Lively at Hot Springs: Turfmen and Horses Arriving Rapidly from All of the Winter Tracks., Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-27


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LIVELY AT HOT SPRINGS TURFMEN AND HORSES ARRIVING RAPIDLY FROM ALL OF TKE WINTER TRACKS. All Stalls r.t Oaklawn Already Engaged and More Being Hastily Constructed — Two-Ycar-01d Racing at Essex Park. Hot Spring;. Ark., February 20. This is quite a lively town at preeeat and is crowded with visitors. Qaklanra track is in readiness for racing. The damage done by the cyclone last fall has been repaired, the grandstand newly painted and a new judges stand erected. The sfhies and stable kitl ens are being f ll ably painted. All these repairs and refiunishings will bo completed by the middle of the week. Horses are arriving freoinntly. although owners at New Orleans are experiencing difficulty in securing cars in which to bring their racers here. Already here or en route are the stables of J. Livingston. Johnson and Billings. Captain Press. C. J. Brockmiller. Weir and Applcgate, W. J. Spiers, G. W. Scott. A. C. Xeihaus. has. Rowe. A. L. Kirbv. O. II. Keene, J. H. Gibson. M. Henderson. W. A. McKinn.y. J. C. Ferris. W. V. Walsh. J. Thereby and a eamber of owners of two and three boraee each. Carloads from New Orleans and in. ire;; are due forthwith. Kvery stall on the ground is engaged anil applications are in for loom for from seventy to eighty more bareea, for which aiiiaaaaodathinn will ham to be found elsewhere. The Oakliwn track ia iu fine condition anl ti:" horses are beginning to work regularly every morning. 1;. I,. Baker, 1 1 Moore. M. Leweaateta and L. L. Fitzgor. id are the latent arrival . Big Juarez Contingent Arrives. Six carloads of race horses arrived al Oaklawn Park today from the Juarez. Bfex., track. With the steady influx of thoroughbreds now on from tie-Fair Grounds, New Orleans, racing secretary Jack .11111. bell is at his wits end as to how to care tar all ol" the apnlieants for stable room. Carpi liter ; are rushing to completion fifty additional stalls, but it is hardly probable that even these will be enough, so great is the demand for housing accommodations for the races here. Ann ng those wiiose horses got in today were A. C. McCiflertv. Walhauser Bros.. C. I. Crippen, W. M. Cain. R. B. Allen. J. M. Btewe, M. Devi.. !. Tul-lett and J. Stephenson. The Applcgate and Weir stable preceded tills delegation from the Mexican track. C. W. Cassi r. F. S. Fogg. Frazier and Farris and Y. A. llcKinaey brought their horses from Tijuana and many more applicants from that place were unibl- to get staid ■ room. "I have been up against many a vexing oroid "in." said Mr. Campbell today, "out the stabling of all the bones that are Intended for racing at o.ikliwn Park, haa Barely got me guessing. I was arced to request aeveral owners at the Fair Grounds not to ship until our new stalls are finished, and every mail brings me more applications, many of which I had to turn down. The Banker of lairsos to be raced here will be far iu excess of any prevloaa year." Geaeral manager Joseph A. Marital will arrive here from his home in St. Louis Wednesday. Two-Year-OId Races at Essex Park. An BBaoeaMteaeeat was made that there would be no two-year-old races at the Oaklawn meeting, which incident has occasioned something of a pro-teat from the stables which would UIk to get their youngsters straightened out. A similar protest at New Orleaaa lecnred a revision of a similar rule iu th • laid-winter. However, if the Oaklawn management does not make a bid for the two .ear old race;, the youngsters will have their day when they get to Basex Park, for Sam J. Davis has announced that evry days carl at Baeex the meeting will offer a pane for the javeiiiles. Essex Park is one of the few tracks in the south-weat that has a chate, and for the three-eighths route the juveniles wil be sentl away 0:1 tin- straightaway. Also all the mile and a quarter events will be started on the straightaway. Both the tracks here have been pronounced fast by the trainers, who have been sending their henei out during the morning hours of th.1 last two weeks. There is an old issue as to whetln r Oaklawn or Kss • i i ■; the faster track, and with the stables shifting promptly to Kssex from the Oaklawn eoarac at the end of the meting at tie- Central Avenue line, the time of the events will be watched with much interest. Nearly al! of tin- best Jockeys, who have been riding at New Orleaaa, have arrived and will remain lure throng boat the whole of the racing period.

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