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1 BAINBRIDGE PARK NOTES r- The host of friends of Thomas K. Lynch, dean of Daily Racing Forms track correspondents, participating in the Bainbridge Park meeting, were grieved by the news of his death in Baltimore. No writer of racing matters was more popular in his particular field, arid Lynch know personally virtually all of the Bainbridge officials and horsemen at the local track. Under the Ohio claiming rule, the 25 per cent increase clause in the claiming rules elsewhere will be enforced at all Buckeye tracks. For example, a horse claimed in Illinois for ,000 could not be entered for a race a an Ohio track for less than ,250 until thirty days after he was claimed. Apprentice L. Turner, who led the riders at Aurora, started out with a full program of eight mounts here Thursday. The special race trains over the Erie between downtown Cleveland and the track were very popular with Bainbridge Parks opening-day patrons. Owen Pons, who arrived Wednesday, has taken over the training of Clare Bee, Just Marie, Susie V. and Seven Colors. The division of the E. K. Bryson stable on the grounds consists of nine head, and the Maryland turfman has a. dozen more at nearby Thistle Down. Robert Howser is handling the Bainbridge division. E. G. Hoffman is here with twelve owned by R. W. Hoffman, while B. Chamberlin has six for Mrs. J. C. Gillem. L. J. Staehle registered Benediction and Newshawk, and C. Shafer thirteen, all owned by I. S. Shafer and including Merry Irene, Heart Break, Best Man, Zaidee and others. V. Carmichael is handling two for J. J. Brumage and four for W. G. Critz. John T. Ireland, who has served in the stewards stands here since the track opened in 1928, spent two days since the close of Aurora at his Kentucky farm, where he found all of his breeding stock and young thoroughbreds in excellent condition. J. Cattarinich, Thomas McGijity and Homer J. Kline, active heads of the Bainbridge Breeders and Racing Association, saw to it that every detail pertaining to the opening was attended well in advance of the opening of the gates. Old patrons agreed that the plant never looked finer.