Allot Stalls for 300 Head for Wheeling Downs Meet, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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Allot Stalls for 300 Head For Wheeling Downs Meet WHEELING, W. Va., June 25. Racing secretary Harry R. Bell today announced that applications for 300-of the 770 available stalls at Wheeling Downs have already been approved for the 55-day summer meet which opens Saturday, July 23. Bell said" the stable area will .be open to horsemen Wednesday, July 6, and horses must be on the grounds by July 21 or their stall allotments will be canceled. A majority of the horses coming to the Downs for the summer meet, which closes Saturday, September 24, will be shipped here direct from Waterford Park, Fair-mount Park, ThistleDown, River Downs and Ak-Sar-Ben. It was also announced that horses will be permitted to work on the quarter-mile training track and the main racing strip immediately upon their arrival. Bell has arranged six handicaps as Saturday and holiday features and, in addition, will present a series of seven endurance races, which will be announced shortly along with the purse distribution for the summer meet.

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