Lexington Opens Today: Horses Plentiful and Prospects Excellent for Successful Autumn Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-16


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LEXINGTON OPENS TODAY Horses Plentiful and Prospects Excellent for Successful Autumn Meeting. LEXINGTON, Ky., September 15. The coming fall meeting of ten. days, which opens here tomorrow, promises to be -the best in the history -of the Kentucky Jockey Club. Resident manager Thomas C. Bradley has every department ready to function and has beautified the clubhouse lawns and infield with late floral decorations that add to the natural beauty of the surroundinga. The track, under the supervision of John Keegan, is in the best of condition and records may be smashed, in one or more of the races carded. The largest number of horses that ever gathered at the Blue Grass track is here to contest for the purses and stable room inside the track is at. a premium. The city is fast filling up with strangers, assuring a large attendance for the opening day. The program arranged by secretary Shelley is an attractive one, with the Phoenix Hotel Handicao as the feature offering. The purso for this race is ,400 and it is for three-year-olds and over at a mile and seventy yards. The field, while small numerically, is one of exceptionally good class. J. F. Kel-leys Chatterton. winner of the Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs, carries top weight of 115 pounds, with John Finn, the G. F. Baker representative, weighted the lightest w.ith 103. Montfort Jones Rouleau was alloted 105 and Desha Breckinridges Lady Madcap 110. All of the prominent riders in the older division are on hand for the meeting, including Mack Garner, Earl Pool, Bert Kennedy, J. D. Mooney, E. Scobie and others of well-known riding ability who will accept mounts at the meeting. Johnny Owens and Willie Pool are the most prominent among the apprentice riders here. The same officials that served during the Churchill Downs meeting will officiate here.

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