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NEW AND VALUABLE STAKE FOR LATONIA. Champion Stakes of 5,000 Added Announced for 1919 — Thoroughbred Horse Association Doings. Lexington. Ky.. Jan. 1M. — At a meeting of the dire, tors of the Thoroughbred Horse Association 157 applicants were admitted to membership. The applications were received from all parts of the country, the bulk of them having been signed at Tijuana. New Orleans and Havana. The directors made it quite plain that this asso ciation stands opposed to the building and operation of any more race tracks in the province of Ontario. Canada and so instructed its secretary to advise officials of the Canadian Kacing Associations. This action is in line with the pledge made by the Can adian branch of the association at a meeting at Toronto, September 12*. with reference to the Devonshire meeting at which time they voted that •inn. ben of the Thoroughbnd Horse Assoc Istiiin wouldt race at any track in the province of Ontario not already built. The directors gave their hearty indorsement to a Champion Stakes. £l."i.000 added, for three-year-olds, one and three-eighths miles, colts and gild ings to carry V22 pounds and fillies 119 pounds, to have its first running in the autumn of 1919 at La tenia; 0 to accompany nomination. .1 payable January 1. 191S: *: payable January 1, 1919." and .sjod additional from each starter: winner to receive all with the exception of ,500 to second. ,000 to third, fourth to save his stake; ,000 to nominator of winner. ,00 to nominator of second and 0250 to nominator of third. It was suggested tiiat this race, which will have a gross value of over 0,000. be named the Champion Stakes. A. D. Hancock, the proposer of the race, has been in correspondence with manager John Ilachmeister and a number of breeders upon the subject and he says he feels sure the race can he closed in March with 400 or more nominations.