Riverside Park Opens: Remodeled Kansas City Track Has Attractive Inaugural Card, Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-27


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RIVERSIDE PARK OPENS Remodeled Kansas City Track Has Attractive Inaugural Card. Inaugural Handicap Objective of Nine Crack Horses Sarazen II. Top Weight at 115 Pounds. KANSAS CITY, Mo. May 26 When Riverside Park opens its gates-today for the spring meeting it will be for the first time since 1904 that racing will be conducted over a mile track in this vicinity. Eight races will mark the opening days program with the ,000 Inaugural Handicap the feature. Of the original nineteen nominated for this event, nine accepted the weights allotted to them by the racing secretary, with Bruce Johnsons consistent Sarazen U. being given the post of honors with 115 pounds. Next comes J. Marschs Camp Boss with 113. Others that were named through the entry box are Abe Furst, a winner in Kentucky; Hokuao, Parnell Bound, Prefer, coupled with Sarazen II.; Making Bubbles, Jim Dandy and Ante Bellum. Everything has been finished at the new mile course and with the opening of the new double width highway, the officials expect to play host to the largest crowd that ever attended a race meeting in Missouri. The track proper is drying out rapidly from Thursdays heavy rains and the opening days racing will be conducted over a fast track, providing rain does not visit the course again. With the arrival of George Murphy from San Francisco Friday, the official roster is complete with Edwin K. Thornton, presiding steward; Peter Clark, presiding judge, with M. H. Morrison and H. S. Bengston as associate judges. William P. Kyne will act as racing secretary, while the veteran, Arthur McKnight, will dispatch the fields from the Bahr gate. G. Murphy will be clerk of scales, and W. H. Hall, patrol judge. Mickey Dwyer and Arthur Sparks, who have charge of the donation department, were among the arrivas from San. Francisco Friday. A. J. Pershall unloaded eight head from Fairmount Park, arid C. Grayson brought the handicap horse, El Puma, from Kentucky. Forty-six jockeys and apprentices filed their applications for riding licenses Friday morning. Thirty-four are full-fledged riders. Continued on twenty-fourth page. RIVERSIDE PARK OPENS Continued from first page. The older boys are: W. Garner, G. Fowler, S. Holecko, J. Dyer, L. E. Brown, R. Thomson, W. Lasswell, V. Moore, P. Neal, L. Jones, C. Hart, F. Hernandez, E. Neal, M. Clancy, J. W. Bernard, V. Wallis, R. Tilden, J. R. Kelly, H. Chinn, L. Trimble, L. Lake, R. E. Allen, A. Anderson, J. Schilling, H. Morgan, H. Scurlock, P. Rooney, H. Maddux, N. Robinson, G. Broadfoot, W. Magner and H. Bracken. The apprentices are: A. Coghill, D. McCune, J. Jacobs, P. Beck, M. Perry, E. Terry, T. Brennan, C. Herzog, R. Henderson, G. Julian, T. Durman and M. Calvert.

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