Fourteen Nominations For Davidson Memorial: Features Saturday Omaha Card; Run Flying Farmers Purse Today, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-16


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; ! 1 ; r ; 3 t Fourteen Nominations For Davidson Memorial Features Saturday Omaha Card; Run Flying Farmers Purse Today By ART KENNEDY Staff Correspondent AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Nebr., June 15. — Nebraska racing fans are assured of excellent sport during the week ahead, which will be capped on Saturday by the fourth renewal of the J. E. Davidson Memorial Handicap. This event, which has drawn 14 nominations, for three-year-olds and upward at six furlongs will be the first of Ak-Sar-Bens added money events, climaxed on July 4 by the 0,000 Ak-Sar-Ben Handicap- The forthcoming Week-end feature will have ,000 added and, as in subsequent stakes events here, a commemorative silver plate will go to the winning owner. On Wednesday, the mid-week program will be highlighted by the Ak-Sar-Ben Ambassador Handicap, at a mile and 70 yards for three-year-olds and upward with a purse of ,000 for its endowment. Tomorrows program leads off Ak-Sar-Bens fifth week of thoroughbred racing and will be witnessed by three groups from organizations which make a visit to Omahas civic race course an annual event. The largest of these and in whose honor the feature event has been named is the Flying Farmers. As the name implies, the organization is composed of farmers who, for reasons ranging from pleasure to necessity, fly their own planes. It has a membership embracing all of the mid-western states. Members from areas more than 500 miles distant are expected to be in attendance here tomorrow. The Midwest Furniture Association will be represented at Ak-Sar-Ben also and the Chamber of Commerce of Audubon, Iowa, both these groups lending their names to secondary features. The Flying Farmers Purse has drawn a field of a dozen, all with claiming price tags and will be over a mile and seventy yards. Several of their number, including those jvho are standing by on the "also eligible" list are winners at the meeting. Most recent to be unsaddled in the winners circle is Taywin, who on Friday led a somewhat cheaper field to the wire going a mile and one-sixteenth in creditable time under 118 pounds. Others who have won here include Nickel, Nifty Signal and lama Duke, each of them established as a router. One who is dropping down and who, in a race here over a like distance was a fast-closing runner-up to Victory Elf, is Love-land Stables Black Battle. Recent efforts have been below that one but the change in company may prove effective. Saturday racegoers were in gratifying attendance at Ak-Sar-Ben with 11,678 clicking the turnstiles and betting 93,107 on eight races. The track was proven at its fastest when J. W. Coopers industrious Undone, a six-! year-old son of Omission, scampered six furlongs, all the way in front to win the feature by six lengths in 1:10%. It was the second score for Undone and his seventh trip to the post here. In only one of these did he finish worse than third. He was ac-! quired by Cooper for ,000 two years ago and since then has earned more than four times his purchase price for his present owner. Nominations for the Davidson follow : Brave Fox Jackie Van Busterbegood Mt.Haro Busy Fox My Time Charing Light Pepper n Salt Fine Fiddle Rowena S. Gunner Lad Thesures Hairbow Undone Hairbow and Thesures, Careyland Ranches and Mrs. E. H. Beezley entry. Fine Fiddle and Jackie Van, M. H. Van-- Berg entry. Brave Fox and Busterbegood, Golden Pine Stable entry.

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