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DALLAS OPENING DAY Predict Auspicious Start of Twenty-One Day Spring Meeting. Fair Park in Thorough Readiness for Inaugural ClassyField for State Fair, of Texas Handicap. . r--------------------- - DALLAS, Texas, April 24. Seven- I teen of the best sprinters that could I i be mustered together were named for j the ,500 added State Fair of Texas J Handicap that tops the opening days j J program here tomorrow. The field for j I the dash, which will be decided over J I the George course of 165 feet less J j than five furlongs in order of post j j position follows: j PP. Horse. Wt. Jockey, j 1 Rapid Bells 100 J. Johnson ! j 2 High Hand II.. 94...... K. Hebert j J 3 JHilise 101 .J. Deering j I 4 Lord Tnament.104 C. E. Allen j j 5 Overshoes 94 C. Hanauer J j 6 Ima Count 110 P. Keester ! 7 Chinese Emps.108 N. Wall 8 Hasty Glance.. 108 C. Parvin j 9 Croon 107 A Richard j I 10 Indian Salute.. 110 I 11 Bedight 102 E. Deperini j 12 fMarson 98 j 13 Snorky 98 j 14 Chief s Pride... . 98. E. Gross j 15 JJesting 104 F. Munden j 16 fMarooned ...120 H. Dabson j 17 Wise Anne 102... R. Hayward j L. J. Marks entry. J JC. J. Bild entry. J i. DALLAS, Texas, April 24. Fair Park, Dallas own compact and ultra modern three-quarters of a mile track opens its twenty-one day spring meeting .here tomorrow. The commodious plant, a part of the spacious state fair grounds property will begin its second spring meeting and the third, since the course was built last year. With a brilliant stakes program offered the Fair Park association secured many of the leading stables that competed during the successful Arlington Downs season and many establishments that would do honor to any track, are here ready for the opening. The first of the six stakes, programmed the State Fair of Texas Handicap, which features the opening days card attracted a record entry list of seventeen and if the other fixtures are as fortunate in drawing such a brilliant array of thoroughbreds, this meeting should be by far the best held here. Following the opening days sprint, which will be decided over the George course of 165 feet less than five furlongs are the greater Dallas Handicap, Saturdays feature, the Dallas Juvenile Stakes, the Texas Central Continued on eleventh page. DALLAS OPENING DAY .Continued from first page. Centennial Handicap and the Fair Park: Handicap. All carry ,500 in added money with an entrance fee. of 0. Since last fall, a top dressing has been placed on the racing strip, which includes two chutes, one from which the George course dashes are started and the mile chute A three inch cushion now prevails and horsemen pronounce the racing strip one of the safest in the country. Several improvements have been made since last fall, and the stables, grandstand, and clubhouse have been given a fresh coat of paint. Inf bringing such leading racing stables to Fair Park, Otto Herold, president and the racing committee including R. B. George, Julius G. Reeder, Harry Olmstead, O. A. Fountain, Hugh Schoellkoff and H. P. Edwards, have worked untiringly since the close of the fall meeting. They agreed to offer larger purses and a stakes program that far exceeds any short course track. From all indications their efforts are to be rewarded. Among the leading stables quartered here are: Leo J. Marks, Mrs. A. M. Creech, R. N. Vestal, C. E. Davison, J. D. Spreckels HI., Mrs. T. Flippen, C. J. Bild, W. C. Stroube, Three Ds Stock Farm, Mrs. J. L. Wilson, Mrs. E. McCuan, Winfree Bros, and others. While A. B. Gordon, Mrs. W. C. Weant, E. B. Carpenter, Joe L. Roberts and others, who are remaining at Arlington Downs, are vanning their charges here to fill their engagements. Racing secretary J. Reeder has programmed eight races daily and the first of these will get under way at two oclock. The "Daily Double" system of wagering will be used on the first and second races. Although it was first decided that in the event a large number of entries for the State Fair of Texas Handicap, the race would be run in two sections. However, this morning when seventeen horses were named, a check showed that they represented only fifteen different interests and a split might result in all of the low weights being drawn for one event. In addition to the renowned Marooned, one of the crack sprinters of the country, the field for the George course feature attracted Ima Count, a triple winner at Arlington Downs, Mrs. A. M. Creechs good filly Hasty Glance, the speedy Lord Tournament, Wise Anne, stakes winner as a two-year-old; Chinese Empress, one of the leading sprinters and others which have played a prominent part in Texas spring racing. Supporting the handicap is the Texas Press Association Purse, for three-year-olds. Those named for the dash,, also at the George Course distance: Marmara, Ouray, High Hand II., Towson, Attraction, Hilise and Left Oyer. They will contest under allowance conditions for an 00 purse. Seven maiden two-year-olds meet at four and a half furlongs for the Yellow Cab Purse and third race, while ten routers will contest a mile and a furlong for the Red Chain Feed Purse and sixth event. The second and seventh races will be decided at one mile, while the first, eighth and ninth, or substitute numbers, will be decided at seven furlongs. Although cloudy skies prevailed this morning the weather man has promised ideal conditions for the opening, and in that event the largest crowd since the sport was revived here is expected. In the event it would be necessary to declare off one of the original races tomorrow morning, racing secretary J. Reeder has carded a substitute. Members of the Junior League have agreed to act as hostesses during the morning meeting, and each day one of the members will be on hand in the clubhouse to assist the patrons. Michael Mitchell, former big league baseball player, is in charge of the certificates department, and since arriving here he has completed final preparations for that important department. Mitchell has arranged to open the complete battery of sellers and cashiers opening day, and will keep both the main and clubhouse lines open throughout the meeting. With adequate street car service from downtown Dallas and many leading streets leading to and from the Fair Grounds for the motorists, patrons will find no delay in getting to and from their homes. Judge Reeder stated today that he expects to lose little time between the races, and he hopes, to get the. Jans home long before the dinner hour. With the exception of Samuel C. Nuckols, who is succeeding T. C. Bradley as steward and Charles A. Kenney, who will be the third placing judge, the officials are the same as those who served during the fall meeting. For the first time here the Texas Racing Commission will be represented, and Judge C. A. Pippen, prominent Dallas jurist, will fill this important position.