Nebraska Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1949-06-04


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Nebraska Notes AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Nebr., June i. Keith Carter, representative of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau, arrived at the local track and will remain for several days sport prior to returning to Chicago. In a private transaction, Edward Luther, sold the five-year-old mare, Placid Polly, to W. C. McWhorter. The latter, former trainer of the Luther unit, will condition his recently acquired charge. J. W. Snider, owner and trainer of a formidable unit, sold the veteran campaigner Jodas Joe to the combined interests of E. R. Rorick and L. O. Lane. Prank Carra, former trainer who suffered a broken forearm while serving as a member of starter Bryan Steeles gate crew during the Gulfstream meeting, is currently acting as a patrol judge here and will ascend to the starters stand during the latter part of the present 32-day meeting. Most recent addition to the Ak-Sar-Ben office staff is Tec Nave, a student at the local Creighton University. Nave annually serves as a member of presiding steward Dick Leighs crew during his vacation period. L. B. Kindle, clerk of scale at the Ak-Sar-Ben, passed out stall application blanks for the forthcoming La Mesa Park meeting, which is scheduled to get under way on July 16. Racing is conducted every Saturday and Sunday at the Raton, N. M., plant and will continue through September 11. John L. Watkins, a member of the local official colony, returned to his duties here following a lengthy absence. Watkins formerly served as an official at the Omaha course for several years previous to 1941.

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