Oaklawn Racing at Hand: Meeting Opens This Afternoon with Excellent Prospects.; Card Satisfactory, Although Cut Down by Rain--Hot Springs Crowded to Its Capacity., Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-15


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OAKLAWN RACING AT HAND Meeting Opens This Afternoon with Excellent Prospects Card Satisfactory Although Cut CutDown Down by Rain Hot Springs SpringsCrowded Crowded to Its Capacity HOT SPRINGS Ark March 14 With the stage fully set at Oaklawn for its opening of a thirty days meeting tomorrow interest in the coming sport is becoming keener and arrivals more numerous until now it becomes i problem how to take care with a degree of reasonable comfort of the additional ones who are on their way to take part in the niling Many visitors who in the past have made it a practice to depart after a months sojourn In these parts are lingering for the opening and pos ¬ sibly dayTheir until St Patricks day Their departure will relieve hotel congestion to some extent There was an extensive addition dur ¬ ing the day from New Orleans trains from that direction being particularly crowded The eastern and middle westeru contingent arriving was also numerous and included many prominent persons in all pursuitA lines 6f pursuit A hard rain which fell during the night and early morning hours barely left an impression on the track but it served as a drawback to the filling of the good opening program Several of the origi ¬ nal rnces had as a result of lack of entries to ho called off and substitute races to complete the sixrace card had to IK resorted to toThere There is some disappointment over Inability to bring out the stars for the opening day but on the whole the offering is attractive and should pro ¬ vide racingIndications Interesting racing Indications are for at odds luring the day and theie will be ample busi ¬ ness for this number and more judging by out ¬ ward appearances appearancesThe The latest big operator to get in is Whitey Beck whose loss of over 100000 at New Orleans has made him the keener to get into action here Colonel James and Red McGrath are other new ¬ comers of prominence in the turf world to arrive here morningArrivals this morning Arrivals of horses continued during the day and a stop order by secretary Campbell was necessary to be sent advising other owners against coining because Qf inability to provide stall space There are now more than 800 horses at the track and fully two thirds of this number are in Excellent racing condition conditionC C B Mickelwaite the Arkansas horseman has disposed on private terms to E F McGce a wealthy New York broker his entire racing establishment which includes Madras Gingham Mr McGee is a newcomer to the turf who intei an ext iiisive scale and has commissioned Mr Mick ¬ elwaite who will continue to train the stable to secure several more promising additions regardless of cost costJockey Jockey Mack Garner will ride while here the horses of John Lowe which include the band owned by Charles Clark Garner will at the close of the racing here return to Kentucky and ride for It L Baker BakerA A feature of tomorrows opening will be the attendance at the track of the Business Mens League members in a body The merchants are also planning a holiday for the occasion occasionAll All the officials with the exception of starter A It Dade are on the ground Mr Dade will probably be detained at his home in Henderson Ky until Monday on account of the death of his brother During his absence James Osborne chief assistant to Mr Dade will preside at the barrier

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