Alamo Downs Open House: Large Number of Turf Fans Visit San Antonio Track Sunday, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-23


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ALAMO DOWNS OPEN HOUSE Large Number of Turf Fans Visit San Antonio Track Sunday. Much Interest in Arrival of Horses From Arlington Downs Everything Ready for Thursdays Inaugural. SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 22. A large number of racing fans visited Alamo Downs Sunday afternoon for "open house," the last event preceding the twenty-one day spring meeting that gets under way on April 25 and terminates May 18. As early as 7 oclock in the morning a goodly number were in attendance, watching the thoroughbreds going through their workouts. Many others drifted in before the noon hour, dividing their attention between the grandstand, clubhouse and stables. During the afternoon interest picked up, and there was a steady stream of visitors dressed in their Easter raiment, trekking back and forth across the field. They greeted numerous arrivals during the day. These came, for the most part, from Arlington Downs, and by nightfall eighty new names had been inscribed on. the records at Alamo Downs. Among Sundays arrivals was the San Angelo Stable, with The Choctaw, Jolly Ronald, Elanbee, Grey Don,Dono and Zinita. J. W. Johnson unloaded Marabou and Phe-noz, while F. H. Meyers was represented by Neds-Lad, Great Chance, Explorer and Luna Bright. J. H. Tate dropped in, bringing by the good horse Whisking and the lesser performers High Clover, Thistle Guy, Moorish Amulet, Wilcher and John Mill. Chinese Custom, Cut Price, Bull Boy and Credit System will wear Mrs. E. H. Prues colors, vying with E. J. Schotts Lookout Boy, Miss Gray, David B Escoba Boy, and Dolly David. The Cactus Stable was vanned down and included the sterling Texas-bred Bulstrode, as well as Earth Shaker, Slavonia Mathieson, Topeka and Lepidus. Slavonia, incidentally, holds the track record for the four and one-half furlongs dash at Arlington Downs. C. E. Smith sent Red Rod, Nyack, Manners, Twill, Cold Spill, Excitation and Playful Martha. L. Avant shipped Barcardi Sweep and Coil. B. Oots sent Doctor Happy Kite and F. S. Poole, the highly popular Double Dare. F. J. Estes, with two head, was another to pull in during the morning. The loudspeaker and odds board were in operation during the day, informing fans of the various arrivals and showing once more something of the straight, place and show wagering to be in effect during the coming meeting. In the certificate department, several of Joe Barrs advance guard were on duty getting things in readiness. Signs were posted, equipment cleaned, and all other necessary details attended to before Barrs arrival Tuesday morning. Barr has had to delay his trip to San Antonio until Tuesday, at which time he will be closeted with Raymond Russell and Alex R. Thomas in checking through the numerous applications for positions requested. For that reason roll call will be set back until Wednesday morning. Today many more horses will arrive from Arlington Downs and by tonight 550 or more will be in their stalls, just a hundred less than capacity.

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