Ohio State Derby July 6: Opportunity for All-Star Baseball Game Visitors to See Race.; Announcement of Thistle Down Park Opening on June 17, Strikes Popular Chord at Cleveland., Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-11


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OHIO STATE DERBY JULY 6 Opportunity for All Star Baseball Game Visitors to See Race Announcement of Thistle Down Park Open Ing on June 17 Strikes Popular Chord at Cleveland CLEVELAND Ohio June 10 Announce ¬ ment that Thistle Down Park would open its summer season on Monday June 17 to run to July 6 apparently struck a popular note with Cleveland racing fans and horse ¬ men now quartered in this section Adding stimulus to the announcement was the add ¬ ed attraction for the popular Cleveland course of the Ohio State Derby 6000 added whicft is to be run on Saturday July 6 This will be the first running of the Derby since 1932 when it was won by Economic and will bring to this section some of the best three yearolds which already have shown great promise in the other leading threeyearold stakes of the country countryGeneral General manager Robert S Eddy Jr who officiated at the Thistle Down meeting last season for the first time and conducted a most successful meeting both from a rac ¬ ing and fan viewpoint announced that al ¬ ready nominations had been received from representatives of Roman Soldier Sun Port ¬ land McCarthy Tearout Dark Woman and others This would indicate a very for ¬ midable field for the ninth running of this event which has been captured by such thoroughbred stars as Black Gold and others in the past pastHorsemen Horsemen were busy getting ready to move from the Bainbridge course which closes its summer meeting on next Satur ¬ day The majority of these will wait until the weekend although several will move part of their charges during the week weekA A K Miller moved his horses over Sun ¬ day E K Bryson already has twelve on the grounds B Hernandez moved ten of his charges over but racing secretary Rich ¬ ard Leigh urged the horsemen to wait un ¬ til the work on the barn roofs had been en ¬ tirely completed before moving in the new quarters quartersBUSHING BUSHING IMPROVEMENTS IMPROVEMENTSGeneral General manager Eddy has had men working on the roofs of the bains grand ¬ stand and clubhouse during the last week and all will be in readiness when the gong sounds next Monday Workmen already have the track proper in fine shape with work on beautification in progress over the weekend weekendMemberships Memberships in the clubhouse which is by invitation only and which was one of the big features of the last Thistle Down meeting will be renewed to those who availed themselves of the privilege last sea ¬ son Mr Eddy said We had a most rep ¬ resentative clientele of the business aid So ¬ cial leaders of Cleveland he said and we hope to renew this acquaintance this sea ¬ son sonThe The Saturday crowd at Bainbridge was the best since Decoration Day and with two Ladies Days Monday and Friday billed for the final week it is expected that fans who like the popular Bainbridge course will take advantage of the last week of racing at that place placeR R Tilden came over from Chicago to ride the Frank Seremba horses and will remain during the Thistle Down meeting meetingPLANNING PLANNING JUVENILE FEATURE FEATURERacing Racing secretary Leigh plans a twoyear old feature at Thistle Down similar to the Hunting Valley Stakes in which he hopes to induce some of the good twoyearolds now at Detroit and Chicago to compete against Outremont which is nominated for the Woodward and Hyde Park Stakes StakesGeneral General manager Eddy said that in addi ¬ tion to the regular purses there will be added handicap stakes as often as possible during the week days and always on Satur ¬ days It is planned to offer a strong card for the Monday races racesThe The Ohio State Derby comes two days before the playing of the allstar major league game here in Cleveland and two days behind the holiday July 4 Visitors from nearby towns coming here for the former event and also spend the weekend will have an advantage of seeing the running of the Derby DerbyWith With a total of five hundred horses on the grounds and with applications coming from other horsemen who like the Thistle Down course there will be plenty of horses for the eighteenday meeting meetingInstallation Installation began of an elaborate club ¬ house bar also a pecial bar in the grand ¬ stand standRacing Racing secretary Leigh will accept the entries for Thistle Down opening day races on next Saturday at Bainbridge Park and will also accept entries at Thistle Down for those horsemen who have moved in by that time timeD D C Burnett is an arrival from Aurora and in charge of the advance work at This ¬ tle Down

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