Omaha Racing Flourishes: Meeting Conducted by Ak-Sar-Ben Exhibition Co. Proving Big Success., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-13


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OMAHA RACING FLOURISHES Meeting Conducted by AkSarBen Exhibition Co Proving Big Success OMAHA Neb June 12 The bumper crowd which was on hand at the AkSar Ben track on opening day to greet the re ¬ turn of the thoroughbred to tills section of the country gave striking evidence of the popularity of the sport here hereRacing Racing is firmly entrenched in Nebraska and the good people of Omaha who are fos ¬ tering the present meeting are elated with the attendance so far Indeed the success of the meeting up to date lias spurred them on to greater efforts and even at this time it is known that the purses at the next meet Ing will be increased increasedThe The AkSarBen plant is a model of ap ¬ pointment Its massive grandstand built of steel and concrete seats comfortably 10000 The mile course is a splendid one It is a trifle slow at present but track superin ¬ tendent James Ronin is working it diligently and it promises to be fast in the future Horsemen are highly pleased with the stable accommodations The majority of the barns are Inclosed so that horses can be cooled out inside during inclement weather The stalls are large and roomy and nothing has been left ovt to make the visiting horsemen comfortable comfortableArthur Arthur McKnight who is presiding at the barrier is sending them off in faultless fashion He has had large fields to contend with which have contained many bush horses that heretofore had never seen a barrier Despite this handicap McKnight has effected many good starts with but short de ¬ lays at the post His work really has been one of the pleasing features of the meeting meetingTETEIlAJf TETEIlAJf JOCKEY SINGLETON SINGLETONThe The AkSarBen boasts of the riding serv ¬ ices of the oldest jockey in America in point of saddle service This is Johnny Singleton who recently celebrated his fortyfifth birth day Singleton acknowledges that ho has devoted tAventyseven years of his life to the colors and modestly claims to have ridden over 1600 winners Many of these were gained on bush tracks but nevertheless they were winners The veteran pilot still rides a good race as was attested recently when he scored with Woodie Montgomery at a mile The son of First Chip had 122 pounds In the saddle but under the riding of this old man he managed to outlast his opponents in the final drive driveB B A Jones the popular Missouri breeder made an auspicious beginning here when his Mark Denunzio and Money earned brackets on the opening day Subsequently Money met Motor Cop Ikey T Rifle and Sedan in the AkSarBen Queens Plate at threequarters and despite carrying 118 pounds the infirm but game plater gave the Irwin sprinters a sound beating Money had been entered for 400 in his first ap ¬ pearance here and luckily his owner got away with it When the handsome bay geld ¬ ing romped home in the stake earning 1200 of It those who had run against him on Sat ¬ urday must have realized what a bargain they had allowed to slip through their fingers Moneys win on Wednesday marked the eighth success out of ten starts that the Jones horses have accomplished accomplishedC C B Irwin who has twenty head of horses in training here intends shipping his entire string to Reno Nev They will be raced at the Reno meeting which com cences on June 14 and runs for twentyfive or more days Others who will invade the gem city of Nevada are Lee Erb Z E Mc ¬ Gregor F Irwin and W Maltby MaltbyBill Bill Dondas who is in charge of the mutuel department here has been on the ailing list since his arrival Dondas arose from a sick bed to take charge of his duties on opening day dayFIIiING FIIiING IttOJf TO LOHEXA MAttCELLIA MAttCELLIADr Dr R E Lovell made a hurried trip to B A Jones breeding farm at Parnell Mo where he put the firing irons to one of Lorena Marcellias knees The ailment which the crack juvenile suffered from was but a slight one and Dr Lovell reports that she will be as sound as a new coined dollar when she is taken up for racing next winter winterNelse Nelse Updike owner of the Omaha Bee and other large interests here has purchased from C B Irwin at private sale the horses Phronc Ward Buckhorn II and Harry Rud ¬ der Updike who is an enthusiastic sup ¬ porter of the running horse had the mis ¬ fortune to lose Harry Rudder via the claim ¬ ing route the first time he sent him to the post in his colors colorsThe The Rotary Club was the host to six jockeys at the Fontenelle Wednesday when they entertained at luncheon B Scheffel G Ury E Barham J Gruber J Singleton and H Lunsford The boys attended the repast in full riding costume and were given a rousing reception as they were escorted to their table tableR R Espenshade an apprentice rider scored his initial saddle success of his short career on Saturday when he managed to make Dolph last it out to win by a nose from Mildred ridden by F Wilson The diminutive lad put up a particularly strong finish and appears to be the making of a capable pilot pilotSeveral Several small meetings follow after Oma ¬ ha where the cheaper class of horses should find a fertile field Among these are the Business Mens Association of Aurora Neb which opens on June 20 to run four days Others are McCook Neb three days and Alma Neb three days daysThe The horse Money Maker pulled up quite lame in his last race and it Is thought that his racing days are over

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