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] i . i ] : ; I i ] i 1 i ] i OAKLAWN MEETING OPENS SUCCESSFULLY. Big Attendance and Good Racing Features of the Occasion — Pan Zareta Runs a Fast Mile. llof Springs. Ark.. March 11. — After a lapse of nine years, beautiful Oaklawn again came into its own today when racing was resumed under aaspices that hold out the promise that the revival of the sport will exceed the expectations of those who have worked so hard to bring about its restoration. Ihe pity of it all is that John Cbndoa and Dan Stuart, the two mostly responsible for the building of the costly plant and principal owners of it when the Amis law pat a quietus on the sport here, did not live to see the renewal of racing. The opening was a gala occasion and taken part in by all the best elements of the town. The Business League members came to the course in a body and short addresses were made by Colonel S. W. Pordyce and Mayor MeClendon. The half holiday that the latter proclaimed, brought about the suspension of business in the town between the hours of 1 p. m. and ." p. m. and cm. tiled many employees of the bnsUWSS houses to participate in the opening. More propitious weather for the sport could not be conceived and the big throng began wending its way to the track early. All roads led t o Oaklawn about noon and every mode of conveyance was employed from the high-priced private motor to the rented "happy hollow Jack." Good nature ruled everywhere and the big crowd enjoyed the occasion hugely. There is plenty of opportunity faf those speculatively Inclined, as seventeen layers did a rushing business. the style of wagering was not unlike that Of old times, excepting that prices were not displayed, but wen voiced by the numbered "in formation" men on request. If the price suited. the bettor tendered his money and the •recorder* marked the transaction with tin- badge number on a long slip of paper, "ii which other wagers previously taken, or to follow, were likewise Jotted down, making it in reality a sheet. The cashier paid al! winners promptly. The layers had a strenuous afternoon of it. for. after the opening dash, favorites won in swift succession ana their success cost the layers a goodly sum. Pan Zaretas introduction to a local racing crowd was a memorable one. for she won with ease and established a new track record of 1:3! for a mile: Pontotoc was the former holder at 1:39%. Many persons prominent in the racing world were conspicuous, tie- throng including Senator J. N. Camden, chairman of the Kentucky State Raring Commission. He took a keen interest in the proceedings. C. B. Campbell will send lure fifteen racers he cow has in Oklahoma. They will arrive next Week. Training gallops over a fast track this morning were: Altamaha — Five-eighths in l:n.v;-. Bine Wing— Five-eighths in 1:09. Bertha L.— Five-eighths in 1:03. Beverly James -Five eighths in 1:90%. Chad Buford— Three-eighths in 11. Donner — Hiree-qaarters in 1:18%. Dr. l.arrick — Half mile in 50%. Dr. Tuck— Half mile in 51. Dr. Mail; II. — Hall mile in 52. Dryad — Half mile in ."is. lulls City— Three-eighths in ;;!»•;.-.. Glomer — Three-eighths in 39. Hndoo Belle — Three-eighths in OS. Hard Ball— Three-eighths in I.:. Herbert Temple -Thrco-onnrters in 1*23%. Harwood — Three-naarters in 1:18%. Inaargenl — Half mile in Til. [rrawaddy — Half mile in 52. lack Beeves Mile in 1:49%. Jim Grundy Half mile in 53%. King Radford — Three-quarters in l:18*£. KotrfJhag — Three-eighths in .T;--,. Lady MeeUcka ThreeHjnarters in 1:20%. Lucky Muck Three-quarters in 1:20%. I. ndora — Half mile in 50J -,. Mater Three eighths in II. Mis- Declare Half mile in 59%. Pedro— Five-eighths in 1:03%. Ralph S. Ftve-elghtiMj in 1 •. •-. Kesign Half mile in S3. si. ut Heart Half mile in 34. Slmrt BaUol Five-eighths in 1 : 4. Southern Star — Three-quarters in 1:18%. Scbagi Three eighths in :;7. Sinai -Five-eighths in 1*03%. Star of Love— Half mile in 53%. Sir I.. Joe Three-quarters in 1:22%. Serenata — Half mile in 52. Smoky Dan— Five-eighths in 1*08. Sang Bleu Three-eighths in -IT Wal Half mile in 52 ... War Bride -Half mile in 58%. Wall Strei t Half mile in 51. Wiseh.nc! Five- ptlitl •■ in 1 :0C Vorhvilh — Kire-eigbths in 1*95. York I.ad— Half mile in .•»%.