Record Crowd At Dayton: New Attendance Mark for Track at Opening--Bea M. Triumphs in Inaugural Feature., Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-10


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RECORD CROWD AT DAYTON New Attendance Mark for Track at atOpening Opening Bea M Triumphs in inInaugural Inaugural Feature DAYTON Ohio June 8 A crowd esti ¬ mated at 12000 welcomed the return of rac ¬ ing here Saturday afternoon when the Dayton Jockey Club opened its nineteen day summer meeting at the little Fair Grounds course Although overnight rains left the track in wretched condition the day became clear after noon and the crowd seemed to enjoy itself itselfThe The program of eight races was featured by the Van Cleave Hotel Purse an allowance affair at six and a half furlongs and in it P M Sturms Bea M won in a rousing fin ¬ ish Anna V L was second and Odd Star third in the field of eight The finish in which Bea M won by a nose was typical of finishes all afternoon afternoonWhen When Anna V L took a threelength lead entering the home stretch the race seemed at her mercy but W Gonzales riding Bea M never gave up hope and riding vig ¬ orously got his mount up In the last few strides to get the decision by the barest of margins marginsThe The sport for the most part was form ful with well backed horses rewarding the judgment of their supporters supportersThe The management announced that the crowd for the opening was one of the largest ever to find its way into the track enclosure Indicating it was said one of Daytons most successful meetingsJ

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