Attendance Record Broken: Dade Park Has Largest Crowd in Its Nine-Year Existence, Daily Racing Form, 1932-09-06


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ATTENDANCE RECORD BROKEN Dade Park Has Largest Crowd in Its Nine -Year Existence. Business Men of Kentucky and Indlaaj Cities See Holiday Racing Arnold Rides First Two Winners. . HENDERSON, Ky., Sept. 5. That thoroughbred racing has won a warm spot in the-hearts of the state of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois was thoroughly attested at Dade Park this afternoon when more than 15,000 lovers of the sport visited the Kentucky; island course for the holiday program. Shortly before noon patrons began the trejc to the park, and long before the time for the running of the first race every available seat in the grandstand and club house was taken, with the walks and grounds very thickly populated. It was necessary to arrange additional parking space for the motorists, and many automobiles were left parked on the main highways that led to the course. It was truly a representative crowd. Mingling in the vast- throng were the leaders in civic and business affairs of Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro and other adjacent cities. Due to the indications for an adverse track, the racing secretary was unable to fill the Labor Day Handicap, but a well balanced card was offered. The weather could not have been improved on. A slight tinge of autumn breeze tempered the late summer rays of the sun, and, although the crowd was, the largest in the nine-year history of the plant, conditions were comfortable at all times. H The patrons were bent on a holiday and this spirit prevailed at. all times. Although the daily double system of wagering had its initial tryout Saturday, it did not reach the height of its popularity until this afternoon. Again is was necessary to move back the post time for the second race to enable the patrons to purchase the titf its on the double. In the place of the handicap the Labor Day Claiming Purse served as the feature and was run as the fifth race. It was decided over the Dade Park course and brought together a field of six. The American Legion Bugle and Drum Corps of Owensboro in full regalia entertained the crowd before and during the intermission between the races. Gordon Arnold, who was astride R. K. Girl, winner of the first event, rode his second winner when he brought Mrs. J. Houstons Moms Polly to the finish of the second race an easy winner over Standout, with the favorite, Emmaline H., third. Eleven maiden two-year-olds accepted the test under claiming conditions and the victor, reserved off the pace of Chestnut Tree and Emmaline H. until reaching the stretch, took command with ease to be four lengths in the van of Standout, which was a length and one-half in the lead of Emmaline H. R. L. Stivers Parnell Bound was again an offending favorite when lie gave way to James C. Ellis R. K. Girl in the final drive of the three-quarters introductory dash, that brought together a field of eleven cheap platers.

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