Diderod Scores Again at Hawthorne; Todays Program at Detroit Canceled: Trainers Reluctant To Enter Charges; Management States Racing Will Be Off Indefinitely if Cooperation Isnt Received, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-22


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Diderod Diderod Scores Scores Again Again at at Hawthorne; Hawthorne; Todays Todays Program Program at at Detroit Detroit Canceled Canceled Trainers Reluctant! To Enter Charges Management States Racing Will Be Off Indefinitely if Cooperation Isnt Received DETROIT. Mich., June 21. — Due solely to reluctance on the part of horsemen to enter their charges, tomorrows scheduled eight -race program at the Fair Grounds has been cancelled. In announcing the decision to refrain from offering the sport tomorrow, the management of the Detroit Racing Association also revealed that racing would be suspended indefinitely if horsemen did not cooperate. At 4 oclock this afternoon only 47 horses were named for the program. It lists eight races and one substitute event. According to reports there is no paucity of racing material on the grounds. At last count a thoroughbred colony of more than 800 was ouartered. Facilities can accommodate 900. At Loss to Offer Reason A ".situation" has existed since the opening of the session June 16, slated to go until September 22. From the very first horsemen have displayed an antagonistic atitude. Entries have closed very late. In fact, on several occasions it has been 5:30 or 6:00 p. m. before the program has been even "set." This, of course, has worked an inconvenience on all concerned. Neither the management nor racing secretary Charles F. Henry have been able to offer a reason for the uncooperative stance by horsemen. The management has been most patient. In fact, a most condescending attitude towards horsemen has predominated since the opening. In consideration of the fact that perhaps many horses are not up to "par", that is ready to run, Henry and the management tolerated late closing of entries during the last few days. But since apparently the horsemen were not ready to go along, general manager George Lewis today announced that unless entries could be filled Continued on Page Four Todays Racing Program At Detroit Is Canceled Continued irom Page One at a reasonable time racing would be suspended indefinitely. He said: "If horsemen do not wish to run here, let them ship elsewhere. We are endeavoring to present as good racing as possible and if they do not want the opportunity to race for high purses then we do not need them." Prizes here are very remunerative. The minimum purse is ,500 and there is a liberal sprinkling of events ranging from ,000 up to ,000 and upward thereafter to 5,000. Two years ago a similar situation arose and a one-day suspension was necessary.

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