Open House at Dallas Track: Fifteen Thousand Visitors Inspect Plant on Easter Sunday, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-23


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OPEN HOUSE AT DALLAS TRACK Fifteen Thousand Visitors Inspect Plant on Easter Sunday. Texas Meeting Scheduled to Begin Next Thursday Officials Busy Issuing Badges to Horsemen. . .. DALLAS, Texas, April 22. Fair Park, Dallas own commodious three-quarter mile course, opens its twenty-one day meeting Thursday. Sunday was observed as open house day for the track that is a part of tho State Fair of Texas grounds, and more tfifan 15,000 visitors inspected the plans during the day. Otto Herold, president of the State Fair of Texas and chairman of the racing division of the association, and members of the racing commission were on hand to do everything possible to entertain the visitors. Julius G. Reeder and judge E. Hilleman, Charles A. Kenney and A. J. Heffernan had the secretarys office going at full blast. A majority of the 700 horses quartered at Fair Park have been registered, and Sunday and today badges were being issued to the horsemen. More than 200 horses remaining at Arlington Downs will be vanned over to fill their engagements. Members of the Junior League will serve as hostesses during the early part of the spring meeting, judge Reeder and Otto Herold announced Sunday. Those who have been named to serve are Mrs. John Prather, Mrs. D. Slater, Mrs. J. C. Thompson, Mrs. W. D. Felder, Jr., Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, Mrs. Alvin Herold, Miss Constance Shannon, Mrs. Eugene McConnell, Mrs. Herbert Nourse, Miss Cleo George, Mrs. Bill Overton and Mrs. Jack Pew. Nominations for the State Fair of Texas Handicap closed Sunday morning, and from all indications the dash over the short five furlongs of the Georges course will draw together the best field to enjoy Fair Park competition. Those named for the prize are Rapid Bells, Wise Anne, Lord Tournament, Irenes Bob, Chinese Empress, Hasty Glance, Cant Remember, Croon, Ima Count, Be-dight, Playmaster, Hilise, Jesting, Marooned, Marmara, Marson, Overshoes, Chiefs Pride, Snorky and Indian Salute. The Fort Worth Handicap also closed Sunday morning. Its nominations also include the leaders of the handicap division seen in Texas racing. Headed by the Dallas-owned Bold Lover, the list of eligibles include Jens Son, Rip Van Winkle, Sweeping Light, Crout au Pot, Blessed Event, Wacoche, Marmara, Biff, Good Scout, Get Along, and Indian Salute. Judge Reeder will assign the weights for the State Fair of Texas Handicap Tuesday, -with acceptances through the usual procedure Wednesday. Weights for the Fort Worth, also a ,500 added handicap, will be released Wednesday. The Fort Worth will be decided at one mile. The rains of Friday and Saturday aided the track greatly. It has a nice cushion, and horsemen pronounce it one of the best tracks in the state. Although several of the riders were forced to depart for other points due to being under call to stables shipping elsewhere, a majority of the jockeys that accepted mounts at Arlington Downs will be at Fair Park. Paul Keester and Hilton Dabson were at the track this morning. Keester regrets the loss of three days racing which prevents him increasing his advantage over the other riders of the country.

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