Late Opening at Oaklawn: Horses Not to be Given Quarters Before the End of February, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-11


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LATE OPENING AT 0AKLAWN. Horses Not to Be Given Quarters Before the End of February. Lexington. Ky.. January 10. — Phil T. Chinn. GaUaher Iiros.. T. L. Pierce. J. S. Hawkins and others, whose horses are at the Kentucky Associa -tion track, and who intend to race at Hot Springs. have been advised by manager Joseph E. Martin. that Oaklawn Park will not be opened for horaea before the end of February. These horsemen are now in communication with the Hot Spring- Business .Mens A-ssoeiation, hoping that some arrangement may be made for an earlier opening of the plant. Owners cannot get their horses ready here and they say that, unless they can get to Hot Springs at least a month before the meeting opens, they will be at a great disadvantage. The track owners have not made known their reason for not wanting horses there at this time, but it is presumably a question of the expense of ke.-ping the track and grounds in condition. Horse owners say they are sure Hot Springs business men did not know of the action. "Before I left for England," said Phil T. Chinn today. "I arranged with the Oaklawn management for "winter quarters for fifty horses belonging to John Sanford. but upon my return the other day I found that the arrangement had been cancelled by manager Martin and that the Sanford horses had gone to Charleston, S. C.

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