Hawthorne Program Book: Now Being Compiled by Judge Joseph A. Murphy.; Demand for Stable Room Coming From East as Well as From Blue Grass State., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-27


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HAWTHORNE PROGRAM BOOK ♦ Now Being Compiled by Judge Joseph A. Murphy. ♦ Demand for Stable Room Coming From East as Well as From Bine Grass State. » General Manager, Joseph A. Murphy of the Chicago Business Mens Racing association has written his Chicago associates that he has the work of compiling the condition book for the first two weeks of the summer meeting, which opens at Hawthorne track on July 3 well under way. He announced that it would be in the hands of the printer and ready for distribution to the horsemen on or about May 10. Acting during the coming meeting as racing secretary along with his other duties of steward. General Manager Murphy is bending every effort to make the first two weeks program one of the most attractive that was ever offered to a Chicago racing public. It will include an unusual number of valuable features, among them being the revival of the Chicago Derby on July 12 to which 5,000 will be added, the Inaugural Handicap on opening day, the Independence Day Handicap on July 4, which will carry an added value of ,000 and two or three other stake events that will attract the best handicap horses in training. "I doubt if there was ever a demand for stable room at a Chicago race meeting that would compare with the one we are having now" Judge Murphy said. "Besides the pick of western stables we are going to have a surprising representation from the East and our big problem now is to care for them all." Mr. Murphy has written resident manager Essig and track superintendent Billy Myer to increase the stable facilities at all possible speed and to lease all private stables in the vicinity of the track for the duration of the meeting. Chicago-owned horses may play an important part in the coming Hawthorne season. Al Burmiester, business agent for the Chicago International Stable, was a visitor at the Chicago Business Mens Racing Association headquarters during the week and completed plans for the shipment of eighteen head la this establishment to Chicago. They are now at Douglas Park in Iyjuisville and will be shipped here for the Chicago opening after racing at Churchill Downs and Latonia. August Riley, owner of the Friars Inn Stable, which was among the profitable establishments which raced at the New Or- Continued on sixteenth page. HAWTHORNE PROGRAM BOOK Continued from first poge. leans winter meeting, was another visitor during the week. His horses are now at Churchill Downs, and he arranged for fifteen stalls at Hawthorne. Reports have been heard along the racing rialto during the past week that Mr. Riley has been commissioned by one of the b?st-known sportsmen in Chicago to proceed to Kentucky at once and purchase a string of horses for him. This stable will also be represented at Chicago, it is said. Then there is John Irwin, the well-known Chicago provision man and packer, who has accepted the chairmanship of the organization committee of the Hawthorne Jockey Club, who is said to have interested himself in the thoroughbred racing to the extent that he will soon be in the market for horses. Mr. Irwin is to leave in a few days for Lexington and it is believed he may make the first move in assembling his stable dur- i ing this visit to the Blue Grass country. Mr. Irwin has made so much progress in the formation of his organization, which is to take over and operate the clubhouse at Hawthorne, that it was announced yesterday that every possible obstacle in the way of building the proposed now $.jO.000 clubhouse had been removed and that the contract will be let j and work will actually be started on the i structure before May 1, which will give the I association a full two months in which to I have it completed and ready for occupancy on opening day. next July 3. This organization will provide valuable cup trophies for a number of the handicap events, according to the present plans of .Mr. Irwin, and following the Tanforan system the running of each of these special races will be a gala society event, with the Hawthorne Jockey Club figuring prominently in the days program. Mr. Irwin has added anumber of well-known Chicago sportsmen to his organization committee, among them being Herman Mack, ! John Leahey. Harry M. Lubliner, George L. , Bollard, Joseph Trinz, Charles Krutehoff, ! Harry Fish, Henry P. Murphy, E. Reinhold, John H. Bauler and Benjamin Greene. Billy Myer is reported to be making ex- j cellent progress in the improvement program i he is carrying out at Hawthorne. Much of | the time during the early weeks has been j devoted to the repair and rebuilding of the stables, the track enclosure and the fence around the track and to a general renovating of the stands and paddock. The work of I : beautifying the infield has been demanding ! much attention within the last few days, however, and much progress has been made along these lines.

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