Peace Reaches Oaklawn: Horsemen Drop Their Demands and the Meeting Will Go on Smoothly., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-23


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PEACE KEACUES OAKLAWN PIORSEMEN DROP THEIR DEMANDS AND THE MEETING WILL GO ON SMOOTHLY. Aldeharan Takes the Days Handicap and Makes a New Track Record — Utclus Is Beaten and Claimed — Track Gossip. Hot Springs. Ark.. March 22. — Able-baran showed a high-class nerfarnnee today in the- feature-, a mile- and seventy yards handicap, which !n- wan i-i the good time of 1:4:1-.-,, reducing the- former track record for the distance by one-fifth of a si-e-on-l. The mark his bet n a long standing one and was made by Sidney C. Love. What made the per lormame more meritorious was that the course was not in it- best condition, being dull as a result of rei e nt du M hinge Robert Bradley landed in second place and also ran a good race-. Wise Man headed Dlmitri. the only other starter in the race-, for third place. lineal weather conditions again prevailed and if n salted in anothi r big attend. nice being on hand to view tie- sport. There were only thirty-one layers in line this afternoon. Tie- racing was enjoyable and several close finishe-s enlivened the proceedings. After the defeat of Itelus in the opener, he was claimed by Frazier and Farris for ." 0. Em II Hern today became the owner of Manister T i at I big price. His purchase was due to Andy Blakeleys raeeemmendattoa. Blakeley had examined the horse carefully and was impressed with his Style and prospects. His offe-r of asj,sm| for the horse for his own account was not considered. It was then that he recommended Mr. Herz to secure him. He will be pointed for the Kentucky Derby and will be shipped to Lexington with the Livingston consignment at the close of this meeting. Trainer Wm. Hurley was ailvise-d today that the E. B. Bradley string of racers wintering at Charleston, S. .. woulel be shipped to Lexington. April 1. The John Sanford band also at Charleston, will bo transferred to Kentucky-; April ." . Jockey McTaggart Will Ride at Bowie. Jockey T. McTaggart will at the close of the Oaklawn meeting depart for Ban hi, to ride the-re during that meeting. Jockey Obert left for Bowie this morning. In consideration for the Business Mens League of Hot Springs, which has worked untiringly to make racing in these parts possible and for th -good of the turf, the horsemen this afternoon, after the fourth race, unanimously decided to drop their controversy with th" Oukmwn track, relative to increasing purses, and race- out the allotted time-that the meeting here is scheduled for. under the conditions provi-h-el for by the program book as already arranged by Secretary Jack Campbell. I util the decision of the horsemen came, the-re was a spirit of unrest and fears that the wiadup here would probably occur with Oil- decision of tin- racing Friday. Entries for that clay were made promptly this morning, but action as to further racing was to be decided on this afternoon. The horsemens final decision was received with pleasure by the turf followe rs. who would iiav • been hMth to witness a suspension of the sport at this stage. Jockeys Trotoe anil Hong were each suspende-d for three days by the starter for disobedience at the post. A. . Pai re lie departed tonight for Maryland Where he goes to take up Scaramouch. Beybcuru and three others that he has wintering near the Howie track. •I. inns Arthurs horses will be shipped to BewhB next Sammy. Judge Neman this afternoon annouue-ed that he would allow jockey Gentry to accept mount:; next Saturday.

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