Douglas Park and Latonia Stakes: Dates on Which the Fixed Events of Two Important Meetings Will be Decided, Daily Racing Form, 1917-09-18


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DOUGLAS PARK AND LAT0NIA STAKES Dates on Which the Fixed Events of Two Important Meetings Will Be Decided. Louisville, Ky., September 17. Distribution of purse money aggregating 42,800 is provided for in the program book for the coming seven days fall meeting at Douglas Park, which begins on September 20. This is an average of a trifle better than,114 daily, 514 higher than the daily average, which the rule of the Kentucky State Racing Commission requires. The combined value of the stake offerings, the Douglas Park Inaugural Handicap, Beeehmont Stakes and Louisville Cup is 0,000. In addition to the three stakes, nine handicaps and purse races of ,000 value are carded in the book. Two purses of 900 values, twenty wortli S00, ten calling for 700 each and five of 1917.sh00 values round out the monetary offerings. The banner day of the meeting in the way of purse distribution will be on the day the Louisville Cup is run, Saturday, September 29, when. 7,300 will be distributed among the horsemen. On that day the stake will have 2,500 added, and two ,000 handicaps will be run. The next largest day in this respect will be the opening day, when the Inaugural Handicap will be run, as,800 will be given to the horsemen on that occasion. The stake has ,000 added. "The Beeehmont Stakes will be run on the last day of the meeting, Wednesday, October 3, and on that day the total money will total,300. This stake is of 1,500 added;. The program arranged "for. the opening day by Racing Secretary J. B. Campbell is a good one, witli the Inaugural Handicap and a 1,000 purse race as the features. It is as follows: First Race Purse 800, for maiden fillies, two years old; 5 1-2 furlongs. Second Race Purse 700, claiming, for three-year-olds and over; 3-4 mile. Third Race Purse 700, claiming, for three-year-olds and over; 1 mile and 70 yards. Fourth Race Purse 1,000, for threeyear-olds and over; 3-4 mile. Fifth Race Douglas Park Inaugural Handicap, ,500 added, for three ryear-olds and oyer; 1 1-1C miles. Sixth Race Purse , for two-year-olds; 5 1-2 furlongs. Seventh Race Purse , claiming, fpr three -year-olds and over; 1 1-16 miles. Ladies day will be-" on Octobors3f the closihgHday of the meeting, and the day on which the Beeehmont Stakes will be rim.j The idea of having a ladies day has struck a popular chord here and the members of tlie fair sjex. turn out in larger numbers on each succeeding occasion. SAME OFFICIALS AS LAST SPRING. The officials of the Douglas Park meeting will be the same as last spring, with Charles F. Price and T. J. Clay serving as stewards; William H. Shelley and J. B. Campbell, placing judges; Harry Morrissey, starter; S. K. Hughes, timer; William E. Phillips, patrol judge; Dr. Henry Harthill, paddock judge; J. B. McLaughlin, supervisor of the pari-mutuel department, and Vernon Sanders, telegraph censor. Shelley also will serve as clerk of the scales, while Campbell is racing secretary and handicapper. The influx of horses from Lexington will begin this week, as several of the owners have notified track superintendent Nolte that they will ship here before the meeting at the Kentucky Association track is over. Shortage or no shortage of horse cars will not delay the shipping of the horses from Lexington, as the trip is such a short one that freight cars can be pressed into service on short notice. Many of the owners and trainers who have a division of their stables racing at Lexington and the other division at Douglas Park, came over from the Blue Grass capital Sunday. All reported that the Kentucky Association fall meeting is the best in the history of racing in that city from every standpoint. General Manager John Hachmeister lias announced the dates for the running of the stakes at the coming Latonia meeting, which begins - on October 13 and runs until November 10, embracing twenty-five racing days, five of which are Saturdays. The dates follow: - Latonia Autumn Inaugural Handicap, for three-year-olds and over, 3,000 added; 1 1-10 miles; Saturday, October 13. Fort Thomas Handicap, for tvvo-year-olds,3,000 added; 3-4 mile; Saturday, Octobqr 20. " " Autumn Selling Stakes," for thre-year-olds and over, ,000 added; 1 mile; Saturday, October 27. Latonia Cup, for three-year-olds any over, ,500 added; 2 1-4 miles; Saturday, November 3?; Ladies Handicap, for three-year-olds and- over, ,000 added; 3-4 mile; Wednesday, November 7. Queen City Handicap, for two-year-olds, 5,000 added; 1 mile; Saturday, November 10. The Ladies Handicap is a special stake put on in the honor of the occasion being Ladies day. There will be two Ladies days at Latonia, the other being on Saturday, October 27, which will make them both on stake days.

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