Large Fields at Omaha: Nebraskans Turn Out in Force to Watch Sport despite Cold Weather-Ray on Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-22


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s . j |. I j j j I I . j j I , I 1. I | i ! ! ! . ■ . ; LARGE FIELDS AT OMAHA " ; Nebraskans Turn Out in Force to Watch Sport Despite Cold Weather — Ray on Winner. OMAHA, Neb., June 21.— Despite cold weather and a card consisting of seven claiming races, Nebraska thoroughbred enthusiasts turned out in large numbers to view the sport. The largest fields of any single day since the start of the meeting were on parade in five of the events, the best of which was tl.e fourth. There were seven starters over the six furlongs route, and the decision went to Prom Girl, making it the second in a row for Mark T. Cox chestnut mare. Britlon was second, three lengths behind the winner, with Mecat a fast moving third. Gypsie Chief was installed the favorite and the best he could do was land fourth place. The field was closely bunched for practically the whole contest, except Sir John K. Prom Girl, Britlon and Gypsie Chief raced as a team. It was not until reaching the last furlong that Prom Girl drew away, and then the result was never in doubt. Jockey Ray, who is quite popular with the racegoers at Ak-Sar-Ben, had his worst day of the meeting, piloting only one winner. 1 — *-

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