Kentucky Racing Commission.: Appointment of Five Prominent Breeders Gives Satisfaction to Turfmen of Blue Grass Region., Daily Racing Form, 1910-04-08


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KENTUCKY RACING COMMISSION. Appointment of Five Prominent Breeders Gives Satisfaction to Turfmen of Blue Grass Region. Frankfort. Ky.. April 7. —Governor Willson has appointed the following members of the Kentucky State Racing Commission: Col. B. F. Clav. Paris: Maj. r. A. Daiiigcrliohl. Col. Milton Young. Lex mgton: George J. Long. Louisville, and Johnson N. Camden. Versailles. The appointments i-onstitute a full commission and arc made bv reason of the expiration of the term of office of all the members of the former commission. The new commissioners will take office April 13 and will serve for four years. Of the former commissioners Col. Young ami Col. Cl.iy only were re appointed. The commission will meet in Lexington within a few days for the purpose of electing a chairman and secretary. Inner the law iovernor Willson is required to appoint three breeders of thoroughbreds, but the members of the new commission arc all breeders and are among the list known breeders iu the Halted States. W. F. BMarefl is mentioned hs likely to be elected secretary of the commission. Lexington. Ky.. April 7. Johnson N. Camden was informed at his home at Spring Hill Farm, in Woodford County, that Governor Willson had announced his ap|H iiitment us a nicmlior of the commission. Mr. Camden said that he would accept the appoint meat and that he would resign as president and director of the Kentucky Association at a meeting of tin- directors to be held at Lexington tomorrow. Thomas C. McDowell and Catesbv Woodford are being suggested as possibilities to succeed Mr. Camden. Governor Willsous ap|ioiiitineiits meet witli popular approval. The new commissioners are individually and collectively well qualified for the duties they will have to perform in the government of the turf in this stale, and all are among the foremost breeders of tin- thoroughbred in America. Colonel Clay is master of Rtinnymode Stud and is father of Woodford Clay. Colonel Clay is the senior member of the commission and it is expected that he will lie elected chairman. Colonel Young, who. witli Colonel nay. was a member of the original commission apiHiintcd by Governor Beckham, owns the stallions Voo!sthor| o. Iaimidas and Mexican, and some forty-five mares. He also has a half interest in a stable of sixti-en racers betas trained at the local track by W. L. Lewis. Major Dningertield is manager of James R. Kecnes famous Castleton Stud, is father of Algernon Daingertield. assistant secretary of the Jockey Club, and is considered one of the iM-st-iiostcil men in America on tile thorough bred horse. George l .ng owns Kashford Manor Stud at Iyouisville. .and inahit. litis a racing stable which is under the care of trainer Peter Coyne at Churchill Dow ns. Johnson . Camden, son of the late 1nited States Senator Camden, of Virginia, is probably the wealthiest man in central Kentuckv. He is master of Hart ta ad Stud, headed by the stallions Mazagan. Peter Quince. Plaudit and St. Simonian II.. in Wood lord County, mar Versailles, and is the partner of John . Ki cue in the string of horses the latter is training at the Kentucky Association track.

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