Omaha Program Riddled: Changed Track Conditions Responsible for Many Scratches-Bad Accident in Fourth Race, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-06


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a I 1 ; • i OMAHA PROGRAM RIDDLED Changed Track Conditions Responsible for Many Scratches — Bad Accident in Fourth Race. OMAHA, Neb., June 5. — A heavy downpour of rain which fell early this morning changed track conditions here today and as a consequence the card was riddled with scratches only horses with a liking for damp under-footing being left in the races. The program was nothing to enthuse over as it was composed of seven claiming races in which the cheaper thoroughbreds were starters. As is often the case when horses of poor caliber make up a card the favorite had a hard time winning brackets and not until the fourth race was run did one reward their backers. This was Tubby A, from the C. B. Irwin stable that won in a busy finish from Menage and Bronston. The first three races fell to extreme outsiders with the longest price horse of the day winning the second. This was Blue Van who with jockey McCorkle in the saddle caught the eyes of the judges and afterward rewarded the few lucky ones at the handsome price of better than 60 to 1. A bad accident happened during the running of the fourth race in full view of the spectators. As the field of horses was finishing the saddle slipped on Calgary Lad and the lad was thrown under his mount and appeared to be struck by the horses hoofs. He was picked up unconscious and was rushed I to a local hospital. Col. R L. Baker announced today that he had purchased for breeding purposes the four-year-old filly Great Lady by Iltimus — Mollie Kearney by Sir Dixon. It is Col. Bakers intentions to mate Great Lady with King Gorin.

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