Homewood Attracts Best: Noted Stables Make Reservations for Washington Park Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-23


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HOMEWOOD ATTRACTS BEST Noted Stables Make Reservations for Washington Park Meeting. A. A. Baroni, Mrs. A. M. Creech, E. Sachsen-maler, Southland Stable, Young Brothers and Others on List. Most of the thousands who will throng Washington Park May 25, being in attendance chiefly for the pleasure of watching race horses run in the warm sunshine, will have made no serious preparations for the great event; a pencil, an admission ticket, the morning line, and a modest supply of two dollar bills will meet their requirements. But mingling in this throng of racegoers that is thinking of American Derby horses, and famous jockeys, and picking seven straight winners in a single afternoon will be a smaller group that will have arranged each minute detail of their opening day operations at the rebuilt Homewood race course. These scientific followers of the thoroughbreds will have been charting workouts and peering at past performances from the spring meetings at other tracks, will be waiting anxiously for the time to be hung out on the first race so they can tell whether the track is lightning fast or only fast, and will be shaking their heads over the fact that the wind is blowing up the back stretch instead of down it. When president John P. Harding was advised the other day that many racegoers of this type would be attending his new race track during the thirty-one day meeting, he realized that he would be forced to do something special to please them. The improvements in the comfort of the stands, the installation of the totalizer, and all his other innovations are designed to appeal to the general public. "The best thing I can figure out at the moment," he decided, "is to keep them informed well in advance of the meeting just what stables are going to race at Washington Park, so they wont have to waste time keeping tab on horses which are going to be running in other sections." So for the benefit of scientific horse players who are anxious to start lining up their figures, the stable situation for Washington Park is at present as follows: Racing secretary Charles J. McLennan called the attention of horsemen to the fact that all Washington Park Stakes close May 1. Most of the powerful eastern stables which will race during a part of the Belmont Park meeting before coming on for Washington Park are registering direct with racing secretary Charles McLennan. He is handling their registrations at Havre de Grace, where he is now serving; most of them can be expected at Washington Park. Stable reservations for large strings which are not to race in New York are being handled at the Washington Park offices in-Chicago. Prominent ones received to date are A. A. Baroni, fifteen; Mrs. A. M. Creech, fifteen; C . E. Davison, seventeen; John Marsch, fourteen; L. E. Komorous, fifteen; A. B. Letellier, twenty-four; T. C. Piatt, thirteen; Phil Reuter, seventeen; Southland Stable, eighteen; Jack Theall, ten; L. T. Whitehill, twelve; E. F. Woodward, twenty-one; Young Brothers, eight; J. Fred Adams, twelve; E. K. Bryson, seventeen; W. C. Reichert, twelve; W. T. Westrope, eight; T. E. Mueller, ten; Mrs. Ray Pollard, ten, and Elwood Sachsenmaier, seventeen. The smaller stables are now being tabulated, and when it is made public any scientific horse player caught unprepared for opening day at Washington Park has no one to blame but himself.

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