Expect Twelve in Inaugural: Hotel Greeters Handicap Feature of Omahas Opening Card, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-29


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EXPECT TWELVE IN INAUGURAL Hotel Greeters Handicap Feature of Omahas Opening Card. Revival Meeting at Ak-Sar-Ben Course Begins Thursday Track Conditions Prevent Fast Works. f OMAHA, Neb., May 28. Prospects for a dozen or more contestants facing the barrier in the ,000 Hotel Greeters Inaugural Handicap of six furlongs, which features the opening day program at Ak-Sar-Ben are regarded as exceedingly bright by secretary E. W. Bury. Among the probable starters in the sprint : headliner are Lady Bowman, Whisking, Amazing, Royal Pride, Interpreter, Charlie K.y Kent, Carbon, Bacardi Sweep, Playsickle, jlago and Brilliant Duke. The foregoing list looms as a formidable band and is expected to provide Nebraskans with some thrilling sport in the feature of the come-back program. Increasing the value of the Hotel Greeters Handicap from 00 to ,000 has met with the approval of the owners in this section. Track conditions, such as prevent the recording of fast trials, have prevailed. Heavy rains of the past two weeks, however, served to pack the surface and with the advent of improved weather conditions some speed tests of consequence should result. Dr. Frederic W. Ashe, presiding steward, arrived from New York and immediately assumed his duties of going over the applications for trainer and jockey licenses. The arrival of Dr. Ashe completes the official personnel. One of the most pretentious stables quartered at Ak-Sar-Ben is that which W. J. Potter, Sr. is handling for W. J. Potter, Jr., Mrs. M. Caldwell, Mrs. J. W. Gurley, Frank Cagle, Woodward and Smith, M. Fernandez and J. W. Potter. The outfit is made up of eleven horses. "Patsy" Petrella has been engaged to do all of the riding for the G. H. Coyle stable. "Buddy" Glass, who will serve as custodian of the jockey room, reports that there has been a steady influx of jockeys, and he has received advices that others are coming from Kansas City for the start of the season. Willie Moran, who sported the silks of the Greentree Stable during Ed Haughtons regime as trainer, is one of the veterans who will be seen in action. Starter Jack Hodgins notified horsemen that he would not permit horses which have not previously started from the Bahr gate to race until said, horses have been properly schooled from the apparatus. The grandstand and other buildings have taken on a bright hue as the result of application of paint by a corps of workers, who are rapidly putting the plant in tip-top shape, despite the fact that inclement weather has retarded them to some extent. . t ;

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