Fairmount Inspection Day is Huge Success: Large Crowd Out for Sundays Festivities - Ellis Unit Arrives, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-26


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j , ! , ; : ; j ; . Fairmount Inspection Day Is Huge Success Large Crowd Out for Sundays Festivities Ellis Unit Arrives COLLINSVILLE, 111., May 25. Despite the rationing of tires and the present emergency, hundreds of racing fans passed through the gates at Fairmount Park Sunday, beginning early in the morning and continuing until nearly dusk. In the afternoon, schooling of horses from the McMillan Gate, as well as three "Test" races were offered the thousands who were in attendance. Numbered among some of the horses to get trials this afternoon instead of the usual morning hours, were several candidates for the Memorial Day Handicap, headliner on the opening day program at the local trck this Saturday. Starting at 2:30 p. m., the schooling of horses began and, from that time until past 5:00 oclock, starter C. H. McMillan and his crew of assistants were busy dispatching horses out of the gate which bears the starters name. Such well-known handicap performers as Franks Boy, Pol-lenator, Lostagal, Ballinderry, War Bam, Fetchet, Burgoo Miss, Bobs Dream, Gallant Laddie, Gal Ann, Meetsum, Florizan Beau, Mr. Ambassador, Conscript and, others, were worked out of the gate at the beginning of the program. All of them are eligibles for the opening-day feature. Bobs Dream, Florizan Beau and Gallant Laddie will probably meet in the co-feature, a race at five and one-half furlongs for three-year-olds. Lenahan in Charge of Division While inspection day was the feature of the pre-Sunday opening of the 26-day meeting, horsemen continued to arrive at the Madison County course and, among some of the "trainers to unload their charges over the week-end, were the stables of James C. Ellis, owner of Dade Park, which division was under the guidance of J. D. Lenahan, the public stable of Walter Wilkerson, James P. Headley, James F. ONeil, George Stutts, A. J. Mueller and Clyde Lipe. The Ellis division came from the farm at Owensboro, Ky., and included in the lot were Noisy U, Dry Knight, Nyla G., Storm Tossed, Always Glad, Sea Tower, Dry Ice, Grill, Kick Off, Sweeping Vista and the two-year-olds. Miss Skip and Quiquo. Coming from Churchill Downs in the Wilkerson-trained stable were Pauline W., Opera Queen and Merrywood, owned by Wilkerson, Pigeon Gold, Pittistraw and Thistle Blue owned jointly by himself and Harry Bensinger, Louisville breeder, and for the account of Bensinger he found quarters for Camps First, Sonny O. B. and Coralie B. Winning Chance and Valdina Opal made the trip from the Derby course and they will flaunt the silks of Richard Stein. Rounding out the stable is J. H. Webers Gay Wasp. James P. Headley Horses In the Headley stable, which also arrived here from - Churchill Downs, were "War Bam, Seekonk, Wise Barrister, Put In and Amys Third, all owned by George T. Williams, western sportsman, and High Vote, representative of J. B. Lewis. ONeil unloaded Winwithme, Tra-La-La, Mirror Lake, Hit It, Bead and Miss Nadi, while the Stutts horses which came from Hot Springs were Your Buddy, Ski Dad. Fylfot and Darby dOr. Burston Manor was the only horse Mueller brought here and the veteran plater was vanned from Churchill Downs. In the Lipe unit were the lacol favorites, Manhunt and Linkville." Arrivals over the week-end swelled the number of horses on the grounds to nearly 600. The local track can accommodate only 650 horses and the balance of the stalls remaining are expected to be taken in the next feWxdays. Some of the space has been reserved for several horsemen racing at Beulah Park and since racing secretary R. A. Leigh, Jr., has assurances from those horsemen that they will be on the grounds for the opening Saturday, every stall should be occupied by the, end of the week. General manager D. C. Burnett has made final preparations for the opening and Jack Langer, head of the concessions, has made many improvements in his department and stated today he was making arrangements to handle one of the largest opening-day crowds in the history of Fair-mount Park,

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