Turfs War Aid Sum at ,000,000; Bushwhacker Triumphs in 1943 Debut: Raise 92,000 Thus Far in 1943; Estimate Belmont, Lincoln Totals Will Be 25,000 And 00,000, Respectively, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-02


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Turfs War Aid Sum at 4000000 Bushwhacker Triumphs in 1943 Debut Raise 792000 Thus Far in 1943 1943Estimate Estimate Belmont Lincoln Totals Will Be 125000 And 100000 Respectively RespectivelyNEW NEW YORK N Y June 1 The Ameri ¬ can turf is establishing a war record of which it may be proud The racegoing public the associations horsemente and breeders organizations and individuals now are the donors of a magnificent total of nearly 4000000 to War Relief and chari ¬ ties since the introduction last spring of a plan for a National Turf Committee for this patriotic purpose purposeThe The thoroughbred sports increasing vogue was reflected in public response to Memorial Day programs when more than 172000 were in attendance at tracks cur ¬ rently in operation despite the inauspicious situation as regards transportation facili ¬ ties Many wagering records were exceeded during the day daySince Since the Turf Committee of America announced a War Relief yield of 3200000 for 1942 racing has contributed an esti ¬ mated 792000 more to the fundr raising the grand total to 3992000 This despite the wars incursions on the number of rac ¬ ing dates during the winter and sprinr seasons seasonsConservative Conservative Approximations ApproximationsThe The total includes approximately 100 000 from Mondays Memorial Day card afc Lincoln Fields meeting which is being con ¬ ducted at Hawthorne in accordance with gas and rubber conservtion programs and an estimated 125000 raised the same afternoon at Belmont Park ParkJohn John Coakley of the organization which staged the war relief days sport at the Westchester Racing Association grounds said this afternoon the exact sum cannot be determined for several days daysBreaking Breaking down statistics on tracks dona ¬ tions in 1943 with conservative approxima ¬ tions of the holiday receipts at Lincoln and Hawthorne they are as follows followsBelmont Belmont Parlc 125000 J JBay Bay Meadows 102000 102000Lincoln Lincoln Fields 100000 100000Sportsmans Sportsmans Park 83000 83000Pimlijo Pimlijo 79000 79000Churchill Churchill Downs 60000 60000Fair Fair Grounds 60000 60000Narragansett Narragansett Park 58000 Keeneland 50000 50000Detroit Detroit 35000 35000Oaklawn Oaklawn Park 29000 29000Beulah Beulah Park 11000 11000Total Total 792000 792000This This recapitulation is exclusive of sums sumsContinued Continued on Page TwentySeven Turfs War Relief Sum Reaches 4000000 4000000Total Total of 792000 Has Been Raised Thus Far This Year YearContinued Continued from Page One Oneraised raised at Charles Town and Wheeling where war relief racing is now in progress also of the Middlebiirg Hunts turnover and Aikens proceeds to the American Red Cross In addition the amount at Keene land probably will be swelled to some 75 000 with the sum derived from its autumn meeting This club will not distribute its gift until after the season seasonBelmont Belmont Parks yield may exceed 125 000 If it reached 155000 this would rep ¬ resent the largest contribution to war relief from a single sporting event The present record is the 154000 attributed to the All Star football game in 1942 1942No No announcement has been made to date from the Metropolitan Jockey Clubs spring meeting at Jamaica The Detroit Fair Grounds is adding gate receipts fromits first four Saturdays and Memorial Day to the general fund pledging 35000 and with excellent prospect its total will reach 50000 50000The The official figures on War Relief con ¬ tributions will be announced within a few days by the Turf Committee of America of which Herbert Bayard Swope is chair ¬ man manThese These more speculative sums would boost the grand total in American racing beyond 4000000 to this point of the 1943 season with seven months of the year remaining remainingIncidentally Incidentally a new record high for the sale of war bonds at a sporting event was attained Memorial Day at Belmont Park when more than a quarter million dollars was thus invested in democracy

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