Boost Minimum Purses for Hamilton, O. Meet: Lowest Offering Will be 00; Plan to Run Endurance Classic, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-05


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Boost Minimum Purses For Hamilton, 0. Meet Lowest Offering Will Be 00; Plan to Run Endurance Classic COLUMBUS Ohio, June 4.— D. E. Cronin today made a number of announcements of interest to racing fans and turfmen alike regarding the forthcoming meetings at the Butler County Fair Grounds. Hamilton, and Ascot Park, Akron. Cronin is president and general manager of the Ohio Sports Enterprises, Inc., the organization conducting the Hamilton session. He occupies the same position with the Ascot Park Jockey Club. Plans are being made for the sixth annual mid-summer meeting at Hamilton, June 23-July 14. Cronin, for the second straight year, announced an increase of 00 in the minimum purse. The lowest purse at the Hamilton meet will be 00. but Cronin promises that races endowed with larger values will be plentiful. Just a year ago the minimum purse at Hamilton was hiked from S400 to 00. Cronin also announced that the sixth running of the Hamilton Endurance Classic will be a feature of the final day of the meeting, July 14. This race, at the distance of two and one-sixteenth miles, is the longest contest run over a half-mile track, the horses passing the grandstand five times. The purse, Cronin said, will be ,500. The following features were announced for the Ascot Park meeting July 18-Aug 8: The Ascot Gold Cup; two miles; purse ,000. The Ascot Victory Plate; 11-2 miles; purse ,000. The Ascot Handicap; distance 1 1-16 miles; purse ,500. The Speed Handicap; 1-2 mile; purse ,000. Specific dates for these events will be announced later, Cronin said. He requested that all stall applications be sent to the Ohio Sports Enterprises, Inc., First National Bank Building, Hamilton, Ohio.

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