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LEXINGTON MEETING ENDS SUCCESSFUL FINANCIALLY AND OTHERWISE BEYOND ANTICIPATIONS. Outcome Assures the Future of the Kentucky Association — Final Days Sport Marred by Rain — Record Price for Xutuels. Lexington. Ky.. May 7.- The Kentucky Associations spring meeting of seven lays. liifli enilei! today, was successful tiiianeially and ullierwise l e-ond the expectations even of the otlicials of the organization. The proceeds from the Kate, the bet ting ring and tlie privileges wen- more than double ihe amount taken last spring. The racing was decidedly of ■ higher eraV r ami il attracted the l.est people of the surround in;. country and a better type of visitors from afar than have been coining here in late years. The meeting has demonstrated that l.ex-ingii ii has a futiiie on the racing map ami that Unpeople of the blue mass region with money to in vest. |iai I iiiilai l those who ate engaged in the business of blooding running horses, are about to let a gaed thing slip away from them unless they wake tip. Tin bmblM a-sociatiou. formed after the leath of apt. S. S. Brown, lmught the racing plant for fffO.OOO. S:.«k wa- leaned ior half of the amount, which was paid in eaah u- i lie Drown estate. Notes were given for the remaining 5,000. and that debt lias been reduced to ifnT.iHNl through the sab- of S::.ooo worth of the stock that was held in the treasury and from the proceeds from race meetings that have been given since the formation of the Kentucky Association. Neatly, if not |ilite. two-tuirds of the stock that has lieeu issued is owned by people living in Louisville and elsewhere outside at the blue grass region. The directors of the association during the past winter tried without success to sill enough of the treasury stock to lift the debt of 7. oO. thi.t instead of paying interest ihey might divert the protits froir the race meetings to channels that would result in improvement in the grounds and the racing. Ihev Were not able to do ibi- tH-cansi- tin- people hereatHiuls. blinded by ugi-Jtiti.n in New York and Canada against liookmakiiti;. were iimihlff to so- the tiossibilitb-s at home. J. N. Iamdeii. who resigned the presidency of the Kentucky Association to accept incuiltcrsuip in t Instate Hacing Commission said vesterdav that he intends to increase his holdings in the local track, and Irving 11. Wheatcrof t remarked that a eon-trolling interest in tin- track halted like a pood investment to him. Mati .1. Wi in. who represents the Louisville stockholders, of wuich he is one. and who was largely instrumental in the formation of the present association, said on Thursdav that the future of lacing is brighter here than it has ever lieen ami T ! ■ ;i I where a short while back he would have been willing to get out for what he had put in. be would not lew part with his holdings. O. II. Chonaiilt. who is a man of sound Judgment in tinan-eiai affair and in Investment*., also says lie would not now part witli his stock. I «m Alberto Tl II ■— .and James Batter, who were jimo;ig the weeks visiters. Ixith said that they caainot see anything but success ahead for racinir in Lexington. Kaeing Heeretary William II. Shelley, who is familiar with every detail of the organization, said: This meeting has been a success far beyond my expectations. It has l»een a. great success in every department. The receipts from all sources were more than double those of last year: the crowds were lietter: the racing was better and there was a sustaining interest in the snort that compels the belief that I lie track is at last a winning proposition. J am now thoroughly satisfied that the future of the miituels in Keutnelcv i- assured." At a meeting of breeders ami horsemen held in the Ihoenix Hotel at noon today the perpetuation of the stakes that had their inauguration here this year mi- assured. Johnson N. Camden subscribed . K lo lie added to the Camden Handicap for 1911. Catesby Woodford. K. R. Bradley and Irving II. V.he.itcroft subscribed S2.~n each to lie added to any *takc desired by tlie Kenluckv Association. O. H. ii.nanll subsrritM-d «H». and Smith. Watkius ft Co. ami ;»-orge It. Oil .O each under the MM conditions. Col. V*. K. Applegale subscrilted 0 and T. c. McDowell *l«iO to be added lo a stake for tbr v-ear-olds to l»e run in 1911. Kd Kane. John II. Carr. Thoma- Piatt. J. B. Viley. t;. 