Kentucky Fall Dates Announced: Latonia Granted Twenty-Five Days, Lexington Ten and Two Louisville Tracks Seven Days Each, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-05


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KENTUCKY FALL DATES ANNOUNCED Latonia Granted Twenty-five Days, Lexington Ten and Two Louisville Tracks Seven Days Each. Latonia, Ky., July 4. The following is the complete proceedings iu detail of the Kentucky State Racing Commission at their meeting held in the clubhouse at Latonia prior to the racing this afternoon. Dates for fall race meetings were granted as follows: Kentucky Association, Lexington, Wednesday, September 11, to Saturday, September 21, inclusivo, 10 days. Douglas Park Jockey Club, Louisville, Wednesday, September 25 to Wednesday October 2, inclusive, 7 days. New Louisville Jockey Club, Louisville, Thursday, October 3, to Thursday, October 10, inclusive, 7 days. Latonia Jockoy Club, Covington, Ky., Saturday, October 12, to Saturday, November 9, inclusive, 25 days. General Haldeman voted against the allotments of the dates of the Kentucky Association for tin-reason that those dates are in conflict with the dates already claimed for the state fair at Louisville. It was resolved that owing to the extraordinary conditions prevailing in the racing field and, not as a precedent, Latonia be awarded twenty-five racing days next fall. This upon condition that the Latonia Jockey Club add, as It has proposed, 5,000 in stakes and purses in addition to the daily distribution in stakes and purses as required by the Kentucky State Racing Commission. Resolved, further, that it is the unanimous opinion of this commission that the construction of additional racing plants in Kentucky would be detrimental to the best interests of the breeding industry and sport of racing inasmuch as the tracks now in existence and licensed by this commission are adequate to accommodate all the racing days the commission is willing to grant. All jockeys and trainers licenses approved by the license committee were granted. The following resolution was passed: Resolved, that this commission, hereby directs that during the term of suspension of any jockey on any track in Kentucky under the jurisdiction of this commission, the badge of such jockey be taken up -and he be refused admission to such course during the hours of racing. Several Now Rules Proposed. The following new rnles were offered: "Two regular meetings of the Kentucky State Racing Commission shall be held in the city of Louisville on the first Tuesday in November and the first Tuesday in May of eacli year, these two stated regular meetings of the commission to be held for the purpose of giving ample notice of the dates set for the spring and fall meetings of the various racing associations under the jurisdiction of the -commission and for any other business that may come before the commission. The dates for the spring meetings shall be passed upon at the November meeting and the fall dates at the May meeting, and the racing secretaries shall furnish a book for the dates asked for by each association at each meeting, the full conditions for eacli race each day for entire meeting, and no dates shall be assigned until this has been complied with." "When the stewards have reasonable grounds to believe and do believe that a horse entered in a claiming race lias no chance to win or run placed and that he was entered solely for claiming, he shall lie ordered scratched and his further entry refused." "At a track located in a city in Kentucky having a population of 350,000, or within the distance of ten miles of the corporate limits of any city of such population situated in Kentucky or in an adjoining state the average amount added to the overnight races each day shall be ,000 in cash nor there shall be no race given to which is added less than 00 in cash and no other stakes, except selling stakes, to which is added less than ,000 in cash." The commission adjourned to meet Wednesday, September 11, at 11 oclock at its office at Lexington, Ky.

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