Allot All of 820 Hazel Park Stalls: Over 2,300 Applications Received; Michigan Owners Assigned Total of 350, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-02


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Allot All of 820 Hazel Park Stalls Over 2,300 Applications Received; Michigan Owners Assigned Total of 350 DETRQIT, Mich., May 1.— Hazel Park race track hung out the SRO sign today as the last of 820 stall confirmations went into the mails to 80 horsemen who will participate at this summers meeting which opens July 8 and runs through Labor Day. "No more applications can be considered and horsemen are being notified to this effect," said Richard A. "Dick" Connell, president of Hazel Park Racing Association, following a conference with vice-president Waldo Andrews in Miami Beach. The Connell-Andrews statement continued: "On behalf of Hazel Park Racing Association we express sincere appreciation to all owners, and trainers who applied for accommodations at Hazel Park. Screening the more than 2,300 applications has been a long and difficult job but we are sure it will pay off in racing of a high calibre this summer.. We regret that space limitations forced us to reject many qualified applicants, and at the same time urge any horsemen who may be considering cancelling reservations at Hazel Park to do so at once in order that those on top of the long waiting list may be accommodated. Local Owners Given Prior Consideration "Michigan owners, large and small, have been given prior consideration, with the result that they have been allotted about 350 stalls. Special consideration was given to applications from members of both the Michigan Thoroughbred Owners and the Wolverine Thoroughbred Associations, many of whom race two- and three-horse stables. Those with horses that came up to the high standards we are striving to attain at Hazel Park this year have been given stalls." Among the more prominent Michigan-owned stables that have signed to race at Hazel Park this summer are: Charles Bohn, T. D. Buhl, S. J. Brown, P. L. Grissom, Mrs. Lottie Wolf, G and G Stable, Al Wellmans Detroit Stable and Dave and William Zakoor from Windsor. J. W. Johnston, leading trainer at Hazel Parks inaugural meeting last year, will bring in a large public stable as will Frank Gillem. Many of their charges are locally owned. Others who will bring strong contingents to Hazel Park include L. W. Kidd of California; Henry Forest, popular trainer with Detroit race fans for years, and several large Canadian stables.

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