Swope Predicts Big Year: Believes 1935 Will Provide Brilliant Season of Sport for Fans in New York State, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-23


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SWOPE PREDICTS BIG YEAR Believes 1935 Will Provide Brilliant Season of Sport for Fans in -New York State. JAMAICA, N. Y., April 22. "We are on the threshold of what I am certain will prove a tremendously successful year in rac- ing," said Herbert Bayard Swope, chairman of the New York State Racing Commission, Saturday, as the 1935 season was ushered in at the Jamaica track. "My associates, commissioners John Hay Whitney and John Sloan, and the commission steward, -Marshall Cassidy, join me in saying that we are most optimistic in the belief that the finest kind of thoroughbred sport will be provided New York patrons during the 166 days of racing which will carry through the spring, summer and fall of 1935 at Jamaica, Belmont Park, Aqueduct, Empire and Saratoga. "The Jockey Club and racing associations have co-operated with the commission in every possible way, and the spirit of enthusiasm which prevails should reflect itself on the various courses of this state as the season unfolds. "New York is entering its second season under the new deal commission form of racing. The figures of 1934, which in practically every instance were more than double the previous year, speak eloquently of the successful re-birth of racing in New York State, and it is only natual that we should feel elated in having had a hand on the throttle, so to speak. "I repeat now that the commission members will not deviate the smallest fraction of an inch from the path mapped out a year ago in their determination to give New York all that is of the finest in a grand sport. Our platform was then, is still, and will continue to be the public first, which makes the sport possible; then the state, which permits and licenses it; then the horsemen and breeders, who supply the material, and next, the tracks which stage it, and are entitled to a reasonable profit. "Whilethe legislature did not act favorably on the mutuel measure, it did pass amendatory laws which will help the racing commission carry out its policies of giving the people a splendid brand of sport." : :

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