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GOSSIP FROM THE BLUE GRASS REGION. Lexington. Ky.. July IS. — The sentiment of the directors of the Kentucky Association appears to tain favor of fall racing for about a week at the local track and they will probably vote to that end at their meeting next Thursday. The problem of dates is one that will have to be threshed out and it may take the State Racing Commission to settle it. Some of the local director* want the last week in September an I others argue that the first week in November would likely prove more propitious. The anti -September men are not disposal to cut in aliead of the annual meeting of the Kentucky Trotting Horse Breeders Association, which will open Octo tier t and continue ten days and. too, they have recollections of the last meeting that was held here in that month. It was in loos, openiug on gpwtembar 10 and closing September 20. and was a ••frost." A profit of about 14,000 hail la-en made at the previous spring meeting and the association lost it all during those memorable seven days. Really the most delightful weather in the fall of the year here conies in November, the first and second weeks, and if dates in either of these weeks can Im- had for the local track a prolilahle meeting might be given. Wilt Woodard spent the past week here and left today for Windsor, from where he goes to Saiatoga. He intends to get together a string of eight or ten horses or racing at Jacksonville tile coming winter. Earl of Richmond, the only horse be owns at present, has been turned out near this city since the Louisville spring meeting and Mr. Woodard says he is doing splendidly. Chairman E. F. Clay of the State Racing Cm mission, likewise master of the Rumiymeik- Stud, says he has not made up his mind whether or not he will dispose of his yearlings hy auction, hut if he does conclude to put them under the hammer they will lie sent to Saratoga: He has onlv fourteen this year, principally by Star Shoot, and lie savs thev are a representative collection of individuals. William Watson, who is connected with Nugent Brothers in the horse auctioning business at the National Stock Yards at East St. Louis. 111. arrived here this morning in |uest of a carload of cheap thorough!. rods. Watson is not particular as to age or sex and requires merely that they la- two-year-olds or over and that they present a fairly good appearance. As to price he pays 00 and under. The idea is that they are to la- sold by auction at the stock yards. He picked up a couple of carloads at Latonia and made a little money on them, getting for some as much as 75. They are sold as thoroughbreds ami go to western buyers principally. Charles MeCracken. formerly manager of the Mill-stream Stud, will open a stable at the Kentucky Association track next month and will break yearlings for several owners. "Im ashamed to tell how much I got for St. Dory, but Im mighty glad hes gone from Larch mont Farm." said Sanford C. I.yne after he had sold the son of St. Simon and Dorice to M. A. Silvers foi export to Chile. "He is a beautifully bred horse, but he ilid not make good as a sire in this country." R. L. Thomas, who. since the death of his brother, has been making his home at Winchester and looking after the financial and birsiness affairs of the Thomas estate, has, to satisfy his passion for sport, purchased 1 lie controlling interest In the Winchester club of the Blue Grass Base Ball League and has strengthened the team. He says it isnt nearly so much fun as horse racing, but since he cannot be with the horses he finds that the ball tossors will do as a substitute. .T. W. May. before returning to New York tonight, arranged with Mickey Shannon to break the five yearlings that he bought out of the Sheepshead Bay sales. The youngsters are now at Beaumont Farm and will he taken up August 15. Shannon has arranged to open a public stable at the Kentucky Association course. Mr. May says the Schwartz horses now in his stable will be sold by auction u|x n his return to New York. He is planning to race in California the coming winter.