Louisville Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1902-12-21


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1 1 as IiOUISVIIXE STAKES. Always popular and important among the aarlyr weatern meetings of each year tho Louisville meeting of 1903 promises more than for a number of years past. The New Louisville Jockey Club has been reorganized in such fashion that "its affairs are controlled by respected citizens of Louisville, tho result being that its meeting next year will not only be popular, but also distinctly fashionable. Secretary and Manager Charles F. Price announces in this issue a list of stakes that will be decided nbxt May under the auspices of the new management. Tho names are mainly those of familiar fixtures, but except in tho cases of the 4 Kentucky Derby, Oaks and Nursery Stakes all are now on tho added money system and so bound to be of greater value than heretofore. A steeplechase stake with ,000 added is a new feature. Tho stakes now offered, entries to which will close January 15, 1903, are these : The Kentucky Derby, three-year-olds, value ,000 ; 1 1-4 miles. The Kentucky Oaks, three-year-old fillies, value ,000; 11-16 miles. The Nursery Stakes, two-year-olds, value ,000; , -i-gjprlpogs.- - The Debutante Stakes, ...t, two-year-old fillies, JPxP added ; 1-2 inile. TheBasbford Manor Stakes, two-year-old colts and geldings, ,C00added ; 4 1-2 furlongs. The Juvenile Stakes, two-year-olds, ;000 added ; 5-8 mile. Tho Clark Handicap, three-year-olds and upward, ,500 added; 1 1-16 miles. The Frank Fehr Stakes, three-year-olds and upward, ,000 added; 1 mile. The Blue Grass Stakes, three-year-olds, ,000 added ; 6 1-2 furlongs. The Steeplechase Handicap, ,000 added; full course. Besides offering tho foregoing stakes, Secretary Price makes the important announcement that no purse of less than 00 will be offered. Tho movement to raise the value of purses seems to be general throughout tho west and this liberal move shows that the New Louisville Jockey Club is abreast of the times and bent on enhancing ifa popularity with owners. Daily Racing Form commends the stakes hero offered to the owners and trainers of the west and expects them to receive record-breaking entry lists.

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