President of HBPA Advocates Eight-Race Cards in New York, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-12


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President of HBPA Advocates Eight-Race Cards in New York NEW YORK, N. Y., June 11.— Maj. Thomas H. McCreery, president of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association, conferred with Mr. Ashley T. Cole, chairman of the New York State Racing Commission relative to eight races per day on all tracks in New York. The Major states there are 75 days racing, under the present New York set-up, when tracks only have seven races per day and by adding one race to this schedule, it would net the state of New York an additional revenue of over ,000,000, the horse owners an additional purse money approximately 00,000 and the racing associations and Federal Government in taxes an undetermined amount. The present schedule of races provides for eight races on such days when there is a steeplechase or hurdle race and seven races per day at Jamaica and Aqueduct where they have no steeplechase and hurdle courses during the 1945 season.

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