Racing Returns to Ak-Sar-Ben Course At Omaha Following Two-Year Lapse: Inaugural Handicap to Be Run in Two Divisions With Nineteen in All Entered, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-19


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Racing Returns to Ak-Sar-Ben Course At Omaha Following Two-Year Lapse Inaugural Handicap to Be * Run in Two Divisions With Nineteen in All Entered OMAHA, Neb., June 18.— The sport of kings once more returns to Omaha, Nebraska, with the commencement of the meeting at Ak-Sar-Ben which begins tomorrow and continues for a 30 -day period through July 38. Unable to operate for two years due to the occupancy of the plant as an ordnance depot for army vehicles, Omaha fans, who have always been ardent followers of the sport, are expected to welcome its return with a patriotic showing in tomorrows "Mighty Seventh" War Loan Drive auction to be staged from the judges stand during the afternoons races. The highest bidder in the auction will serve in the stand as an honorary steward for the afternoon. Racing secretary R. A. Leigh, Sr., has outlined a well-balanced card for the opening days card. With better than 350 horses now on the grounds and several carloads still expected from Phoenix, Ariz., California, Chicago, and later on from Fair-mount Park, Leigh experienced no difficultly in drawing the best for tomorrow. The great number of entrants in the Inaugural Handicap necessitated the dividing of the race into two events, the sixth and seventh, respectively. Assigned topweight honors in the sixth race and first division, is Mrs. Janet Hoag-lins Meminisse, who is to carry 115 pounds over the six-furlong route for a purse of i ,500. Ike Conners Valdina Bishop is next on the scale with 110 pounds, and Big Sub, the property of J. Arp, is im- posted with 109. Precise, Wyo Lad and ; Transline are assigned 108 pounds each, Jug Head 107 pounds, Zangerman 101 pounds and Royal Edge is to go postward with the feather weight of 100 pounds. In the seventh race and second division | of the handicap, Tyro Lad, winner of Sat-j urdays handicap at Fairmount Park, is I assigned the top impost with 113 pounds. 1 He is the property of Floyd Shultz, an old- Continued on Page Twenty-Eight Ak-Sar-Ben at Omaha Opens 30-Day Meeting Sport Returns After Absence Of Two Years; Inaugural Split Continued from Page One time Ak-Sar-Ben patron. Iowa sportsman Frank Eblens Illka, along with Amalka, have been rated with 112 pounds each. Wild Oats and Phantom Lady each will carry 107 pounds; Nice Enough, 106; Chance Tea and Wise Banny, 105: Nar- ghileh, 103, and Stop Harping is light-1 weighted with 102 pounds. Track superintendent James Ronin hasj the racing strip in perfect condition. With tin benevolence of Old Sol, the track, which lias been drenched with sporadic downpours throughout last week, will be lightning fast for tomorrow. As in years past, there will be no racing on Mondays. Post time for the first race will be 2:15 p. m., although the manage- ment is contemplating testing the popularity of twilight racing in the near future. I Daily Double betting will be on the first and second races. I

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