Behrman Memorial Feature: Race in Honor of Dead New Orleans Mayor Run over Popular Long Distance, Daily Racing Form, 1932-01-09


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BEHRMAN MEMORIAL FEATURE Race in Honor of Dead New Orleans Mayor Run Over Popular Long Distance. NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 8. The Martin Behrman Memorial Claiming Purse will be the feature event on tomorrows card at Jefferson Park. The race, named in memory of the late mayor of New Orleans, will be over one mile and a half. This race was an annual fixture for a number of years at the Fair Grounds and was over the two-mile route and was revived last season at Jefferson. In recent years horsemen have not been anxious to send their charges over a mile and a quarter, the majority preferring sprints. The distance races not only tend to revive interest among the horsemen, but serve as a feature, which fans have always desired. Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley and other city officials have been invited to attend and will view the race from the stewards stand. The race is well filled with a number of useful distance campaigners and will be the fifth race on the program. Racing secretary Julius Reeder also has named the fourth race on the program in honor of Captain Jerry Dalrymple, Tulanes great football star, who will view the race. Captain Dalrymple is an ardent racing fan. Races also are named for Mr. Arturo Earn-irese, consul-general of Guatemala, and Mr. Gustavo A. Guerrero, consul of Salvador. They will be club house guests.

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