Appoint William Almy, Jr. as Randall Park Steward: Eastern Official Will Preside in Stand at Course in Ohio, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-05


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— ♦ WILLIAM ALMY, Appoint William Almy# Jr. As Randall Park Steward Eastern Official Will Preside In Stand at Course in Ohio RANDALL PARK, North Randall, Ohio, June 4. — William Almy, Jr., who is now serving his 17th consecutive season in the stewards stand at Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass., has been appointed presiding steward at the forthcoming 44day meeting,at Randall Park, starting1 July 27. The appointment of the prominent Eastern turf official was onnounced today by Saul Silberman, president of the Randall Park Jockey Club. In making the announcement Silberman said that the engagement of Almy is intended as further evidence of the earnestness of the Randall managements desire to give Cleveland fans the best racing possible. Almy has been a fixture at Suffolk Downs since the track opened in 1935. His uninterrupted service at Suffolk constitutes a record for New England turf officials. His experience also includes three yaars as director of racing at Suffolk and 12 seasons as a steward at Rockingham Park. This will, however, mark Almys debut on the mid-Western scene. Almy, whose father maintained a large stable of show horses, has been closely associated- with equines since his early childhood. He did considerable riding in hunt club meets and he is still regarded as one of the Easts most competent horse show judges. Almy succeeds William Hamilton as Randalls head steward. Hamilton has accepted a post at Wheeling Downs after one season at Randall. He is the second newcomer to Randalls official family for 1951. Fred Burton, racing secretary at Churchill Downs, was named an associate steward for the Ran-| dall meeting.

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