Ready for Action at Lexington: Secretary Shelley Issues a Well Arranged Program Book of the Coming, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-26


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READY FOR ACTION AT LEXINGTON Secretary Shelley Issues a Well Arranged Program Book of the Coming Fall Meeting. Lexington, Ky., August 25. The book for the Kentucky Associations autumn meeting of ten lays, beginning Wednesday, September 12 and ndiiig Saturday, September 22, was issued today .ml it is bristling with assurance of thrilling ,ontests over the historic race course-. The program vas written by Judge William H. Shelley, a master n the art of building conditions that attract good fields and produced keenest competition. It is as iood as the best of the work he has done during lis long and honorable connection with the local issociation In the capacity of racing secretary. During the ten days there will be seventy races seven for each day and the only stake race ivill be the Breeders Futurity, for two-year-olds, it about three-quarters of a mile. This race, .vith ten starters, will be worth 1,195. It is probable that it will have more than ten starters, localise the following are eligible: Escoba, Jack Hare Jr., James Foster. Dr. Levy, Lucky B., Hroom Peddler, Betcha Million, Atalanta, Everest, floneydew, Sewcll Combs, Jane Frances, Ochenta, Duke of Savoy, Herald, Enos, Mackenzie, New Model, Crystal Day, Silk Lady, American, Papp, Zenith, Don Jose, Cum Sail. American Eagle, Motor Oop, Tracksend, War Machine,. Choir Master, Golden King, Guesswork, Star Class, Exterminator, Uifle, Alma M., Hollinger, Gipsy Queen, March Wind, .Robert L. Owen, Olympian King, Cathedral, Tib, Clairvoyant, Redlifci V., Tally, Peerless One, iCorbly, Right Angle, Burgoright, Viva America, !r. Blair and Dr. Nickell. Each starter will pay 5150. This race is to be decided on the closing day of the meeting. Total of 2,G00 for Ten Days. The other sixty-nine races will average each added money, making a total, including the Breeders Futurity, of approximately 2,000 to be distributed to horsemen during the ten days. There .ire to be eleven overnight handicaps, one of which will be for two-year-olds at five and a half furlongs. The other ten will be for three-year-olds and over. The card is so well balanced that there will be plenty of occupation for horses of all ages. Nineteen of the races are for two-year-olds; ton for three-year-olds; thirty-five for three-year-olds and aver, and six for four-year-olds and over. Ten of the races are for maidens eight for two-year-olds, one for three-year-olds and one for three-year-olds and over. Thirty of the races are at distances of one mile or over, the division by distances being: Five at five-eighths; twelve at five and one-half furlongs; twenty-one at three-quarters; five at one mile; six at one. mile and seventy yards; eleven at one mile and a sixteenth; six at one mile and one-eighth; two at one mile and a quarter, and two at about three-quarters. Thirteen of the purses are of 00 each; forty-five of ; nine of 00 and two of . The claiming races number 32. The impression one has after perusing the book is that it is going to be mighty hard for a cheap or mediocre horse to win at Lexington next fall.

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