Order Staying Injunction Allows for Detroit Fair Grounds Racing: To Hold Until State Supreme Court Reviews Ruling; Plan Long Meet Opening June 16, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-06


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I f Order Staying Injunction Allowsl For Detroit Fair Grounds Racing ■ * M. c i 1 5 tl I V l C E fa - F i o of v f y - r - s I o of / r p r - t is s £ s 0 e i c ? f 1 f - t a a s _ d e I s n t - 1 0 j _ J To Hold Until State Supreme Court Reviews Ruling; Plan Long 9 Meet Opening r June 16 DETROIT, Mich., June 5.— The Michigan Supreme Court, sitting in Lansing, this morning handed down an order setting aside the injunction imposed upon racing in Michigan by Judge Guy A. Miller, of the Wayne County Circuit Court. The tern- porary staying of Judge Millers injunction will hold during the pendency of a review of the ruling by the Supreme Court. The entire Supreme Court of seven jus- tices heard the plea of the Attorney Gen- eral and attorneys for the Detroit Racing Association for relief from the injunction. The setting aside of Judge Millers order will permit racing at the Detroit Fair Grounds, the only major track in Michi- gan, until such time when the case reviewed. Loss of Revenue to State Immediately upon receiving word of the Supreme Courts action, George W. Lewis, general manager of the Detroit Racing Association, announced that his association would file an application with State Rac- ing Commissioner William Dowling for permit to operate the track 85 days be- ginning Saturday, June 16 and closing Sep- tember 22. A meeting of this length would be 20 days shorter than that held at the same track last year. A total purse distribution of no less than ,754,500 for the 85 days also was an- nounced by Lewis. This averages 0,630 Continued on Page Twenty-Eight Supreme Court Order Paves Way for Meet Staying of Injunction to Allow Detroit Inaugural on June 16 Continued from Page One a day as against a daily distribution of 7,525 last year. A program of feature events ranging in value from 5,000 down will be announced in a few days, he said. Innovations and increases in jockeys awards also will be announced within a short time. Judge Millers Injunction already has cost the State of Michigan a heavy loss I in revenue from racing, as his action made it impossible to race on Memorial Day, always Detroits — and the states — most prosperous day. Last year the state received in taxes 0,132.88 on Memorial Day. This year with the change in the Michigan racing law, the states share would have been at least ,000 higher, meaning that the injunction cost the state at least 5,000 in taxes on Memorial Day alone.

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