month AugustAll of August All this was otlicially announced today and it was further stated that autumn meetings will IHJ con ¬ sidered if circumstances warrant such a course It is thought that there will be meetings at Aqueduct an SeptemberThe Empire City in September The stakes for the Belmont Iark meeting will range in value from 2000 to 2500 added money A fund has been arranged for by subscription from which any possible deficit arising from the racing is to be made good It will cover two years and will be known as the Owners Fund The snhscri ers to it include August Belinout Harry Payne Whitney Thomas Fortune Ryan II K Knapp John Sanford Henry T Oxnard James Itntler Joseph K Wlden T U T Wilson Charles Kiihler George 1 Widener Frederick Johnson and others prominent in circlesThe business and financial circles The stake list for the Itelmont Park meeting will include the Metropolitan Handicap Withers Stakes Juvenile Stakes Grand National Steeplechase Bel mont Stakes Empire State Steeplechase Brooklvn Handicap Tolwggan Handicap Great American Stakes Brooklyn Derby Astoria Dinner Stakes Ladies Handicap Brookdalo Handicap TreuiOnt Stakes Independence Steeplechase Carlton Stakes Keene Memorial Stakes and six selling stakes The stakesThe Bel tnon t Stakes as originally framed for this year has been declared off and a stake of lesser value will be In the same name In addition to the stakes enumerated al ove the Jamaica and Saratoga managements will provide some attractive features The program so far arranged provides for fifty five days of racing principally in the months of June AugustNeedless July and August Needless to say there is much rejoicing in tnrf circles tonight among those who have heard tho good news and it is expected that there will be a spontaneous response from horsemen throughout tint country countryThere There has been no racing over the big tracks of New York State since August 31 1910 The Agnew Perkiiis law holding directors of racing associa ¬ tions personally liable for violations of the criminal code governing bookmaking went into effect Sep ¬ tember 1 1910 and the racirig associations decided to close their gates rather than subject their direc ¬ tors to the risk of prosecution for the acts of others over whom they might have no control and of whoso possible violation of the law they might have abso ¬ lutely no knowledge The recent decision of tho Appellate Court in the Paul Shane case by whick oral totting was declared perfectly legal opened the way for the proposed revival of a sport that in its prosperous days easily held first place in the affections of the New York public The Shane case has gone to the Court of Appeals the tribunal of last resort in this state for final review and the presumption is that the announcement of today is based on the opinion of counsel for the various rac ¬ ing associations that it is safe to proceed with the plans that have been formulated for the revival of the sport sportJames James Butler bought today from Dave Holland 500 shares of Aqiiediict track stock The total of the shares is 4000 of which 2200 is in the pos ¬ session of P J Dwyer and his Brooklyn Jockey Club associates The stock today cannot be purchased for less than 100 as the property is so near New York that a realty company was after it to develop for building puriwses The ground is worth a million dollars It Is well understood that the Gravesend track camrot much longer he prevented from being cut up by streets

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