Detroit Officials See Banner Season As Plans for Opening Are Completed: Believe Seventy-Three Day Season Starting Tomorrow Will Be One of Best Ever, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-21


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Detroit Officials See Banner Season As Plans for Opening Are Completed Believe SeventyThree Day Season Starting Tomorrow Will Be One of Best Ever EverDETROIT DETROIT Mich May 20 With the ap ¬ pointment of judge Joseph A Murphy as steward to represent the Michigan Staje Racing Commission the official family for betroit is now complete The Motor City plant will open its gates on Saturday for a 73 day meeting and all indications point to one of the most successful seasons in the history of the thoroughbred sport in the Wolverine State StateServing Serving with Murphy in the stewards pagoda will be the Detroit Racing Asso ¬ ciation representatives presiding steward Jack S Young and steward James F Gal ¬ lagher With such a strong group admin ¬ istrating the racing Detroit turf followers need have no fears as to the capable direc ¬ tion of the sport Young is a veteran with the local organization while Gallagher came here last year for the first time and han ¬ dled his task in such a manner as to elicit praise from the public and turfmen alike Late today association officials announced the appointment of Charles A Bray as as ¬ sociate steward stewardPopular Popular Charles H Henry a fixture with the Fair Grounds staff is back as racing secretary and handicapper after a most successful season at Californias Bay Meadows Henry is of the opinion that the 1943 Detroit meeting will be outstand ¬ ing and he stated here today that he is well satisfied with the class of thorough ¬ breds now quartered at the Woodward Avenue plant plantBryan Bryan Steele who has dispatched the fields at the Fair Grounds for several years returns again as starter The onetime rid ¬ ing star has been conducting schooling ses ¬ sions since his arrival from Florida and believes that the twoyearold division here is one of the best he has seen in some time timeHenderson Henderson Van Zandt L M Holmes and Allan Lee are the placing judges and all of these men are well known to local pa ¬ trons Van Zandt and Lee are also to assist in the office of racing secretary Henry along with their other duties in the stand Frank Otis clerk of scales is to be at his regular post after a decade of service with the Fair Grounds staff staffWilliam William Kelly of Detroit comes back again as paddock judge and he is also scheduled to assist with the work in the racing secretarys office William Milner and Al Copeland Jr will be the patrol judges while George Peterson veteran clocker is to be official timer Peterson has been a regular member of the Fair Grounds official family and he Is well known in the Motor City CityEddie Eddie A Miller a valuable addition to the force in Henrys office is also to man the public address microphone Miller needs no introduction to local turf followers hav ¬ ing served on the speaker system here pre ¬ viously J O Brown is the track superin ¬ tendent while Carter C Curtiss is back at his old post as building supervisor

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