Warm Weathers Arrival: Brings Horsemen at Oaklawn Park Hope for a Speedily Improved Track., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-06


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WAKM WEATHERS ARRIVAL BRINGS HORSEMEN AT OAKLAWN PARK HOPE FOR A SPEEDILY IMPROVED TRACK. Presiding Judge Nelson Reports for Service — More Horses Drift In from Juarez — Jockey T. Mc- Taggart Arrives — Track Gossip. Hot Springs. Ark.. March 5. — Relief from the wet. snowy and cold weather came today in the form of sunshine a plenty, and the temperature rose steadily all day. However, early in the morning tiie track proper at Oaklawn Park again was frozen and only a few horses were out. but when the sun struck it. it thawed out rapidly and before- noon more than 100 horses had been worked. It also dried oat fast, and from present indications tier- will be good going on the opening day. Jadge Francis Nelson, who will be the presiding official at Oaklawn Park, arrived this afternoon from his home at Toronto. He will be presiding judge at Essex Park also. Entries for the Arlington Hotel Handicap, for thr-c year-olds and over, at one mile and seventy yards." closed today. This will be the feature race on the opening day and, included in the entries. were horses which won stakes at the recent New Orleans meeting. Weights will be announced to morrow. Ten more horses got in from Juarez today. Six of them bidongccl to E. M. Hall, and the other four to various owners. Jake Marklein. whose horses are wintering in Kentucky, arrived from his home in Cincinnati today and will remain for both meetings. Grover C. Baker came in from Louisville, where he went from New Orleans. Jockey McTaggart Arrives from Baltimore. Jockey T. McTaggart, who was the riding sensation at New Orleans, the last part of the Fair Grounds meeting, was an addition to the riders ranks today. He came from Baltimore. Every train arriving here today brought a big load of tourists and turf enthusiasts to add to the already large crowd which is on hand. Included in the list of well-known people on the scene are Johnson N. Camden, chairman of the Kentucky State Racing Commission; Col. W. E. Applegate. Mayor John II. Buschineyer of Louisville, Ky.; Edward T. Tierney, chairman of the Board of Tublic Safety of the same city; Col. James I. Whalen, well-known theatrical magnate; "Whitey" Beck, R. L. Baker, Charley Ellison, Leo Mayer and many others. All was hustle and bustle at Oaklown Park this morning and general manager Jospeh A. Martin and racing secretary Jack Campbell have everything in rendiniss for the opening of the meeting. Starter A. B. Dade is now the only officer absent, and he will be here tomorrow.

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