Lexington Meeting A Financial Success.: Much Encouragement Derived from the Outcome of Fall Racing Venture in Blue Grass Region., Daily Racing Form, 1910-10-02


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LEXINGTON MEETING A FINANCIAL SUCCESS Much Encouragement Derived from the Outcome of Fall Bacing Venture in Blue Grass Begion Lexington Ky October 1 The predictions that were made for the Kentucky Associations fall meeting of nine days which closed last Thursday were fully borne out It was a model meeting par ¬ ticularly so in a racing sense There were fiftyfour races during the nine days and every one of them was Jccenly and earnestly contested from the rise of the barrier to the finish There was no rough riding no fouling and no scandal of any description descriptionLikewise Likewise the meeting was a financial success The associations net profit was approximately 300 per day Not as much of course as the stockholders in tracks where racing is now a thing of ihe past have raked off per diem to the destruction of the sport and not as much as this association could use in lifting its debt but sufficient to encourage them for the future futureWhat What was seen and what was done at this meeting will have a farreaching effect for the uplift of the sport of racing It has opened the eyes of many persons from New York and elsewhere who were never before in Kentucky to possibilities and to con ¬ ditions of which they had little conception Scores of visitors have departed fully convinced that the iKirliniitnel system of betting and the government of racing by a state commission mean the salvation of the sport The prediction that powerful inlluences will be at work in other states for the adoption of tho Kentucky law and methods is justifiable justifiableThis This meeting said President D Gray Falconer of the Kentucky Association has given us a great deal of satisfaction and encouragement and I am quite sure that it will have good1 effect everywhere The meeting was a financial and racing success Perfect order prevailed at all times There was no scandal of any kind connected with the racing and it demonstrates that Lexington will support a fall meeting meetingPresident President Falconer said that during the winter some needed improvements in the track and the buildings of the plant will lie made and that the memlKrs of the association will bend their energies in the direction of a great meeting next spring

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