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Cronin Inspects River Downs And Then Leaves for Ascot CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 15.— Dan E. Cronin, one of the top officials at River Downs, watched the progress of the work being done in installing 82 tote machines and stated that /the work would be completed well in advance of the opener to permit practice runs for several days. Cronin departed for Akron late today where he will supervise the improvements now under way at that track. Before leaving Cincinnati, Cronin stated that he looks for one of the best meetings, in every respect at the River Downs track, which will raise the curtain on a 44-day meeting on Memorial Day, May 30. With" the closing of the Churchill Downs session Saturday, many stables will converge on the local track and the management expects to have more than 300 thoroughbreds bedded down by the end of the week.