Apprentice Leon Hall to Ride at Ak-Sar-Ben Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-05


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t , j j I i I j 1 2 3 1 1 3 , , 3 4 1 7 1 j 0 4 5 : Apprentice Leon Hall to Ride At Ak-Sar-Ben Meeting OMAHA, Neb., June 4. — Nebraska, which has sent quite a number of ranking jockeys to the racing world, is bringing out another candidate for turf fame. He is 17-year-old Leon Hall, of Ashland, Neb., son of Omer Hall, veteran trainer. Hall brought out the late Ray Hightshoe some 15 years ago. After riding on the fair circuit in Nebraska last Summer, Leon went to the Detroit Fair Grounds where he piloted 33 winners. After the conclusion of the Detroit meeting the Halls went to Thistle Down. then to Louisville and finally New Orleans for a total of 26 more winners. During the racing blackout here. Hall went to Mexico City where he piloted 32 winners. He and his father now are back at Ak-Sar-Ben for the 30-day meeting opening June 19. The elder Hall has nine head in liis care.

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