Prospering at Oaklawn: Pleasant Weather, a Fast Track and Good Racing Please the Spectators., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-10


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PROSPERING AT OAKLAWN PLEASANT WEATHER. A FAST TRACK AND GOOD RACING PLEASE THE SPECTATORS. Judge Francis Nelson Informed of his Sons Death In Battle — Dimitri Takes the Principal Race of the Day. Hot Springs. Ark.. March 9. — The speedy Dimitri carried off the purse in the feature race at Oak-lawn this afternoon, in easy fashion and beat some serviceable racers including Grundy and Greenwood, which finished second and third respectively. The winner led from the outset and had speed in reserve throughout. Traction was given a world of attention in the race by the Easterners, but he met with a mishap that might prevent his starting in these parts again for at least a month. He emerged from the race with a badly cut quarter and. as the accident came shortly after the start, he never figured in the running. Summer-like weather and a fast track were contributing farters in making for enjoyable sport. The attendance was again luge and enthusiastic. Pig fields started in the first half of the card, which was for the poorer grades, but finishes in the trio of dashes were close and the earlier running was likewise full of action. E. B. Pradleys Pedtime Stories was at prohibitive odds in the fifth, but much the best of the starters and she won easily. Joe I, and Fuzzy Wuzzy. respectively first and second choices, fought it out in the opener. Pontefruct was an offending favorite in the second, the Juarez contingent dividing all the money in this race when Quick. Oldsmobile and Milton Roblee finished in the above order. Aunt Liz spoiled a coup for Jefferson Livingston by beating Sansyming iu the third race. Francis Nelson Receives Sad News. Just before the running of the fifth race. Presiding Judge Francis Nelson received the sorrowful intelligence that his son Major Gregory Nelson, had been killed in action, whit fighting somewhere in France. Mr. Nelson at once left the judges stand and Jack Campbell officiated as the presiding judge for the last two races. , There were only 25 price quoters in line this afternoon and they recouped their former losses with considerable interest. John C. Ferriss arrived today with his string of ten racers from Juarez. He experienced difficulty in securing a car to ship in. the Quartermaster Department of the United States Government commandeering most of the rolling stock for their needs in the vicinity of El Paso. There was only one withdrawal recorded in all the six races during the afternoon. Sam Louis has disposed of Tootsie to 0. E. Bishop on private terms. Former Senator Johnson N. Camden, who has been here for some time, will return to Versailles, Ky.. next Monday, much benefitted in health by his sojourn here.

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