Hot Springs Track Is Deserted, Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-20


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HOT SPRINGS TRACK IS DESERTED HOT SPRINGS Ark April 19 With the de ¬ parture last week of the horses of John Sanford the curtain Was rung down on Oaklawn Park as a training ground for this year yearThe The extensive string of Sanfordowned horses that wintered here in charge of the trainer Holly Hughes numbered twentytwo colts and fillies all twoyearolds and it required two threedoor cars of solid steel loaned by the Louisville Nashville Railroad for the occasion to convey them to Ja niuicn Jj I where they will begin racing activities The youngsters have wintered exceptionally well according to trainer Hughes anil most of them have shown good form in their exercise gallops gallopsThe The costly Oaklawn Park has served well as a wintering point and at one time during the cold months had seventyfour hoises within its confines The expenses of mainlining the track in a condition to secure the favorable training results Iias boon prorated among the owners on an equitable basis AH idea of the expense is had from the fact that it cost more than 50 each time the track was sprinkled A big force of track workers under the supervision of superintendent Schroeder was em ¬ ployed throughout the winter t The business interests lament the absence of racing and are eager fur its return here but there is little likelihood of a meeting at Oaklawn for at least two years or until such time as all politi ¬ cal alliances are placated

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