Local Racing Scene: Shifts to Sportsman Park for Final Illinois Meeting Of Year, Daily Racing Form, 1932-10-10


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LOCAL RACING SCENE 1 Shifts to Sportsman Park for Final Illinois Meeting of Year. Everything Spic and Span for Mondays Inaugural at Newest of Chicagos Race Courses. CICERO, 111., Oct. 8. The scene of racing In the Chicago district now shifts to the tidy and complete Sportsmans Park, the local home of the National Jockey Club, where an autumn meeting of nineteen days opens Monday. This is the final meeting of the year in Chicago and Illinois as well, and, while it will mark the first fall session at this new track, the enthusiastic manner in which devotees received and supported the opening season last spring, together with a higher grade of racing and improved conditions assured for the meeting at hand, augurs well for a successful run of the sport. Improvements added since the inaugural meet leave nothing to be desired in the way of comfort, convenience and background or setting and conditions all around compare with those to be found at the larger of major tracks here and in other parts of the country. The meeting will be conducted along the same lines as the previous one and, with a better grade of racing material at the disposal of the racing secretary, appreciable improvement in the class of racing is certain. STARS ENTERED. Mondays inaugural card has its principal race in the Autumn Claiming Purse and the feature is supported by six other events, bringing together large and well matched fields. Acceptances for the Autumn Purse, fashioned for two-year-olds and older performers and to be run at six and one-half furlongs, include such well known and popular racers as Martie Plynn, Jean Lafitte, Hot Shot, Nusakan, Out Bound and Dollar Princess, and a fast and sharply contested race is in prospect. Again the "daily double," the duo-race betting novelty, which was introduced to Chicago enthusiasts here last spring, will be among the features. It will be sold on the second and third races. Although the programs will be limited to seven races daily, Edward J. OHare, president and geenral manager of the National Jockey Club, has set post time for the first race Monday at 2 oclock and this starting time may prevail throughout the meeting. TRACK EAST. Barring wet weather, the meeting will open with racing conditions at their best for the racing strip was "lightning fast" today and track superintendent W. Meyer is confident that new track records for all distances will be made before the meeting is very old. Racing officials will be the same as last spring. J. J. Graddy, Frederick Digby and Mr. OHare will act as stewards, with S. S. Bender, P. C. Galliger and R. S. Shelley placing the horses. Mr. Shelley also serves as racing secretary and handicapper and Thomas J. Brown will be in charge of the starting, using the Bahr gate for starting races on the main track and permanent stalls for starts out of the chutes. Among the jockeys who reported to clerk of the scales Bender today were C. King, T. Roderick, J. Kellum, D. Cox, A. Childress, E. Arcaro, T. Salazar, E. Neal, S. Young, A. Vuillemot, M. Harrison, L. Tarmino, L. Gev-ing, A. Anderson, J. Neel and others.

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