Activity at Beulah Park: Horsemen Arriving Daily from Winter Racing Points., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-12


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ACTIVITY AT BEULAH PARK * Horsemen Arriving Daily From Winter Racing Points. « Inaugural Handicap, Feature of Saturdays Opening Program Expected to Attract Limit Size Field. * COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 11.— With the opening of the Ohio racing season, which will have its inauguration at the Beulah Park Jockey Clubs course, at Crove City, Saturday, April 16, horsemen are arriving in this Capitol city from Tijuana, New Orleans, Havana and other distant points. The coming meeting, general manager Harry D. Shepard says presages the greatest in the history of the Grove City track, for, never hefore has there been such a demand for stabling accommodations. The track is now filled to overflowing, the only empty stalls on the grounds being held for old patrons coming from distant points. Kven the additional stabling erected two years ago, will not suffice to take cart- of the overflow and Jonas T. IMetsch, chairman of the Beulah Park Board, and general manager Shepard let contiacts for the erection of another fifty-two stall stable which is now in course of construction. The Thistle Down Stable of J. H. MeMil-lin manager of the Thistle Down track at Cleveland and William Bernhardt. New Orleans political luminary, are among the late conspicuous arrivals at the beautiful plant, and it is expected that before the inaugural ceremonies Saturday afternoon, approximately six hundred horses will be either on the grounds or in the immediate environs. The Inaugural Handicap, which has featured the initial days racing at Grove City since its inception five years ago, will be the main attraction the opening day and racing secretary Wasli Norvell expects the limited number of starters will accept weights. Kverything is in readiness for the opening Saturday. Messrs. IMetsch and Shepard have been working indefatigahly for several weeks past, putting the plant in shape for the Coiitiuueil on eighth page. 1 ACTIVITY AT BEULAH PARK Continued from first page meeting and all that remains is the printing of the entries for Saturday to complete their task. Messrs. Joseph A. Murphy and John T. Ireland, stewards, are expected today or tomorrow, when they will certify to the registration of horses, pass on the trainers and jockeys applications for the meeting. W. R. Booker is due to arrive from New Orleans today and will serve in an official capacity at Beulah Park. Lester Dean, starter, is ex-pec-ted to return from New York Wednesday, while secretary "Wash" Norvell, who completes the official family, has been busy with the preliminary arrangements incident to the opening for several days. Chester Stands, who will serve in the stewards stand with Messrs. Murphy and Ireland, has been here for several weeks, returning from Florida following the close of the racing season there. R. C.uicardo. Cleveland horseman, is a late arrival from the South. He will have one of the largest stables in training here. Eugene Lutz. fully recovered from the malady which struck him down in Florida, motored to Columbus from Pompano. He has nine horses in training at Beulah Park. Jockey W. Fronk, his son-in-law, will in all probability do the riding for the Lutz stable at Beulah Park. Johnny Pons is an arrival from New Orleans, his stable preceding him by several days. A. Winters came in from New Orleans with the horse Harilek, a winner during the past winter. Word has reached Columbus that Messrs. Cattarinich, King and McGinty. owners of the Maple Heights and Brooklyn tracks, plan extensive improvements at both tracks before the opening of the season in Cleveland, which will follow Akron. It is planned to enlarge both the grandstands and stabling accommodations at the tracks. Lester Dean, who did the starting at Havana the past winter, has been engaged to do the starting again this summer on the Canadian Northwestern circuit, which includes the tracks at Winnipeg and Calgary.

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