Prepare for Omaha Meet: Purse Distribution to Total 38,000----500 Horses on Grounds ---Expect Large Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1936-05-25


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PREPARE FOR OfflHA MEET Pnrss Distribution to Total 38,-000 500 Horses on Grounds Expect Large Crowcl. OMAHA, Neb., May 23 When Ak-Sar-Bens thirty-three day running race meeting gets under way here next Thursday the highest class of thoroughbreds in local history will be stabled here. Racing secretary Eugene W. Bury points out that of the more than 500 already under roof here, a majority carry claiming race valuations of from ,500 to ,500, raising the average well above that of last season, the first Omaha meeting since 1929. Chief reason for the better type of racing stock is the increased purse fund of 38,-000. Another is the. fact that horsemen who raced here last year were well satisfied with treatment accorded jthem b"y Ak-Sar-Ben officials, and found itnetrack to be one of the best in America for" conditioning horses. The establishing of five new track records is evidence that the track was remarkably fast. More marks are predicted for this years meeting. " Martin Nathanson, noted Chicago official who will serve, as presiding steward, arrived here early last week to supervise final opening plans. One of his first moves was to confer with the secretary of the Nebraska Racing Commission regarding the issuing of licenses to trainers and jockeys. Judge Nathanson told the secretary all licenses must meet with his approval before holders will be allowed on the track. The past week saw the arrival of big shipments of California, Texas and Kentucky horses. More are due early this week from Aurora and California. The Inaugural Handicap, 00 feature on. opening day, is an all-age speed test at five and a half furlongs. Ak-Sar-Ben officials expect a large opening day crowd, but are really preparing for turn-away business; oh Saturday, May 30.

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