Viewing The Horses Work: Hundreds Visit Oaklawn to Witness Sunday Morning Gallops.; Eternal Only Canters, but Bridesman Works a Good Mile--Meeting Is Prosperous., Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-24


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VIEWING THE HORSES WORK Hundreds Visit Oaklawn to Wit ¬ ness Sunday Morning Gallops ijnouts Eternal Only Canters butrBrides rifcVtfc rifcVtfcman man Works a Qood Mile Meeting1 Is Prosperous HOT SPRINGS Ark March 23 Tourists by the hundreds visited Oaklawn Park this morning to watch the thoroughbreds in their exercise gallops and from soon after daylight until noon the course was fairly alive with horses much to tlie satis ¬ faction of the large number of visitors Tlie track was at its best and as a result unusually good moves were the order of the day dayMany Many persons expected to see Eternal T W Me Clellands crack threeyearold work today but they were disappointed as trainer Kim Patterson wns content with having him at half speed through Hie stretch after a slow gallop around the course This was in preparation for a fast jjajlop tomorrow The only Derby horse to be given ahytlilng liki good work was Bridesman W Martins son fit Lonowand Fleur dOrange The brown colt was sent a mile in 145 without being urged This colt is a maiden and even though he started seven times last year Martin is confident that lie will make u highclass threeyearold and that he is of Derby caliber Visitors from alf parts of the coun ¬ try as well as turf followers who have been con ¬ nected with the snort of racing for years are loud in their praise of the present Oaklawn Park meeting as thus far this spring it lias not only been on of the cleanest ever conducted anywhere but it has been productive of inore antereVting racing and stirring flufchesthan ever beforeT ince tlie meet ing opened there have been fortytwo races run and the winners of seventeen of them have had a half length or less ito spare at the jfinish Thirteen races have been decided by the margins of a nose head or neck This is considered reriiarkable in view of the fact that in only a few races have the better grade of horses gone to the post and they have not furnished as interesting racing as the cheaper horses horsesThere There are plenty of good Jiorses here and racing secretary J 15 Campbell is giving them ample op ¬ portunities to get into action but their owners have not taken advantage of them to any great extent as yet The good ones arw rapidly getting into th 5lr best form however and they will be seen under colors with greater frequency from now on Jockey onJockey I Connelly who is under contract to the Arkansas racing firm of Solomon Jarinon for the Oaklrtwn meeting is leading the list of winning riders here with seven victories to his credit Most of them were won on the Solomon Jarmon horses Jockey Mack Garner lias ridden six winners here to date Both Connelly and Garner have three victories in one day to their credit at the local meeting Longer distance racing again will be featured this week and there seems to l e an abundance of sta3ing horses around here For the first time since the Oaklawu plant was built secretary Campbell will put on a race of one mile and fiveeighths This race will be run next Friday and will be for fouryearolds and over overAs As lias Ineii the custom since the meeting opened there will be a handicap or purse race each day of 800 value and when any of these races do not fill two races each worth S700 will be put on This keeps the total daily purse distribution at 3800 Judging 3800Judging from the way Exterminator ranryesterday his first start this year and with 12C pounds on his back Willis Sharpe Kilmer is going to have a strong card to play in the 10000 added Kentucky Handicap and the 4000 added Clark Handicap in both of which events the son of McGee Fair Empress has ben entered and both of which will bo decided at Churchill Downs this spring

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