St. Leger to be Revived: Popular Race of Past to be Feature of Louisvilles Fall Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1910-08-11


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ST. LEGER TO BE REVIVED POPULAR RACE OF PAST TO BE FEATURE OF LOUISVILLES FALL MEETING. Kentucky Circuit to Embrace Fifty-Three Racing Days, with Opening at Lexington September 19 and Closing at Latonia November 19, Louisville, Kt.. August 10. — General linage* Matt .1. Winn of the New Louisville Jockey Club la aanouni ln£ the opening of tt-n stakes for the eoaamg fall meeting :it Churchill Downs. October 1-22. gave nut tlif pleasing laforaMt km thai the Kentucky St. Leger would be revived. The ten Makes will carry aa aggregate value of 7,060, four being of the .001 variety and six of ,500. No purse during tlie Meeting will be of less value tlian io and the Oversight handicaps and ■pedal laces carry values of 00 and »0. I he late date selected for the opening Is due to the tact that the Kentucky Association has decided to ak the Kentucky State Racing Commission for dates for a nine-days meeting at Lexington, beginning Monday. September IS, and continuing until Wednesday. September SB, inclusive, which will leave one day open for the borsea to he transferred here from Lexington. The New Louisville Jockey Club will race for nineteen days and Latonia will apply for twenty-four racing days, beginning October 24 and winding up on - Saturday. November in. This will give a total of fifty-two days racing on the Kentucky circuit Ihe coining fall. The Latonia club will, like Louisville, give ten stakes of ,300 anil .00 value, while Lexington will offer a stake program of five events. • l*rominent eastern turfmen have already engaged stable rooui of Secretary Davis, and it is estimated that as many as 1,200 horses will be here to race the coming Fall. Those who have already spoken for stable room from Ihe east are: S. . Ilihlreth. W. S. House. Harry Kites. P. Dunne. 8. M. Odom. W. G. Yanke. J. Grithn. William Gerst. T. E. Mannix. J U. Waiuwright. Henderson and Ilogan. F. R. Brad-fey, .lames McLauglilin. .lames Rluto. .T. T. Ireland. W. L. Lewi*. Karl Max Hirsch. .1. W. May. w. I". Sehulte, Barney Sehreibcr. H. L. Shaw. Frank Regan. W. I. Fine. B. F. Carman. Quincv Stable. J. N. Camden and T. C. McDowell. The ion stakes that the New Louisville Jockey Club will oiler for decision during the nineteen days of racing here, entries closing on Wednesday, August S|, are as follows: For three-year-olds and upward — Name of stake. Distance. Value. St. Leger Handicap i 1-lti miles , I Prank Fohr Handicap.. 1 mile and 20 yards 2.01*1 Iroquois Handicap 1 mile 2.00O Falls City Handicap -1-4 mile 2,000 South Louisville Handicap :!-4 mile I.H80 Shawnee S.-iling Stakes 1 1-11 miles 1,80$ Cherokee Selling Stakes 1 mile 1.501 Maple Selling Stakes :?-4 mile 1,990 For two vear-olds — ■ Autumn Stakes S-4 mile 1.500 Oolite* Bod Selling Slakes 3-4 mile l,5oo The last fall meeting here with a list of stake-was in IMS, irhlch season marked the discontinuance of the Kentucky St. Leger. Semper Rex. owned by the late It. .1. Treacy. was the last St. Leger winner. The St. Leger was originated by the founder of racing at Churchill Downs, the lale Col. Lewis M. Clark, and by him was made as big a feature of the fall meeting as the Derby was in Ihe spring, being fashioned after its namesake in Fnglaiid. The SI. Leger was fust run at the inaugural fall meeting here in 1875, the same year in which Arlstides won the inaugural Kentucky Derby. Its lirst renewal was iraa by Dan Swigerts noted horse. King Alfonso, which in his stud days became a groat sire, getting both Fonso and J*8 Cotton. Kentucky Derby winners. As soon as Manager Winn was sure that racing would close in New York September 1. he lost no time in informing hart men Unit he would make Inducement* to them to bring their stables to Kentucky and assured them that Louisville would give them about as good as the east had been offering. Said he before departure for Juarez: "We want to gel the good horses here for our fall as Weil as our spring patrons, and the only, way to do it is to oiler a program which gives • astern turfmen inducements to race with us. I da not doubt that we will this year have the greatest fall racing Louisville has ever known. We will crowd tin city with strangers, and give them sport a good as any furnished in the same time of year on tin1 metropolitan tracks. I look lot a Derby Dav crowd on our opening day and I am confident the attendance at the meeting will be record -breaking." Colonel Winn, accompanied by Harry F.reivogel. lms gone to Juarez, Mex. They will reach I Bare. Thursday afternoon and remain there or live days, perfecting arrangement* for the Thanksgiving Day opfnlag of the winter meeting, which will run 100 day*, hiring which tine- a total of S:!00.0OO will be dtatrBmted to horsemen. Colonel Winn is having 800 additional stalls built at Juarez and other improvement* are being made. He says that tin winter meeting at the Mexican course will lie on a decidedly greater scale than that of last season. More and better horses will compete and the general class of the snort will lie on a higher plane in every peauect. Colonel Winn will reach Saratoga Au-li-t SB and he will remain at the Spa until the ewer of the racing there, in the interval he will leenre for the Tail race meeting at Churchill Downs entriea from the leading turfmen of this country, and this will guarantee greater racing here tbl* fall limn ha- ever been known on the Louisville course, lie already has promise* from James It. Keene. K. T. Wilson. Jr., S. C. Ilihlreth and other leading owners to race tin if full stables at Churchill Downs this fall. It Is semi officially stated that Mars Cassidv will do the starting at Lexington. LouisvUle and- Latonia this fall. During Colonel Winns absence Secretary Lyman II. Davis will look .Iter the affairs of the New Louisville Jockey Club ami W. II. Shelley will attend tin- meeting of the Kentucky Association managers at Lexington, as Colonel Winns rebreeenta-tjve. Mr. Shelley will, as usual, act as racing secretary at the Lexington meeting this fall.

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