Peace Pact In New England: Rockingham, Narragansett and Suffolk Downs Managements Agree on Division of Dates., Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-11


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PEACE PACT IN NEW ENGLAND Rockingham Narragansett and Suf ¬ folk Downs Managements Agree on Division of Dates SALEM N H May 10 Peace and har ¬ mony will reign on the New England turf front as the result of a threecornered con ¬ ference between the big three of New England racing namely Lou Smith manag ¬ ing director of Rockingham Park Salem Depot New Hampshire Walter E OHara promoter of racing at Narragansett Park and Charles F Adams boss of Suffolk Downs which is being rushed to completion in East Boston and is scheduled to be ready for thoroughbred racing by July 1 but will probably not be inaugurated until the sec ¬ ond week of July in view of last nights conference conferenceGood Good fellowship oozed as the pipe of peace was passed from one to another as the big three reached an agreement which gives Walter OHara sixtyfive days of racing at his Pawtucket R I course which will be divided into three meetings meetingsMr Mr Adams track in East Boston will run two meetings totaling fortyfour days while Lou Smith will entertain race fans for forty three days the first meeting to open Wednesday and run through June 17 and the second meet to open September 16 and continue through October 1 1The The agreement reached at the Copley Plaza last night will extend over a period of two years which covers 1936 Next year however there is to be a complete rear ¬ rangement of dates The schedule which was agreed upon last night will give New England a total of 132 days of racing which is to be divided equally so that the three different interests will each operate a total of fortyfour days The racing time may be divided into two or three short meetings but in all cases avoiding conflicts is to be the chief objective

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