Lexington Racing To Continue.: Only a Possible Deficit of ,000 in Sight and Payment Fully Provided., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-24


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LEXINGTON RACING TO CONTINUE Only a Possible Deficit of 2000 in Sight and Pay ¬ ment Fully Provided Lexington Ky September 23 Final announce ¬ ment was made today by the directors of the Ken ¬ tucky Association that the meeting will posi ¬ tively continue for the entire period originally al ¬ lotted despite losses It is now estimated that 5000 will cover the deficit for the present meet ¬ ing and counting on the reserve fund of fWOOO that the association has to its credit the stockholders will only be called on to make good about 2000 President Camden lias volunteered to make good half of this shortage if necessary and will advance the entire amount to liquidate all obligations His offer is appreciated by all the horsemen and turf followers Conditions were somewhat improved this after ¬ noon a better attendance being present and a real racing air prevailing The Increase in numbers wit ¬ nessing the sport was caused by a portion of the State Bankers Association now holding their annual convention here The speculation also showed a slight improvement due to the good card arranged Favorites fared badly during the afternoon only two pronounced choices being successful The de ¬ feat of Macias in the third race the feature offer ¬ ing was due inostlr to poor riding on the part of J Butler and some Interference for which A Walsh was mainly held to blame The latter was on W Clays speedy Coaster and while passing the three quarters iKJsf cut sharply across from an outer nosl tiou to the inner rail and caused a mixup In which Ilalket was almost thrown over the fence Macias also suffered Lady Baldur which at ail times was clear wore Coaster down in the stretch and had enough in reserve to stall off the fast coming Macias in the closing strides stridesA A poor sendoff favoring Irfanoh lu the opener enabled her to win by a big margin over Cordovi with the heavily backed Crystal Maid liv third place The latter was away too poorly to be a serious con Wool Sandals the heavily backed favorite had a clase call in the second race and only an extra game effort enabled him to wear the speedy Honest down in the last few strides of a furious stretch drive Wool Sandals slightly impeded Honest in the lasi furlong but the judges did not deem It sufficient to warrant his disqualification and allowed the result to stand Jockey Walsh however was given a sharp lecture for his attempt at rough riding riding1j 1j A Cellas Arionette repeated her good per ¬ formance iu her last previous start by winning from a good band of voungsters but she was aided con ¬ siderably by racing luck today Had Alice Baird not suffered from interference In the early part of the race she would have taken Arionette s measure as It was failing to do so by a small margin The showing of Mabel Henry was disappointing and interference knocked Jolly out of any chance soon after the start The closing race was fought out by the long1 shots Mattie Mack and Bonebrake the former just lasting long enough to get home by a

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