Omahas Spring Meeting: Plans Under Way to Secure Successor to Martin Nathanson, Who Has Retired, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-29


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OMAHAS SPRING MEETING Plans Under Way to Secure Successor to Martin Nathanson, Who Has Retired. HAVANA, Cuba, Jan. 28. William R. Don-das, who recently arrived from California, passed through Omaha, Neb., on his way tack and conferred with Charles L. Trimble, secretary-manager of the Ak-Sar-Ben Exposition Company, relative to the spring meeting to be held at Ak-Sar-Ben Field, beginning May 31 and continuing to June 23. Mr. Dondas said that the Omaha people are anxious to secure the best racing officials available. It will be necessary to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of judge and racing secretary Martin Nathanson, who resigned all official connection with the turf to take charge of John Hertz Illinois breeding establishment. Dondas is in communication with several eastern officials of prominence, including Frank J. Bryan. Bryan is an aggressve official, and would be one well suited for that place. The plant at Omaha is complete in every detail. The grandstand, a massive affair which seats 10,000 people, is of steel and concrete throughout, while, the track proper is pronounced to be as good as any that can be found. The mutuel pavilion and other branches are up to date in every detail. Dondas, who participates in the active management of the mutuel department, carries forty-one machines. Prominent people of the best class are interested in racing in Nebraska and responded in a liberal manner. The president of the club is Everett Buckingham, president of the j Union Stock Yards of Omaha, while Nels B. Updyke, owner of the Omaha Bee, is an ardent follower and heavily interested in the B. A. Jones Stock Farm. Dondas will also have an active part in the meeting at Erlanger, Ky., which is near Cincinnati, I when that meeting opens this summer.

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