Lexington Plans for 1914: Five Stakes to be Opened by Kentucky Association for Its Spring Meeting of next Year, Daily Racing Form, 1913-12-14


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LEXINGTON PLANS FOR 1914. . Five Stakes to Be Opened by Kentucky Association for Its Spring Meeting of Next Year. Lexington. Kv., December 13. Tlie board of directors of the Kentucky Association held an important meeting this afternoon in preparation for the 1914 annual spring race meeting. President Catesby Woodford, Vice-president and Secretary G. D. Wilson and Messrs. T. C. McDowell, O. II . Chenault. D. Gray Falconer, Hal Price Headley, R. L. Baker and J. N. Camden were present, the only absentee being Matt J. Winn, who is now at Juarez. The matter of dates for the meeting was not discussed. Tlie state racing commission will allot them. It was decided to open live stakes, each with increased added money, and that there shall be no purse of less than 00 added? The stakes, which are to close at a date, probably February 1, to be decided by Secretary Wilson, are: Camden Handicap, ,000 added, for three-year-olds and upward; one and one-quarter miles. Blue Grass Stakes. ,000 added, for three-year-olds; one and one-eighth miles. Ashland Oaks, ,500 added, for three-year-old fillies; one mile. Brewers Selling Stakes, ,000 added, for three-year-olds and upward: one mile. Idle Hour Stakes, ,000 added, for two-year-olds; four and one-half furlongs. In addition to these stakes there will be the Breeders Futurity, the premier event of the year in Kentucky for two-year-olds., which will have a value next "spring of approximately ,000. A committee was appointed to arrange for new seats for the grandstand. It may be that the committee, of which Messrs. McDowell, Falconer and Baker are the members, will decide upon something other than the present chair. It was ordered that a new judges stand and a new timers stand be erected. The judges stand is to lie modeled after Latonias or that at Churchill Downs. It Is to be a "double decker." The boxes will be taken from their present location in the center of the stand and arranged at the twas decided not to put on the combination niu-tuels next spring. . Superintendent James P. Ross reported that.-!.. cars of sand had been spread upon the inside training track during the past two weeks and that the winter galloping course is now in first-class condition. .

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