Clarification of Stabling Situation At Washington Park Track Made: Jackson Lists Restrictions On Lower Grade Platers for Season of Sixty-Seven Days, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-04


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JOHN D JACKSON General manager of Arlington Park and Washington Park Clarification of Stabling Situation At Washington Park Track Made Jackson Lists Restrictions On Lower Grade Platers for Season of SixtySeven Days DaysClarification Clarification of the stabling situation at Washington Park where the Arlington ParkWashington Park combined meeting of 67 days opens on June 21 was made yes ¬ terday by John D Jackson general man ¬ ager of those two Chicago race tracks in the following statement statementWe We believe the policy of Arlington Park and Washington Park to elevate the stand ¬ ard of racing in the Chicago area is well known We have always maintained that our first obligation is to the public horse ¬ men and others who make racing possible possibleOur Our 1943 program is recognized as the richest 67 days of racing in the United States Our minimum 1500 purse pro ¬ gram and our liberal number of 1800 to 2500 overnight purses in addition to the numerous stakes ranging in value from 5000 to 50000 have resulted as we hoped that it would in bringing to Chicago the best stables which have raced here in many years This program has also resulted in attracting the greatest number of horses in our history historyThe The officials of these tracks have given careful consideration to a problem which is the result of the abovementioned situa ¬ tion namely the allotment of stall space The policy of the management in dealing fairly and honorably with all who have raced with us in the past we feel is well known to the horsemen horsemenWe We therefore have determined that the available stall space at Washington Park will be allotted f irst on the grade of horses owned by the applicant Second when the class of horses is about on an equal basis the date of application will determine which stable will be given preference preferenceOverflow Overflow at Lincoln Fields FieldsSome Some horsemen seem to believe that they are being slighted if their horses are not stabled at the course at which races are run This is not the fact nor the prob ¬ lem which confronts New York race tracks where the best general class of horses par ¬ ticipate during an entire racing season Horses are allotted stalls at one of the five tracks in the New York area Many of them are vanned daily to the race track which is in operation Horses are vanned from ten to twenty miles on an average and the horsemen take their allotment of stalls as a matter of course courseHorsemen Horsemen who cannot be accommo ¬ dated during the Arlington meeting at Washington Park will be allotted stalls at Lincoln Fields race course which is approx ¬ imately ten miles away Lincoln Fields race couVse will be kept in splendid condition for all who stable there and every consider ¬ ation will be given to the requirements of the horsemen In addition Arlington and Washington Parks will pay vanning ex ¬ penses and will provide stall space at Washington Park in the event it is nec ¬ essary to ship a nervous horse a day or two in advance of the day that it races racesWe We firmly believe that our liberal purse program has been made possible by the patronage which we have received from the racing public We also believe that horse ¬ men who race with us should be permit ¬ ted to operate their stables profitably profitablyIn In the interest of accomplishing both of these objectives we have decided that we will not permit any horse to be regis ¬ tered or start in a race at the 1943 Arling ¬ ton Park or Washington Park meeting which in its last six starts for a claiming price of 1250 or less did not finish first second or third in at least one of said last six starts startsWe We feel certain that every horseman who is interested in assisting the develop ¬ ment of the sport in Chicago will under ¬ stand and cooperate with us

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