Capacity Fields Named for Ak-Sar-Ben Races: Phantom Town Heads Fifteen Entered in Principal Event, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-29


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Capacity Fields Named For Ak-Sar-Ben Races Phantom Town Heads Fifteen Entered in Principal Event AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Neb., May 28 — That there is no shortage of horses here at Ak-Sar-Ben is evidenced by the completeness with which racing secretary Richard A. Leigh, Sr., filled the card for tomorrows racing. This second day, as the first day of the 30-day meeting, has eight races to be run, with a substitute listed as a precautionary measure for the only short field on the program. The sixth race has the spotlight for the afternoon, with 15 horses entered to meet over a distance of six furlongs. The race Is for three-year-olds and upward, carrying special weights for a purse of 00. H. Maddux Phantom Town will probably go postward as the public choice. The veteran campaigner has an admirable record of races here last year, when he was victorious on two occasions against better class horses than he appears to be pitted against in tomorrows feature. W. C. Hoover has a formidable entry with the horse, High Master. Second on the "also eligible" list*- the son of Strolling Player will receive spirited backing off his early spring races at Oaklawn Park, where, although he did not perform well enough to earn brackets, he was only out of the money in one of his five starts. High Master was matched with better class claiming horses in his engagements. Other horses that have performed well over the local course, although having shown little, engaging in their first outing this spring, are T. Manganos Seventeen Guns, Phil Raaschs Belle Mimi, Ralph Wagners Aljest, Skit Scat, Prince Vito, Mr. Ever, Copper Guard, Black Thrush, and Peach Cobbler. Nebraska-bred maiden two-year-olds will run four and one-half furlongs in the fourth race of the afternoon. As in the other races, the field is of capacity proportions, with 18 entered. Only a very few of the contestants have ever sauntered postward, and as always with prospective champions, an interest is aroused. The first offering on the program is also for horses foaled in Nebraska, aged three years and upward, at a distance of five furlongs The third race is the only allowance event other than the feature, with a full field of three-year-olds and upward meeting at a distance of five furlongs. Only one distance race is scheduled with the smallest field yet to be seen at the meeting, the eighth race, one mile and 70 yards, with a field of six.

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