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WOULD HAVE MORE RACES FOR MAIDENS. Lexington, Ky., October 11. Messrs. J. O. Keene, of Lexington, owner of Keenland Farm and trainer of Johnson N. Camdens running horses, and Fred A. Forsvtiic. of Harrodsburg, master of Fountain-blue Stud and junior member of the racing firm of Chinii and Forsvthe, began this week the circulation of a petition for the signatures of thoroughbred horse breeders calling upon the Kentucky State Racing Commission to institute a rule which will have a tendencv to more rapidly reduce the maiden ranks and to greatlv increase the number of winners each year, thcrebv giving better opportunity to the multitude of owners, more widely disseminating the purse offerings and injecting a sustaining element that, is now lackiug. The petition, which has been numerously signed, reads as follows: "To the Honorable Racing Commission. Gentlemen: We. the undersigned owners and breeders of thoroughbred horses, having the breeding and Ievplonment interest of the thoroughbred horse deeply at lieart, respectfully lay before your honorable body, for your earnest consideration, the adoption of a rule, by your honorable body, requiring llie offering of a purse each day during the spring meetings in Kentucky for maiden two-year-olds, and during lh? fall meetings in Kentucky of a purse fftr maiden two-year-olds every alternate day as long as there are as many us eight entries to such race. "Your petitioners desire to express their great appreciation of the Inestimable benefits that have accrued to the sport in this state and, Incidentally, to the whole continent, by the sportsmanlike stand Hint has been taken upon all quest ions that have .me before your honorable body. In fact and In truth bv your wise stand on all questions affecting ilio sport, "you have placed Kentucky in the attitude "f the beacon of racing In this country. We feel that Kentucky, the breeding ground by nature and nvlroiinieiils, should be the place to otter every encouragement to the intelligent breeder in the marie ting of his produce and at the same time assure the purchaser that he will have an opportunity offered him f getting some return on his Investment For tills reason, we respectfully ask your I earnest consideration of this petition."