1 . Wilson and others indicated that they would make subscription- later. President P. irav Falconer. Secretary tterret D. Wilson. K. It. Bradley. J. H. Shouse and Iteaa* "• Kelley were apiHiinted a committee on subscriptions. In addition to bis cash subscription T. C. McDowell donated a season to All.in-a-Dalo to be added to a purse race for the next spring ineetltig. This idea of giving seasons as additional prizes lo the purses originated with Kd Kane. nanager of August Itelmonts Nursery Stud, and •will he put into effect here next year. It is expected that there will Is- purses named for such Ktallious as Rock Sand. Watercress. Star Ruby. «#gdcti. St. Savin. Stalwart. Mazag.ui. Hermis. Nasturtium. Bea Brusli. Peter Pan. Ballot. Hippodrome. etr. The Breeders Futurity for 1911 will have an estimated -.Toss value of alKiut BJII. |a addition to this. In n--xt sprini; there will be ihe Blue Crass .Stake- ior thr rear-ohte. with £M added, and lie Caniilen Handicap, for three-year-olds. .001 Mdded. The Breeders Futurity for 1912 will Is- • ipciied this summer. There were many enthusiastic ♦ xeres-ions at the meeting today as to the future of J.exitiLton as a racing |Miint. . The State Racing Commission, at its meeting this morning, revoked the license of trainer Jolm Mark- iu and declined to rraat a hearing in tlie case of M. J. Daly, whose application for a license had been ii-liwil. The action in the Maiklein case was taken upon the recommendation of the judges at the Ken- , unity Associations soring meeting, the direct cause |»-ini. the reversal of form shown in the running of the hots.-. W. A. Leach. Mr. Marklein and hjs father, .lake Marklein. at Cincinnati, were hopeful that the commission might give the young trainer another chance, hat this action has blasted such hope- and John Markb-in will now sell his interest in the hot-so. that he has Ik-cii racing. M. J. Daly is silent ■■ to hi- intentions. Dalys coming under the ban. it is said, is due directlv to the reports that have coiue from I "lorida concerning ■ race taken j bv Ce.is.r at Ictisacola. April 20. in which it is alleged that W. H. Bickers ami others planned a big letting roup throughout the country. The eommis--toii adjourned to meet ajCaJa at Louisville next week on a aaf la he selected by Chairman Clay. Tbe racing ended thi afternoon in a terrific tall aterav The rata began falling heCare aayHcht ami J»v noon the track was a sea of mud. Then tin-•■louds passed and for a couple of hours it was clear. «iut when the horses went to the |iost for the o|ieu-inig race tin- rain again came down in sheets. So Jt was intermittently all afternoon, winding up with . everything at the track literally awash. • The ram and the mud naturally caused much , scratching of the curd and brought alsmt a general , upset of betting calculation-. It was a disastrous dav in a Is-ttliig way for the public, but through it all tier.- «:•- established a new American record . for winning long shots in the pari inutuel machines, j Continued ou sixth pajfe. Jt LEXINGTON MEETING ENDS. Continued from first page. W., winner of the third race, paid 30.70. t- l cing only two $.2 tickets and no $." tickets on her. The odds they received were 14.:i.~ Jetta . Tin- largest mutuel odds of record in this ilry prior to this was H .riO for paid on lajaeks victorv at Jerome Park October 12. : The tickets sold that day were for each :ind tiev paid .17H.Ol. In this race George B. Otts Lady Vie. a superior mud runner, was an overwhelming favorite. In the mutuels .375 of the • l 74!i that was wagered straight was liet on her. making her virtually a 1 to 4 favorite. Lady Vie was hard ridden all the way. but seemed utterly tumble t show any speed in her favorite going. The Camden Handicap Consolation Stakes, for three-.vcar-olds. was the feature of the day. at u mile, aud was taken easily by A. B. Lowes Foxy Mary. E. R. Bradleys Colinet was favorite of the three starters. IVxy Marys margin at the end was two lengths. Relluf. outrun at all stages, was fifteen lengths liack of Colinet. This race completely eliminates Colinet as a Derby possibility, likewise Relluf. Oriental Pearl, purchased at auction yesterday by W. J. Treacy. bidding for James P. Ross. the track su|M-rinteudent. for .35. won the second race bv half a length after a drive with Helen Scott. Ijouise B.. Bo Peep and Tom Fisher, the best-supported horses, finished out of the money. Going to the j ost in the fifth Vunty Tax unseated jockey J. WUaoa and ran away a quarter of a mile at top s] eed. The three-year-old chestnut gelding. Hand in Hand, by Handsel — Aimless, in John Rodcgaps stable, was sirhkeii with paralysis while standing in his stall this morning and. on the advice of Dr. Shannon, was destroyed. This gelding was a brother to Busy Man. I His dam is well femenibered as the mare that was alleged to have 1 n substituted by E. E. Farley tor Sarah Black in the famous ringing case at Detroit seven or eight years ago. Starter Milton suspended Jockeys Jackson. Ganz and Wilson for three days each for all but their contract employers. Nearlv all of the regulars left here tonight for IHitsville on a special train.