Cup Racing In Kentucky: Long Distance Events Given Prominence At Louisville And Latonia Tracks.; Three Valuable Stakes for Stayers Provided by Associations as Attractive Features of Fall Racing in Blue Grass State., Daily Racing Form, 1913-07-26


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CUP RACING IN KENTUCKY KENTUCKYLONG LONG DISTANCE EVENTS GIVEN PROMINENCE AT LOUISVILLE AND LATONIA TRACKS Three Valuable Stakes for Stayers Provided by As ¬ sociations as Attractive Features of Fall Racine in Blue Grass State Cheerful assurance that the high standard of Kentucky racing is to lie rigidly maintained is held out l y the announcement of the condition of many valuable stake races to he contested dur ¬ ing the approaching fall campaign over the tracks at Lexington Douglas Park Churchill Downs an1 Latonia An outstanding feature is the fact that the richest events offered are those fostering u return to old fashioned long distance racing ChiOf in tills way is the already famous Kentucky En ¬ durance Stakes at four miles over the Churchill Downs course but quite interesting and attractive In promise are also Douglas Parks Louisville Cup at two miles and Iatonias Latonia Cup at two miles and a quarter Both of these races are handicaps and to each the added money is 2500 There is good precedent for making them handicaps In the fact that the most valuable cup race cf the world Australias renowned Melbourne Cup 10 which 40000 is added this year is a handicap tt two miles Conventionally two and a quarter miles has long been considered the correct cup distance hut it is worth noting that in England where the cups are generally weight for age races the most widely known of them all Ascots Gold Cup is run over a distance of two and one lialf miles while the Goodwood Cup is over a course of about two miles and fiveeighths Con ¬ sidered together the three races named constitute a return to a style of racing highly popular with the people who furnish the sinews of the turf by paying for admission to the tracks tracksDie Die races now offered for entries all close at midnight of Wednesday August 0 and are the fol Jiiwintr f To Be Run at Churchill Downs DownsKentucky Kentucky Endurance Stakes TbreeYearOlds and Over 10000 and 1000 Gold Cup added Four miles milesKails Kails City Handicap Three YearOlds and Over 2flOO added Threequarters mile mileCherokee Cherokee Selling Stakes ThreeYearolds and Over 1000 added One and onesixteenth miles milesGolden Golden Hod Stakes Two YearOlds 1000 added Threequarters mile mileTo To Be Run at Douglas Park ParkLouisville Louisville Cup TlireeYearOlds and Over 2500 added Two miles milesDouglas Douglas Park Inaugural Handicap ThrteYear Olds and Over 2000 added One an onesix ¬ teenth miles milesIteeohmont Iteeohmont Selling Stakes Two YearOlds 1500 added Five and onehalf furlongs furlongsTo To Be Run at Latonia LatoniaLatonia Latonia Cup ThreeYearOlds and Over 2500 adited Two and cuequarter miles milesLntonia Lntonia Autumn Inaugural Handicap Three YearOlds and Over 2000 added One and one sixteenth miles milesAutumn Autumn Selling Stakes ThreeYearOlds and Over 1OO added One mile mileTort Tort Thomas Handicap TwoYearolds 2000 added Threequarters mile mileThese These events coupled with the fact that at the three tracks no purse Is to be of less than 000 will provide a tempting aggregate of money to be divided among owners taking part in the fortyeight days of racing that will constitute the Kentucky fall campaign Lexington will lead off September 11 with nine days of racing Douglas Park follows with eleven days beginning Septeml er 23 Churchill Downs has ten days opening October 8 Then La ¬ tonia winds up the Kentucky season with eighteen days liegirnlng Oetol er 20 and terminating No ¬ vember 8 8Hie Hie conditions of the Douglas Park and Latonia Stakes are published elsewnere in this Issue of Daily Racing Form and are commended to the ftiiiMderatiou and patronage of owners and trainers

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