Oaklawn Park Track is Improving.: Welcome Sunshine Arrives to Thaw it Out-Old Rosebud Working Well., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-05


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1 , J f. i , I 1 j i a : i , i , J ] i I I OAKLAWN PARK TRACK IS IMPROVING. Welcome Sunshine Arrives to Thaw It Out — Old Rosebud Working Well. Hot Springs. Ark.. March 4. — The race track proper at Oaklawn Park was frozen to a depth of several inches early this morning. Few trainers cared to let their horses venture upon it. Along towards noon it thawed out and was muddy, mud dier than ever. About thirty horses were given gallops over it. The sun enme out today for a change and with no more rain there is a good chance for a fast track on the opening day. Horses continue to arrive from all points and. while a few of the late arrivals have stall room engaged at Oaklawn Park, a majority of them will have to go to Essex Park. Trainer Dick Vestal got in from Juarez with tin- horses of I. E. Clark. wealthy Texan. Trainer Tom Munford came from the same place with Wade McLemores horses. Another carload belonging to several owners came in today from New Orleans. Members of the Thoroughbred Horse Association nre planning to meet tomoirow. in the assembly hall of the Uusiness Mens League, to enroll new mem ben and also to discuss matters pertaining to the coming race meetings at Oaklawn and Essex Parks. Jockey Johnny McCabe arrived from Juarez and jockey O. W. Carroll from Havana. Old Rosebud was sent three-|iiarters by trainer Frank Weir yesterday in the heavy going and he reeled it oh" in 1:22%, which was a good work-out in view of the bad track. The horse again pulled up in good condition and is showing to better advantage with each work. The Masqueradcr. W. Stormouts useful sprinter, is seriously ill and it is not thought that he will recover. The task of registering the jockeys will begin tomorrow. More than fifty riders are on hand and more are coming in every day.

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