Latest Turf Notes From Lexington, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-29


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Latest Turf Notes From Lexington LEXINGTON. Ky., April 28. Phil T. Chinn has secured the services of apprentice Erickson, who hails from the West. R. H. Anderson and Thomas Piatt were the honorary stewards assisting C. W. Hay in the stewards stand this afternoon. Hal Price Headley has decided on starting Chacolet in the Dixie Handicap and will ship her to Pimlico tomorrow. J. S. Wallace reported that his mare Rora had foaled a colt by Jack Hare Jr. and that Vision also had foaled a colt by Under Fire. Goodloe McDowell, who will serve as patrol judge on New York tracks, departed Sunday for New York to be on hand for the opening of the racing season Tuesday at Jamaica. The horses owned by John Hertz will be shipped to Louisville just before the close of the racing here. They will be stabled at Churchill Downs. The annual meeting of the Thoroughbred Horse Association will be held in the Palm Room at the Phoenix Hotel Wednesday evening next at 8 oclock. Thomas Coombs, Folk l-affoon, Charles Middleton, W. I. Kohn and G. M. Senff. members of the Kentucky State Racing Commission, were in attendance. Secretary W. S. Sherwood of the commission was also on hand. S. N. Holman was busily engaged in missionary work among the horsemen today in behalf of his Maple Heights meeting. Stake blanks were distributed and stall space allotted. Mr. Holman expects that the Maple Heights racing this spring will be the banner meeting held on the Cleveland, Ohio, track. A big delegation of Chicagoans were here for the opening and included Aldermen Crowe and Kossner. J. Byrne, well-known contractor, was also in the delegation and James L. Martin. The latter was the guest of Senator Thomas Coomts, chairman of the Racing Commission. * Jockey Walter Lilley has been engaged to ride for Mose Goldblatt this year. Jockey Ivan Parke is also attached to the Goldblatt stable and will pilot the horses Goldblatt has for Harry Payne Whitney. It is rumored :that Parke may be called east shortly to ride, the horses under trainer James Rowes care. Matt J. Winn, Charles F. Price and Andrew S. Vennie came over from Louisville to attend the opening. Mr. Winn spoke enthusiastically of prospects for a brilliant meeting at Churchill Downs this spring. Mr. Winn also stated that rapid progress was being made with the extensive improvements instituted at the Downs and that everything would be completed long before the opening. May 10. Expressions of regret were voiced when it became known that Dan T. Murray, well known all over the country, had died Sunday morning in a Chicago hospital. Mr. Murray had for a long time been connected with the establishment of Bentley and Murray, but prior had been a turf correspondent and form chart compiler, representing during his activity some of the leading newspapers in this country.

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