Omaha Meeting At Hand: Over 250 Horses at Ak-Sar-Ben Track Awaiting Opening on June 3., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-28


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MEETING AT HAND Over 250 Horses at AkSarBen Track Await ¬ ing Opening on June 3 OMAHA Ntss May 27 With over 250 thoroughbreds now stabled at the AkSar Ben race track awaiting the inauguration of the coming meeting which takes place on June 3 to run for a period of thirteen days the number of vacant stalls are rapidly di ¬ minishing and racing secretary Charles Trimble is in a quandary as to where to place the late comers However these will be taken care of and should it be necessary additional barns will be erected erectedThe The class of horses which will be seen in action here this year is far in advance of those which sported colors at the previous meeting The management has wisely in ¬ creased its purses with the result that some highclass stables are already on the ground awaiting the first call of the bugle These will be augmented later by shipments from Kentucky and Chagrin Falls The Ti ¬ juana contingent which at the close of that meeting shipped direct from the border track has been here for some time It in ¬ cludes the big string of C B Irwin who for the third time headed the list of winning owners at Tijuana H Walters H Tullett Dr Lovell Z E McGregor J McCool F R Irwin C E Groves H Rasmussen W W Maltby and W H Morrison These own ¬ ers have good useful horses in their strings and their names figured conspicuously among the list of successful horsemen who raced at the far western track last winter winterThree Three stakes will be decided during the course of the impending meeting namely Ihe 51000 Chamber of Commerce Handicap at one mile 1500 AkSarBen Queens Plate at threequarters and the 2000 AkSar Bens Derby a gallop of a mile and one eighth These salient features have attract ¬ ed a liberal amount of entries to the end that highclass fields are sure to face the starter in these events eventsThe The speedy Motor Cop which ranks as the star of the C B Irwin string was given a short rest upon arriving from Tijuana Irwin recently placed him back in training and he is going along in a manner which is highly pleasing to his owner He is the pic ¬ ture of health and jockey Manders who gal ¬ lops him reports that he has his troubles keeping the fleet son of Colin from running away A slight ailment to one of his front feet which troubled him at Tijuana last win ¬ ter has been corrected and he has not taken a lame step since he came here hereMFLE MFLE Iff FINE CONDITION CONDITIONThe The good horses Rifle and Regreso which will be Irwins main reliance in the stakes to be decided over a long distance of ground are working promisingly and are ready to win at the first asking Rifle in particular has taken on much needed flesh and his ap ¬ pearance these days is most pleasing to the critical eye eyeLocal Local prominent business men are taking a keen interest in the rehabilitation of the sport in Omaha and many have evinced a desire to see their colors go postward One of the first to enter the rams of the owners is X B Updike owner of the Omaha Bee and other large interests As a nucleus of an extensive string of runners which Updike plans to gather he has purchased from C B Irwin at private sale the horses Buckhorn Buckhornj j II Harry Rudder and Throne Ward WardFourteen Fourteen parimutuel machines will be in stalled to accommodate those speculatively speculativelyj j inclined This will be an increase of five over last year the smaller number having been found inadequate to handle the volume of business William Dondas of Kentucky will have charge of the mutuel plant He will arrive here within the next few days to toi i superintend the installing of the machines and attend to other details detailsJames James Haley who will act as one of the assistants to starter Arthur McKnight ar ¬ rived here this morning He will erect the starting gate tomorrow and will school horses each morning morningRacing Racing secretary Charles Trimble received notification that a carload of horses con ¬ sisting of sixteen head have been dispatched from Louisville Ky They will arrive here tomorrow tomorrowAmong Among the owners at Chagrin Falls which have voiced their intention of shipping to Omaha are II D Gates H T Palmer O L Foster and J Troxlcr They will finish out the meeting there and then move on to the capital city of Nebraska

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