Arlington Downs Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-05


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6 1 ARLINGTON DOWNS NOTES ! s Charles McLennan, racing secretary at Arlington Downs, has practically completed his condition book for the remainder of the meeting and is now checking printers proofs McLennan, one of the busiest men in the large official family, plans to get away late Saturday night for Chicago, from where he speeds to Havre de Grace, where he is scheduled to act as racing secretary. .McLennan has turned in a remarkable job this spring and the youthful secretary has received many compliments on all sides for his excellent and well-balanced daily programs. Judge Murphy will carry on in McLennans absence. P. T. Catalano, arrived at Fair Park from Hot Springs with Gay Follies, Ray Rose and Al Green. Thirty claims were filed during the first six days of the Arlington Downs meeting. Golden Fate changed hands at the highest figure when the Apache Stable took the horse .from Elwood Sachsenmaier for ,000. Eight claims were made Monday and six Wednesday. Terrier, Sir Thomas and Jovius were acquired for ,500 each. Apprentice Paul Keester is riding his last mcntli with the five pounds allowance. The Newport, Ky. lad rode his first winner astride, Annan at Aurora last May. H. C. Riddle has arranged to transfer the A. B. Gordon horses to Jamaica April 15. He is receiving several additions from Kentucky for the New York season. Two jockeys were added to the Downs family with the arrival of J. Martin and S. Erwin. The jockey colony now includes, many of the countrys best riders, with Wayne D. Wright yet to come, to have the mount on Col. W. A. Jones Furfiber for the 5,000 Texas Derby on April 20. Butsy Hernandez, after being the leading owner at New Orleans, is having trouble breaking into the win column at the Downs. His Tom Black was close up Wednesday before being cut down, making it necessary to destroy him. Hernandez said the horse j was insured. Benny Creech offered Tommy Grimes ,000 for Billie Bane, after the two-year-old had won the Juvenile Stakes at Arlington Downs. Grimes promptly declined the offer, feeling confident that he has a two-year-old which will grab other rich juvenile stakes in the country before the end of the year. S. F. Murphy, who arrived from Hot Springs with Honohina, Scrip Money, Strappy, Ya Ti and Acrobatic, took over Pat C. and Paul T. to train for Dr. C. N. Finch. Acrobatic is the property of J. E. Presley, who recently acquired the plater. He expects to purchase several others before the close of the Arlington Downs season. Capt. M. McFarland, Lieuts. P. McGurley, E. Cusack and Johnny Walker, stationed at Fort Sill, Okla., viewed the races Thursday at Arlington Downs. The military men, with their aides, are at Arlington for the morning polo games and each afternoon for the next several days will be on hand for the races. The-horses which H. R. Allen trains for several owners arrived at Fair Park Thursday morning, and Allen intends entering a majority of them during the Arlington Downs meeting. He is training Nights End, Mad Bull, Brides Delight, Black Flash, Eva B. and Aurebon. The Skaal Stable of John Thorwald which B. Ray conditions, also unloaded at the Dallas track. Ray has Trend, Ann What, Ultra Vote and Charlie K., which he brought from Hot Springs. Fire Star, Rosy Doon and Desirable-, which race under the Winfree Brothers colors, are belated arrivals from Epsom Downs. The trio found quarters here. W. S. McKee unloaded Finesse, Golden Moon, Mr. Whisk, Miss Colein and Whisk K. Thelma DOr, Soothing and White Air, which H. H. Fausett campaigned at Epsom Downs, were unloaded at Fair Park. The veteran Hamilton is the only horse Johnny Parmalee is training. He is the property of Joe Dine. F. Perry, who has Anna V. L. at Fair Park for Miss V. Trich, plans on acquiring several others for the Dallas season.

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