Bay Meadows Reopening: Racing Resumed Thursday at San Mateo after One Day of Idleness, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-05


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BAY MEADOWS REOPENING Racing Resumed Thursday at San Mateo After One Day of Idleness. 1 Speed Handicap of ,000 Added Features Saturday Card Berkeley Reserved for the Following Week-End. SAN MATEO, Calif., April 4. The Bay Meadows track reopened Thursday following a day of idleness occasioned by bad track conditions and the absence of several officials who were called to Sacramento to attend the investigation of the California horse racing board. The fields were surprisingly well filled when the state of the racing strip was taken into consideration, there being eleven horses in each of the first two races and seven or eight in the others. A special feature for Thursday and one that created considerable interest was a three-furlong contest for polo ponies. The animals were ridden by their owners, and ten started. Many famous poloists, including George Pope, Lindsay Howard and J. B. Balding of the California team, had mounts. The Berkeley Handicap, sprint feature which was to have been decided on Wednesday, the off-day, was to headline Saturdays bill, and the Spring Handicap, Saturdays scheduled ,000 added feature, postponed for one week but later it was announced that the original plan would be followed, the Speed Handicap Saturday and the Berkeley the next week-end. The field that was entered in the Berkeley Handicap will remain intact for that race. Among those entered were Carisbrooke, Indiantown, Johns Birthday, Chictoney, Happy Knot, R. D. Powers, and others. Bay Meadows lost twenty-one horses Thursday morning when the stables of F. A. Carreaud, Mrs. D. Melanson and J. J. Dolan were shipped to Belmont Park, New York. Time Supply, winner of the first Bay Mead-pws Handicap, will be rested up and pointed for the big stakes in the East. Because of adverse track conditions, entries were slow in filling Thursday morning for Fridays racing. But seven races will be given on "fish day," and but six had been filled by post time for the first race Thursday. Mrs. L. F. OLeary, who purchased Thistle Genie from F. A. Carreaud Thursday morning, was not long in realizing on her in--vestment. Thistle Genie, a maiden, won the first race at Bay Meadows Thursday and paid 5.20. The gelding defeated a large field of cheap animals by leading all the way and winning, with comparative ease. Brown Idyll, the favorite, was second after meeting with interference from the winner in the stretch while Deputation raced to third place. Jockey Frank Mauro was on the winner and the distance was five and one-half furlongs. The handle was ,327. Jockey Dale Landers, who recently checked in from Agua Caliente, rode his initial race of the meeting aboard Voyage in the second event and came through with a sensational rush through the stretch to best Bens Hope, the early leader, which was unplaced. Voyage paid 8.00 and the handle was ,239. Following the running of the second race Thursday an announcement was made that the ,000 added Spring Handicap would be the Saturday feature at Bay Meadows after all. Earlier in the day a change had been made setting the Berkeley Handicap, post- poned from Wednesday, down for decision Saturday, but the Berkeley will not be run until one week from Saturday. Nominations for the Spring Handicap released today showed nine horses in the field, with Top Row, from the A. A. Baroni stable, the likely top weight. Others named are Bon Amour, Spicson, Frank Ormont, Sand Baby, Teralice, Thomasville, Dark Winter and Toro Flight.

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