Reno Racing Begins September 14: Prospects Excellent for Good Meeting-Plenty of Horses Available-G. W. Wingfields Plans, Daily Racing Form, 1917-09-07


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RENO RACING BEGINS SEPTEMBER 14 Prospects Excellent for Good Meeting Plenty of Horses Available G. "W. Wingfields Plans. By Leon Wing. Reno, Nev., September 0. George W. Wingfield. well-known Nevada sportsman, is taking a personal interest in his home town meetfng which opons here on Septemler 14. He has ordered all his available horses into training. Wingfield is prticularly interested in his horse, Atheling, which only ten days ago safely reached American shores. He is by Desmond AVoOd Daisy by Cyllene, second dam Mountain Daisy by Ayrshire. Atheling was unbeaten as a two-year-old. and was the winner of the Dewhurst Plate. He is four years old and so strong and sound that Wingfield is really anxious to see him in action before finally, sending him to his place in the stud. There is another foreign-bred horse that Wingfield is desirous of showing at Reno. She is Wild Iris, a splendidly conformed three-year-old with quite a racing record. She shipped well and will be worked shortly by trainer George Miller. Then there is his good mare Celesta, and she is doing nicely. Celesta was bred to the 5,000 Wingfield horse Honeywood and speculation is rife regarding whether she is in foal or not. Veterinians out this way believe she is. However, she has startled dockers with her speed. Wingfield will have Bank, Slippery Elm. Scarlet Oaks, Star Shooter, Square Set and Divland to fall back on in case his big horses do not shape up just to his liking. Manager Jack Atkin is sanguine that Reno will outdo itself during the coming meeting. He will have 350 horses on the grounds, which is capacity here. So many applications for stall room have been received that Atkin could probably get 500 horses were stalls available. This circumstance of events has caused him to pick as much as possible his horses. Stables are coming here from St. Louis and the east. Atkin has completed his official family and it reads as follows: L. J. Rose, presiding judge; Loon Wing and Louis nenderson, associate judges; Edward Tribe, starter; Sam McGibben, racing secretary and handicapper; S. J. Rothert, clerk of the scales and entry clerk, and Richard Dwyer, paddock and patrol judge.

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