Officials for Centennial Meeting Are Approved: Tunney, Leighninger and Thomas Named Stewards at Colorado Oval, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-28


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t _____________ ■— — M — _WI_ « MOT OT ■_■ OT OTN OT H. A. CHRISTENSEN— Executive secretary of the Colorado Racing Commission, announced officials for the Centennial Park meeting as approved by that body. ■ ., l C - o 3- d - e, U d - - y i- ?1 il it IS g ;s is to ;o in n as :t le g n ;- ;o ;- i, y. k - Officials for Centennial Meeting Are Approved Tunney, Leighninger and Thomas Named Stewards at Colorado Oval CENTENNIAL PARK, Littleton, Colo., June 27. — H. A. Christensen, executive secretary of the Colorado Racing Commission, today announced that officials for the Centennial Park 50-day meeting beginning Saturday and continuing through September 8 had been approved by the Colorado Racing Commission. The three stewards, , Willard F. Tunney, R. E. Leighninger and Ivan Thomas had been previously announced, with Thomas also acting in the role of racing secretary. The placing judges for the meeting will be Joseph E. Walter, R. F. Kilpatrick and William Schuling. Walter, a veteran racing official at western tracks for the past 15 years, will return to Centennial in the same capacity he held as chief placing judge last season. He will also take on the duties of track identifier, replacing the late Francis Angel in that position. Kilpatrick, a newcomer to Centennial Park, has been working the past eight years as an official in Arizona. He has held down the posts of steward, placing judge, patrol judge, and timer at meetings conducted in Phoenix during that time. Schuling is the former rider who was under contract for a number of years Tom Smith. He retired from the saddle 1936 and since then has been acting an official at tracks in the western part of the country. Schuling served during the past year as either patrol judge or placing judge at the meetings conducted at Portland Meadows and Longacres. Hugh Antrim of Phoenix, Ariz., has been appointed clerk of scales for the meeting. Antrim has held down that post at meetings in Phoenix for the past 10 years, also serving as timer at a number of the meetings held in Phoenix. Patrol judges will be R. S. Tomlinson, William Milner and Charles E. Daugherty. Tomlinson was active at Centennial Park last year as was Milner who serves as assistant racing secretary to Thomas. Daugherty is a newcomer to Centennial Park. He took up the career of a racing official after leaving the Navy, in which h he served as a lieutenant during the past Jj war. Daugherty has spent the last five years working mainly on the West Coast, t where he was connected with the publicity department at Bay Meadows, Tanforan jj and Golden Gate Fields. More recently he ie has worked at Portland Meadows and Long-acres r_ ,~ as placing judge and patrol judge. C. H. McMillan returns to Centennial Park as is starter, the same post he held last season. a. McMillan is currently dispatching the le fields at Fairmount Park. He has also held Id the starters position in Arizona, Nebraska, - and at Dade Park in Kentucky. Dr. R. Scott Jackson will return as veterinarian t- representing the Colorado Racing ;- Commission. More recently, however, r, Dr. Jackson served as steward represent- t- as is a. le Id - t- ;- r, t- ing the commission at the meeting held :ld at Brush, Colo. John Woodward, who took ok over as track superintendent midway ay through last years inaugural session, returns e- in the same capacity. The operations department announced a a complete sellout in the box seat section on in both the grandstand and clubhouse for or the opening -day program.

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