Mobile Weather Showery: Looks like Rain and Muddy Track for the Opening Day, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-07


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MOBILE WEATHER SHOWERY » Looks Like Rain and Muddy Track for the Opening Day. ♦ 1 More Horses Than Stable Room — All the Racing Officials Now on Hand. » MOBILE. Ala.. Match 6. — Inclement weather is tin- only obstacle in the path of a most successful r«f nicctiug hen ami it appears ■ serious one. »■«.« -.ioiiii 1 brisk showers, with an intermittent drizzling rain, visited this section today ami the outlook is for a downpour at any time. Track conditions were not affected and close to one hundred horses were out for exercise gallops, but work on the course in an effort to restore it to its best condition by opening day was retarded to a large extent. Arrivals today of members of the racing fraternity were more numerous than ever before, with the greater number croming from New Orleans. It has been many a day since this city was crowded as nt present and the influx of visitors is not over by any means. The tusk of registering the horses intended for racing at the local fair grounds was begun this morning, and it soon was discovered that many more are on hand than were expected. Many of the owners, however, were advised not to ship because of the overcrowded condition of the stables and the prospect of then- being hM many horses, but they came at their own risk. All f the preliminary details of the meeting have been looked after and everything is in readiness for the opening on Wednesday. Tin- officials are all on the scene, most of them coming in today. Kacing secretary .1. B. Campbell will look over the list of trainers and jockeys who wish to ply their vocation liere and only those in the Is-st of standing will le permitted to participate in the local racing. Licenses from other racing associations will be recognized and those who are not equipped ! in this respect because of having been inactive this , year to date of their own volition will be allowed to train and ride under special permission. Starter Arthur McKnight was the first of the racing officials to arrive. He came in this morning, while secretary J. I.. Campbell got in toni.lit II. Neustctcr brought a division of his stable from 1 New Orleans. George Arvin will train Pretender far Qeeige Maylierry during the Mobile meeting. M.tyborry ■ purchased the horse from Cecil Howard the last t day of the Fair Grouuds meeting. W J. WIdn. brother of jockey Steve Wida. lame • in from Mexico City with Lady Acton and other r good horses. Tom Hodge arrived from Havana last night. His , horses hate been here for several iay*. Jockey F. Lux was another to come from Havana. He will ride free lance here.

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