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HORSEMEN HOLD MEETING AT HAVRE HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., September 20. Rather nn important meeting of the Maryland branch of the Thoroughbred Horsemens Association was held in the clubhouse at Havre de Grace this morning, and manv things pertaining to racing was discussed. The claiming rule was gone over thoroughly, and tho consensus of opinion was that the rule in force at the Kentucky tracks was the most just one. The splitting of races- and the value of purses to be offered at the various winter tracks was also talked of. Major T. C. McDowell, president of the association, was in the chair, and more than 100 horsemen attended the meeting. "It is not the idea of Ken-tuckiaus to trv to run racing in Maryland," said Major McDowell; "it is our idea to help improve, the sport all around. We want to improve Havre le Grace racing and the throughbred. We hope to tset an example for the other tracks to follow. It 3s our desire to do more for tne public," lie added. "Major McDowell said that the new interests owned 1.001 V shares of the Havre de Grace stock and that :ibout"409 shares had been sold. It is the desire of those now in control to sell this stock among Marylandcrs. "Only a fair investment," said Major McDowell, "Is desired by tho stockholders." The different associations will be asked to put ou one race a day for non-winning owners.