Kentuckys Fall Stakes: Over 00,000 Offered; a New Record for Autumn Meetings.; Races Over a Long Distance of Ground Favored--Manager Winn Going to Saratoga., Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-05


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KENTUCKYS FALL STAKES Over 100000 Offered a New Record for Autumn Meetings Races Over a Long Distance of ofGround Ground Favored Manager ManagerWinn Winn Going to Saratoga LOUISVILLE Ky August 4 Even though the coming Kentucky autumn racing season will be of only thirtyeight days duration 102000 will be offered in stake money This is a new record for fall meetings in the Blue Grass state It includes the 50000 La ton in Championship Stakes the r00p added Queen City Handicap and the 2500 Breed ers Futurity at Lexington the entries for which have already closed closedStake Stake blanks for the other stakes to be run next autumn were distributed among the horsemen today and they show a vast increase over last year Nominations to them close on August 20 for Church ¬ ill Downs Lexington and Latonia and Mr M J Winn vicepresident and general manager of the Kentucky Jockey Club who is here on a brief busi ¬ ness visit said that he confidently expects far more entries than ever thid year because of the liberality of the racing association toward the horsemen horsemenIn In keeping with its announced policy to feature races especially of the stake variety over a long route of ground it will be seen that only one of the twelve stakes the Autumn Handicap will be at less than one mile with the exception of course of the twoyearold events At Louisville the three stakes will be long route affairs even the twoyear olds in the Golden Rod Handicap being asked to go a mile The Falls City Handicap long a feature of fall racing at Churchill Downs has been increased in distance from threequarters to one and onesix ¬ teenth miles while the Golden Rod was formerly at five and onehalf furlongs The latter also was under selling conditions in previous years at Doug ¬ las Park ParkXEXINGTON XEXINGTON CUP NEW BACE BACELexingtons Lexingtons only fall stake race until this year was the Breeders Futurity and the Lexington Cup Handicap is an entirely new one This race will have a tendency to draw a number of the Latonia Championship Stakes eligibles to Lexington as the distance of one and onehalf miles will serve to give them a much needed race in preparation for the big event at the Milldale track and the 5000 added will make it more than worth their while to run hi it itHorses Horses which favor a long route will be In their element in the Latonia stakes as there will be an abundance of money hung up for them in races ranging from one mile to two miles and onequar ¬ ter The Twin City Handicap at one mile and five eighths 5000 added is a new stake and it Is almost certain to draw practically the same starters as will contest for the Latonia Championship Stakes The eastern horses will no doubt be well represented in the Twin City as well as in the Latonia Cup as they will be good and fit after their months racing at Saratoga and their owners will have several chances to make their Journey westward profitable even if their charges fail in the 50000 stake stakeGeneral General manager Winn will take the stake blanks to Saratoga and will remain there until they close on August 20 With the big money being hung up for twoyear olds In the various stakes he expect that some of the best youngsters in the east will be sent to this section for the autumn racing He will also make strenuous efforts to get some of the older horses which were left out of the Latonia Championship Stakes to come here and run in the long route stakes and their owners can thus make amends for being shut out in Americas richest nice niceIt It is only a trifle over five weeks now until the autumn racing season opens at Lexington the meet ¬ ing there beginning on September 13 and running for seven days Latonia follows Lexington opening on September 24 for a twentytwo days meeting and Louisville winds it un with nine days of sport from October 23 to November 1 inclusive

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