Maryland Solons Confer with Track Heads Today: Bowie, Laurel, Havre De Grace Seeking Fall Dates at Pimlico, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-29


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Maryland Solons Confer With Track Heads Today Bowie, Laurel, Havre de Grace Seeking Fall Dates at Pimlico BALTIMORE, Md., June 28.— A meeting between the Maryland Racing Commission and representatives of Pimlico, Laurel, Havre de Grace and Bowie race tracks, scheduled for this afternoon in the Baltimore offices of the commission, has been postponed until tomorrow. The conference is for the purpose of discussing which of the three other racing associations, besides the Maryland Jockey Club, operators of Pimlico are to hold meetings at that plant this fall during the 30 remaining days of racing allowed by law at the Belvedere Avenue course. The newly enacted racing law, passed earlier in the year, provides for the transfer of meetings to accessible plants and also permits 50 days of racing at any one track. Twenty days of racing were presented this spring at Pimlico, leaving but 30 more to be shared by the associations involved. Part of that period, at least 10 days, rightfully belongs to the Maryland Jockey Club. This action on the part of the commission to attempt a settlement of the fall racing muddle resulted from a request filed last week with that body by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Association, operators of Bowie that it as well as Laurel and Havre de Grace be allowed to split the 30 days among themselves and offer meetings at Pimlico, to the exclusion of the Maryland Jockey Club. Although surprised by Bowies action the Maryland Jockey Club, in the person of president Harry A. Parr III., countered that move by declaring Pimlico intended giving a daily purse distribution of 5,000 this fall and that it expected any association namely, Random Breeze, Levena, Sonny

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