Kentucky 1924 Dates: Racing Commission Approves Schedule Agreed Upon, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-30


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KENTUCKY 1924 DATES Racing Commission Approves Schedule Agreed Upon. Officials for Various Tracks An nounced and Other Turf Business Transacted. . LEXINGTON, Ky., March 29. The new Kentucky State Racing Commission held its Initial meeting here this morning at 11 :30 and organized by electing former state senator Thomas A. Combs to be chairman ; Polls Lafoon, of Covington, to be vice-chairman, and W. S. Sherwood, of Lexington not a member of the commission, to be secretary. The other three members of the commission, Messrs. Gemmill B. Sennf, of Mt. Sterling, and "Walter I. Kohn and Charles Middleton, of Louisville, also were present. License to hold race meetings during the year 1924 were granted the Kentucky Association for the Lexington Track ; the Kentucky Jockey Club for the Louisville Churchill Downs and Latonia tracks, and the Tri-State Fair and Racing Association for Raceland, the new track near Ashland. No application for a license for Dade Parle at Henderson was made. Racing dates were granted as follows: Lexington Saturday, April 26 to Wednesday, May 7, 10 days. Louisville Saturday, May 10 to Saturday, May 31, 19 days. Latonia Tuesday, June 3 to Saturday, July 5, 30 days. Raceland Thursday, July 10 to Saturday, August 2, 21 days. "-The- licensed organizations -submitteandlis:3-of officials for the commissions approval and upon motion of Mr. Laffoon, it was voted that the lists would be considered in executive session to be held at the conclusion ot the open session. A. B. HANCOCKS DENIAL. A. B. Hancock, of Paris, appeared before the commission and entered denial of statements attributed to him in criticism of the Kentucky racing officials of last year, as published in a recent issue of Collyers Eye. Wallace Muir, attorney, of Lexington, appeared and requested that a hearing before the commission be granted to jockey W. Kel-say and owner C. T. Worthington, and that pending the hearing Kelsay be granted permission to exercise horses. Upon motion action was deferred to the executive session. Senator Camden, as retiring chairman oC . the former commission, presented the audit I of the books of the commission and stated that the audit had shown the report of retiring secretary E. G. Stoll, to be correct. The audit was accepted. John B. McLaughlin was re-elected supervisor of pari-mutuels and L. G. Thiesen, oC i Louisville, was elected telegraph censor. He previously has filled this place. The commission then went into executive session and in a short while adjourned for luncheon, saying that they would take up their work again during the afternoon. The following is the list of the racing: officials: Kentucky Association at Lexington. Steward C. W. Hay. Placing judges W. H. Shelley, J. S. Wallace and N. H. McClelland. Starters William Hamilton and William. Snyder. Handicappers William H. Shelley, J. S Wallace and C. W. Hay. Clerk of the scales N. H. McClelland. Racing secretary William H. Shelley. Paddock judge Dr. J. T. Chawk. Timer S. K. Hughes. Patrol judge Brownell Berryman. ff. Kentucky Jockey Club, at Churchill Downs and Latonia. Stewards Charles R Price, S. C. Nuckols, C. W. Hay and Elijah Hogg. I Placing judges J. S. AVallace, N. H. Mc- Clelland-and E. B. Webb.-I Handicappers Charles Price and J. S. 1 Wallace. Racing secretary J. S. Wallace. Clerk of the scales N. II. McClelland. Paddock judge J. T. Chawk. Timers S. K. Hughes and W. N. Potts. Patrol judge William Phillips. Starters William Hamilton and William. , Snyder. Tri-State Fair and Racing Association at Ashland, Ky. Stewards John T. Ireland, C. W. Hay and Brownell Berryman. Placing judges William II. Shelley, J. S. Wallace and N. II. McClelland. Racing secretary William IT. Shelley. Handicappers William II. Shelley, C. W. Hay and J. S. Wallace. Cleric of scales N. H. McClelland. ! Starters William Hamilton and William . Snyder. Paddock judge and veterinarian Dr. Cornelius Cann. Timer S. K. Hughes. Patrol judge William Phillips. Permission was granted the Kentucky Aa- Continued on eighth page. KENTUCKY 1924 DATES Continued from first pace. ciation of Lexington, to have one paid or stipendary steward and to select the other two stewards from a list of breeders, horsemen and businessmen, men who will serve without compensation. This is a return to tho practice in vogue prior to 1918. The reason for this is that the Lexington track last year found it necessary to curtail expenses in every possible direction. The commission granted the request of Wallace Muir, attorney, for a hearing of the cases of C. T. Worthington and jockey W. Kelsay on a date to be fixed by the chairman. Senator Combs stated that the next meeting of the commisison probably will be Friday, April 25, at which time the hearing will be had. In the meanwhile jockey Kelsay is granted permission to exercise horses, as is also jockey Walter Taylor. Messrs. Charles F. Price, S. C. Nuckols and C. W. Hay were appointed a license committee to pass upon applications ol trainers and jockeys and apprentices and make recommendations of approval or disapproval to the commission. The Kentucky Jockey Club was instructed to accept entries made by Guy C. Bedwell in the name of the Kenton Stable. Colonel E. R. Bradley was extended an invitation to come before the commission at its next meeting and explain the steel caps he is introducing from Australia for jockeys. Elijah Hogg, the new steward for the Kentucky Jockey Club, is a prominent lawyer at Morehead and is a friend and neighbor of Governor William Jason Fields. The commission adjourned to meet subject to the call of chairman Combs.

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