No Shortage Of Horses: Early Requests for Reservations at Hawthorne Assure Plenty of Material for Coming Meeting., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-07


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; | . I i i i : I j . i j | j I i ! I | | ] ] I I I I j ! j j i j j NO SHORTAGE OF HORSES Early Requests for Reservations at Hawthorne Assure Plenty of Material for Coming Meeting. At the rate requests for stable reservations have been arriving at the offices of the Chicago Business Mens Racing Association during the last two weeks for the summer season at Hawthorne there is every prospect that not only a majority of the best stables in the middle West and far West will be represented, but that there will be a good representation from the the Fast. Some of the reservation requests may have to be rejected because of a lack of sufficient room, although several new stables are to be erected before the summer meeting opens. General manager Joseph A. Murphy and his associates in the Business Mens Racing Association are warning the horsemen to remain away from Chicago until such time as track builder Billy Myers is able to get well along with his work of renovating and remodeling the /present stables. Had it been possible to make room for them, more than a hundred horses would now be in training at Hawthorne awaiting the opening of the spring seasons in Kentucky and at other points. The first of the experts on track confor-I nation arrived in Chicago yesterday to join his old associate. Billy Myer, in carrying out the extensive Hawthorne program. He is Frey Colley, better known about many of the tracks of the country as "Silent Fred." As the amount of work to be done on the track proper, both on the main course and the inside exercise oval requires much! ning and work, it was deemed necessary that a track man of great experience be brought here and Myer selected Colley to help him In the work. In all of the track undertakings of which Myer has been in charge, including Salem in New Hampshire, the Bush enterprise at New; Orleans, the Condon track at Hot Springs and the eastern improvements at Belmont, Saratoga and on the Rancocas training farm at Jobstown, N. Y., Colley was associated With him. Myer was busy all of last week assembling the machinery, tools and other essentials that are required to put the Hawthorne plant and course in first-class condition. He will start a crew of men at work Monday morn- ing, the first move to be made in getting the stables in shape and on the inner sand exercise track, which needs a thorough grad- ing and resanding. It was announced yesterday that the Tlaw-] thorne premises will be closed to visitors starting Monday and that only those with official pass will be admitted. Attorney Albert Sabbath, associated with the Business Mens Racing Association as legal representative, left on Friday for Mary- land, where he was to confer yesterday and today with Joseph A. Murphy, who is serving as steward at the Bowie meeting, and who is the general manager of the Chicago organization. | | ■ | I . i j I I i : ! I j ! : ; j i I : :

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