Ak-Sar-Ben Is All Set For Tomorrows Opening: Leigh Reports Sufficient Horses Available for Season of 30 Days, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-18


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Ak-Sar-Ben Is All Set For Tomorrows Opening Leigh Reports Sufficient Horses Available for Season of 30 Days OMAHA. Neb., June 16.— Officials of Ak-Sar-Ben announced yesterday afternoon 1 that everything is in readiness for the race ! meeting which will get under way here I Tuesday. The plant has been put in spic and span condition for the return of thoroughbred racing, and patrons who take , in the opening will see an entirely renovated • plant. Much paint was used making . the historic grounds shipshape and the : management believes this will be the best meeting ever offered local racing fans. Racing secretary Richard A. Leigh Sr., , who returned from Chicago several days | ago, announced that he had sufficient I horses to begin the season, and stated there , j were many stables on their way- here to participate in the local racing. Omaha" has 5 always had enough horses to carry on their f meetings and Leigh, who has little trouble i securing entries wherever he acts as racing I secretary, will have thoroughbreds from all 1 classes to draw from, and fill his races. Most of the runners here have come from i farms in this area, "many have shipped here » from Mexico, Arizona, California and the . " middle west. Among the latest applications to reach 1 Leighs desk are those of R. J. Townsend, ., D. Abbot. C. Meyers and Bruce Bitzer. All 1 of them at present are quartered at Fair-mount - Park, Collinsville, 111. They advised 1 Leigh that they would be here in time for T the opening of the season. Jim Ronin, track superintendent, has the - track in exceltent condition for the opening, and should there be no rain here in the e next few days, the course should be B lightning fast for the inaugural program. Entries for opening day will be taken Monday morning. Horsemen have been negligent in applying for licenses and badges, and, officials are making. a special request for them to look after this matter immediately.

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