More than 300 Horses Arrive at Louisville: To Race at Fairgrounds Speedway Meeting Which Opens Tomorrow, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-25


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More.Than 300 Horses Arrive at Louisville To Race at Fairgrounds Speedway Meeting Which Opens Tomorrow LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 24. — Probably I the greatest invasion of horses in the history of Louisville took jlace over the week end as more than 300 thoroughbreds moved nto their quarters at the Old Kentucky State Fairgrounds where the second annual summer meeting of running races opens on Wednesday. The caravan of horse vans moved on Louisville mostly from Audubon Park near Henderson, Ky., which closed its inaugural 19-day meeting on Saturday. •More than 200 head came from the Henderson track. They started reaching Louisville early Saturday morning, continued well into the night and Sunday vans were on the grounds at the West End track almost hourly. In addition* to thoroughbreds from Audubon, several stables came from Lexington, Hamilton, Ohio, and Cincinnati. The jockey colony also increased over the week end. One of the first to reach the Faii-grounds and go to work was Guy Smithson, leading rider at the 1956 inaugural Fairgrounds meeting. Smithson went to work immediately. The official crew in the racing secretarys office was swamped registering the large number of horses reaching here in such short notice. Charles F. Henry, racing secretary, relieved his offipe of some of the added work by going to Audubon early last week and registering some of the thoroughreds which were to come to Louisville. , / Gale Osborne of Lexington unloaded his large stable of 18 as many of the Audubon vans were arriving. Osborne has one of the most useful stables on the grounds and also has an apprentice rider whom he thinks will be the "Smithson" of 1957. Queried as to his name, Osborne replied, "Youll see his name in the program on my horses." Osbornes stable campaigned at Beulah Park until the first part of June.

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