Longacres Makes New Application for Dates: Request Forty-Five Days Sport--State Plans to Aid War Relief, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-02


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Longacres Makes New Application for Dates DatesRequest Request FortyFive Days Sport State Plans to Aid War Relief ReliefSEATTLE SEATTLE Wash June 1 The Wash ¬ ington Jockey Club of which Joseph Gott stein is president has applied to the Wash ¬ ington Horse Racing Commission for 45 days of racing beginning July 3 and end ¬ ing on Sept 6 The original application of the Longacres track which was for 50 days of sport was turned down by the commission but later their chairman Paul Pickette of Spokane announced that the application would be reconsidered Gott steins letter follows in part partAt At the request of the thoroughbred breeders of the State of Washington who inform us that Governor Langlie is to ap ¬ point within the next few days a breeder to take the place of Dr Millard T Nelson who resigned we apply for new racing dates for 1943 beginning Saturday July 3 and ending September 6 fortyfive days in all this being five days less than orig ¬ inally applied for forWe We desire to race every Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday in the period covered by the foregoing dates with the exception of Wednesday July 7th Thursday July 8th Thursday July 29th and Thursday August 26th We would also race Monday July 5th which is to be celebrated as the Fourth of July and Sept Gth which is Labor Day DayWe We feel certain through information we have from federal agencies that housing transportation and manpower will not offer serious problems and wish to go on rec ¬ ord as to the following 1 To give all net profits subject to an audit of any certified public accountants approved by your commission or state ac ¬ countants into the hands of one of the finest and best known American organ ¬ izations to distribute these funds for war charity with the understanding that the major portion of the funds be used for the rehabilitation of the armed forces re ¬ turning from overseas 2 To continue racing only so long as the Army approves 3 To guarantee that 10 percent of all track employees salaries shall be paid in U S Bonds and Stamps 4 To guarantee that 10 percent of all purses shall be paid in U S Bonds and Stamps 5 To refrain from employment of any men away from war defense work and wherever possible to employ women or men who are over age or physically unqualified for military service 6 Plan to concentrate on one allout charity day in place of three believing the results from such a day augmented by the net profits of the entire meeting will ex ¬ ceed 250000 and might reach a sum in excess of that figure figureWe We sincerely hope you will lend your every effort in helping secure these dates as you well know racing has produced for War Charities more than all other sports combined and hope it will be racings privilege here in the Northwest to be the first meeting where all profits are given to War Charities

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