Omahas Autumn Meeting: Seventeen Days of Racing Begins Tuesday, September 9, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-05


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OMAHAS AUTUMN MEETING ; Seventeen Days of Racing Begins Tuesday, September 9. Opportunity for Better-Class Horses Popular Racer, Abadanc, Bead All OTer In Bad Condition. : OMAHA, .Neb., September 4. A goldoa opportunity awaits the owner of the better class horses at Omaha, where the fall meeting at beautiful Ak-Sar-Beh Park is scheduled to cpen Tuesday, September 9, to continue for seventeen racing days. Truth to tell, there is a shortage of high-class horses here and should the eastern owners elect to ship to this racing point they will find a fertile field, with not much serious competition in which to win the better-class races. The Ak-Sar-Ben purses graduate from 00 to ,000 and it is the events of 00 and upward that are in need of racing material. At the present time there are 250 thoroughbreds stabled at the local horse haven and these are being added to daily by shipments from Chicago, Ohio and Vancouver, so it is safe to say that Ak-Sar-Ben will swing open its gates next Tuesday with at least 350 head of stock. C. B. Irwin has four horses in training here, they being All Over, Chiva, Wcodie Montgomery and the two-year-old Rundark. Irwin is shipping eleven head from his Y-6 ranch at Cheyenne, Wyo., where they have been rested up since last spring. The hearts of the western turf fans will be saddened when it is learned that the French-bred gelding Abadanc died at Cheyenne due to an infection of the leg, which set in following the firing of one of his ankles. A more popular horse than Abadanc never raced at Tijuana and out on the Pacific coast his passing will bring about much genuine sorrow among the lovers of the stout-hearted thoroughbred. At the Mexican course during the year of 1923 Abadanc was a veritable "Hindoo" and won at all distances from five and one-half furlongs to one and one-quarter miles. Frank Bechtelheimer is a recent arrival from Vancouver with nine horses, which embrace Reliability, Bessie Wright, Barras-kane, Quaver, Chile Con Carne, Red Easter, Due de Guise, Angela and Irish Frieze. The latter is an imported three-year-old which the Prince of Wales shipped to Western Canada from England. Bcclitelheimer is reported to have paid a fancy price for him, but contends that he got a bargain, as in his opinion the eolt is capable of showing high speed. Another shipment from Vancouver that lias arrived are the liorses owned by B. F. Mc-Lain and Dr. C. C. Snead of Omaha, Neb. This racing establishment commands the most pretentious string stabled here, the stable numbering seventeen. Of course, De-lante is their best equine, but this son of Seth is on the shelf due to ankle trouble, and according to the plans of his owners will bo fired and turned out this winter. Others in the McLain and Snead outfit are Move On Seth, Sweeptoma, Hapsburg Miss, Flaxey Mae, Bills Hope, Chestnut Girl, Bill Head, Canny Lady, Little Less, Seths Ak-Sar-Ben, Nettie Bettis, Little Beauty, Bess Welch, Tilliloy and Auburn Welch. The stable lost Aryanna, the Uncle mare dying at Vancouver cf car fever shortly after being unloaded after coming from Omaha. Continued on eleventh page. OMAHAS AUTUMN MEETING Continued from first page. J. N. McFaddens BcUinda, Citizen and General Average arrived here yesterday from Chicago. Both Betsinda and Citizen were frequent winners during the past Chicago meeting and should play an important part in the racing here. Dan Howell, trainer for C. E. Thompson, summered the horses- My Daddy and Star Cloudy here, and both are reported to be in fine shape for early engagements. F. R. Doyle, who purchased Adonis from the International Stable before shipping here from Chicago, for a small sum, due to the fact that he has bad legs, ha3 hopes that the picture horse will stand training, but does not expect to get him to the races until the middle of next winter. Doyle, who has ten head here, will depend on Lady Lillian and Jim Daisy to capture first money in the better-class races here. C. B. Irwins All Over shipped here in bad condition, and critical horsemen doubt whether Irwin will be able to race him here. He has been a sufferer from bad teeth and has lost much flesh in consequence. The list of officials that will handle the reins of the forthcoming Omaha meeting are as follows : Dr. F. W. Ashe, presiding judge ; "W. H. Shelley and Perry Reed, associate judges ; Charles L. Trimble, racing secretary ; Thomas J. Brown, clerk of scales ; Arthur D. McKnight, starter ; William Dondas, superintendent mutuel department, and James Ronin, track superintendent That racing in this state is a most popular sport is made evident by the many natives of Nebraska that have joined the ranks of the owners since its inception here. A few of them that take a delight in watching their colors in turf contests are B. F. Mc-Lain, Dr. Lee "Van Camp, William Nessle-hous, Dr. C. C. Snead, Nelson Updyke, William Kline, Fred Borland, Frank Benbough, E. W. Fox and Bob Napes.

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