Heffernan to Return to Old Post at Ak-Sar-Ben Course, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-01


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Heffernan to Return to Old Post at Ak-Sar-Ben Course OMAHA. Nebr., May 31.— A. J. Heffernan, for 45 years an official at American race tracks, again will be a member of Ak-Sar-Bens official racing family. Chairman George Brandeis of the Racing Committee announced today. Heffernan. now serving at Hawthorne in Chicago, will come to Omaha as associate steward in charge of registration, which post he occupied under racing secretary R. A. Leigh at Ak-Sar-Bens last meeting in 1942. Judge Heffernan started his racing career 45 years ago under the tutelage of the late judge Joseph A. Murphy, and long has been rated one of the top officials in the nation. He has occupied varied official posts at Ak-Sar-Ben in the past decade. Leigh welcomed two Montana stables and two strings from Arizona among recent arrivals. In the Montana shipment were the runners of E. F. Marsh of Billings, who brought such old Ak-Sar-Ben favorites as Prompt Return, Dissent, Jack Morley, Copper Guard, Antena and Sage Baby. From Nibbe, Mont., came Merle Hudson with Valdina Lad. Election Boy and Uproar. From Phoenix, Arizona, came the stables of D. M. Guilford and N. F. Carder. Ralph and Frank Kirk arrived from Columbus with Waringa, Gold Trace, Snug, Sailors Dance. Brave Friar and Gallant Play. Among late stable applications received are: Thomas R. Westrope. Harlan, Iowa; Danny Bauer, Lexington, Ky., and A. W. Headley, Peoria, 111.

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