Florida 1950-51 Schedule Approved by Commission: Follow Same Pattern as Past Winter for 122-Day Season, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-16


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Florida 1950-51 Schedule Approved by Commission Follow Same Pattern as Past Winter for 122-Day Season Tropical Park, Nov. 30 to J*n. 16 41 days Hialeah Park, Jan. 17 to Mar. 3 40 days GuHsiream Park, Mar. 5 to April 20 41 days MIAMI, Fla., May 15.— The Florida. State Racing Commission today allotted racing dates to the three tracks in the Miami area. Following the same pattern as in the past few years, Tropical Park will launch the 122-day season on Nov. 30 for a 41-day run. Hialeah will operate for its customary 40 days, from January 17 through March 3. Gulfstream Park will follow with its 41-day session, bringing the season to a close on April 30. Jerry Brady and Bunn Gautier represented Tropical Park. Gautier read a letter requesting 41 days not starting before November 30. He filed objection to more than six extra races for themselves or any other track. Brady stated that the present status of Tropical Park is that the people interested have more than an option, that they have deposited substantial amounts of money and that Judge Blakely is coming down from New York in 10 days to wind it up. Grady Crawford represented" Hialeah and Continued on Page Three Florida Racing Commission Approves 1950-51 Season Continued from Page One requested 41 days opening January 17 and closing March 5th. Crawford, when asked by commissioner Beville to run an extra day by running extra races during the regular meeting stated that they legally could not do it. James Down, represented Gulfstream and stated he objected to opening later than March 5, that he was a stockholder of Hialeah and he felt they could afford to give one of the regular days to the scholarship fund. Doon offered to run all three days at his track. Dan Chappell, when questioned, said that although he thought the horsemen would be for nine-race programs, he was against them because he felt they were not economically sound. In rebuttal Donn said they had not received one single letter of complaint from all the extra races they had run and that Gulfstream had been mighty, good to the State of Florida. The attorney* for tbe Rae- ing Commission thought the present schedule as finally agreed upon was necessary because the law reads "consecutive." Donn ha said he would take the matter to court if Hialeah got 41 days in the middle of the season. ■ matt §t t *rott

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