Ak-Sar-Bens Annual Meeting Begins Today: Arrange Excellent Opening Card, with Sixteen Named for Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-26


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y - i j j s is s 1 2 . ! - i i - Z e i s Ak-Sar-Bens Annual Meeting Begins Today Arrange Excellent Opening Card, With Sixteen Named for Feature OMAHA, Neb. May 25. The Ak-Sar-Ben Exposition Companys annual meeting of 30 days gets under way tomorrow afternoon with all signs pointing toward a highly successful session. At this time there are upward of 600 horses stabled on the grounds, awaiting the opportunity to enter competition and, from their number, a splendid inaugural program has been arranged. The management is offering a total of 50,000 in purses, this liberal distribution serving to attract some of the best stables that have ever raced at the local course. A few of the more prominent stables that are on the grounds at this time are the thoroughbreds of Mrs. C. B. McClain, J. E. Copenhaver, Ed Jebbens, Lee Helton, H. E. Moser, E. A. Simpson, Mrs. P. Whiting, Joe Cooper, Al Tarn, F. C. Brophy, Mrs. A. M. Creech, R. Basnett and many more that have raced here for the past few years. Racing secretary R. E. Leigh has arranged four handicaps which will be run during the 30-day meeting. The first on the list is the Ak-Sar-Ben Inaugural Handicap which will be contested on opening day. The others follow in order, the Memorial Day Handicap, the Ak-Sar-Ben Princess Handicap and closing day. His Continued on Page Six Ak-Sar-Bens Annual Meeting Begins Today Arrange Excellent Opening Card, With Sixteen Named for Feature Continued from Page One Majestys Council Handicap will be decided. The racing officials who will preside during the 30-day spring meeting are R. E. Leigh, who will act in the double capacity of presiding steward and racing secretary; A. J. Heffernan, associate steward; John R. Maluvius, who will act as assistant racing secretary, placing judge and clerk of the scales; Harvey Foster and George Swain, placing judges; Noel Chil-cutt will do the starting; Eugene Schwartz and Louis Tabor are patrol judges, while Norman Lutz will have charge of the mu-tuel plant. Sixteen horses have been named for the j Inaugural, which is a six-furlong dash for three-year-olds and upward for a purse of ,200. Those making up the field are Best Beau, Maihigh, Alcinous, Chi, Maisco, Par Avion, Count dOr, Trim Stepper, All Lizzie, Willy, Goal to Go, Scar Leg, Lady Psychic, O. K. Mullen, Winnamucca and The Nizam. The feature is surrounded by seven "other well-matched fields and should provide an interesting afternoon of sport. As for the plant itself, the stands and the grounds have all been put in ship-shape order and many new improvements for the convenience of the patrons have been inaugurated since last year. Post time for the first event will be 2:00 -p. m. and the Daily Double will be made up from the first and second races. Thomas speed camera will be used in photo finishes and the electric gate will be used in the starts.

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