Assign Kentucky Dates: Fifty-One Days of Fall Racing in Blue Grass State, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-11


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ASSIGN KENTUCKY DAI ES Fifty-One Bays of Fall Racing in Blue Grass State. 4 Sport Begins at Louisville August 30 and Ends at Latonia November 4. KENTUCKY FALL DATES CHURCHILL August 30 to Sept. 3. LEXINGTON Sept. 1G to Sept, 27. LATONIA Sept. 30 to November 4. LATONIA, Ky., July 10. At a meeting of tho Kentucky State Racing Commission held in the Latonia club house Saturday, dates for the fall meetings of the Kentucky Jockey Club were approved a3 follows: Churchill, ten days August 30 to September 9. Lexington, ten days September 1G to September 27. Latonia, thirty-one days September 30 to November 4. Opening the fall season at Churchill instead of at Latonia, as planned, was the result of requests by several delegations that conflict in dates with conventions to be held in Louisville be avoided. The Masonic order vra.s particularly anxious that their convention bo without competition from racing-President Morrow of the Board of Trade was also desirous that the State Fair be held unopposed by any racing. To comply with these requests general manager Matt J. "Winn consented to have Churchill Downs take the opening dates and finish its meeting before the State Fair opens in Louisville. As the Lexington opening was set back until September 10, tho State Fair will have uninterrupted sway with no racing opposition from any Kentucky track. The Masons hold their conclave some time later in September. This will bo the first time that racing has been inaugurated in the fall at Louisville. Until last year Lexington was the opening point and Latonia the closing scene. Latonia opened first last year and Lexington closed the racing for the year. TOTAL OF 109 DAYS FOR. 1922. Fifty-one days of racing on the Kentucky Jockey Club tracks next fall and the fifty-eight of spring and summer sport make a total of 10D days, one more than last year. Former Senator Johnson N. Camden was re-elected chairman of the commission and Thomas C. McDowell was elected vice-chairman. All the members of the commission, including Polk Laffoon, recently appointed, were present at the session. Officials for the fall meeting were approved. There were no changes in the personnel, excepting that Quinn Coger was appointed patrol judge, succeeding W. F.. Phillips. A. B. Dade, representing the Green River Jockey Club, which is building a plant at Henderson, and Thomas B. Cromwell, representing the Tri-State Fair and Racing Association, which Is constructing a mile track at Ashland, appeared before the commission and informed chairman Camden and his associates of the progress at the two points. Neither made application for Iicenso nor dates, but both stated that at a later meeting of the commission application for license and dates will bo made. Mr. Dade stated that the Henderson plant will be completed by the end of October. Mr. Cromwell stated that the Ashland track Is expected to bo completed by about October 15. Chairman Camden stated that the commission will meet at a later date to consider dates and suggested that it would be agreeable to tho commission to grant to each of the tracks tho dates November 8 to 18, it being the view of the commission that inasmuch as the plants are so widely apart, racing on simultaneous dates would not be objectionable, particularly at that season of the year, when there will be so many horses unoccupied elsewhere.

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