Delaware Park Completes List of Meets Officials: Lavins Duties Doubled; Mehrtens Patrol Judge; Triplett Moves Up, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Delaware Park Completes List of Meets Officials OfficialsLavins Lavins Duties Doubled Mehrtens Patrol Judge Triplett Moves Up UpSTANTON STANTON Del May 7 Delaware Park has completed the list of officials to serve at its 32day meeting May 29 through July 5 with the same personnel that held posts before scheduled to return to the fold The only changes in the official family involve assistant racing secretary Allan W Lavin stepping out of the placing judges stand to devote more time to his important duties in the racing department Lavins work has been expanded to the point where he no longer will be able to double in brass and handle both jobs Churchill Downs recently appointed Lavin as assist ¬ ant racing secretary to serve in that ca ¬ pacity prior to his return to Delaware Park ParkCharles Charles Triplett a patrol judge last year will fill the gap in the judges stand while Warren Mehrtens at one time a noted jockey takes over Tripletts post Mehrtens is best remembered as the for ¬ mer contract rider for th famd King Ranch for whom he won the Triple Crown in 1946 with Assaul In recent years he has been an official at New York and Flor ¬ ida tracks and first came to Delaware Park during the middle of the 1953 meeting to temporarily substitute for an official who had been stricken ill illJ J Gilbert Haus will again officiate as racing secretary and handicapper mark ¬ ing his eighth year in that position As previously announced Calvin Rainey George Brown and Joseph B Flanagan will serve as stewards and James Butler has been designated as visiting member of The Jockey Club ClubThe The list of officials follows followsStewards Stewards Calvin Rainey George Brown Joseph F Flanagan FlanaganAssistant Assistant steward E T McLean McLeanRacing Racing secretary J Gilbert Haus HausAssistant Assistant racing secretary Allan W Lavin LavinPlacing Placing Judges Charles Triplett Henry Erickson A E Abadie AbadieStarter Starter George R Palmer PalmerClerk Clerk of Scales Edward Dennison DennisonPatrol Patrol Judges Carroll E Burns John C Daily W A OConnor Warren Mehrtens MehrtensPaddock Paddock Judge William Jennings JenningsTimer Timer Frank H Powers Jr JrTrack Track veterinarian Dr David W Cris man

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