Strub Returns to U. S. From Trip to Europe: Santa Anita Executive to Begin Work on Next Winters Program, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-03


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Strub Returns to U. S. From Trip to Europe Santa Anita Executive to Begin Work on Next Winters Program SANTA ANITA PARK, Arcadia, Calif., June 2.— Dr. Charles H. Strub, executive vice-president of Los Angeles Turf Club, Inc., arrived in New York today on the Queen Elizabeth from an extended tour of Europe and after taking in the eastern races for 10 days will return home to start work on the program for Santa Anitas 16th season next winter. With the dates of December 26, 1952-March 7, 1953 tentatively set by the California Horse Racing Board, racing director Carleton F. Burke and racing secretary Webb A. Everett are busily engaged drawing up top stakes and purses that will be even more pretentious than last seasons top-ranking "better purses for better horses" program. Announcement has already been made that the added value of the San Juan Capistrano Handicap . at one and three-quarters miles will be increased from 0,000 to 00,000 to join the 00,000-guaranteed Santa Anita Handicap, the estimated 75,000 Santa Anita Maturity and the 00,000-added Santa Anita Derby to headline the 1952-1953 offerings. • Another Santa Anita policy just revealed is that the optional claiming system of races, introduced and developed last season, proved so successful and gave such general satisfaction they will be continued next winter. However, there will be revised penalties to make it impossible for a horse to win more than one race in a specified class when entered not to be claimed. A winner, when entered to be claimed, will be eligible to re-enter at »ny claiming price at any time.

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