Latest Turf Notes From Lexington, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-08


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Latest Turf Notes From Lexington LEXINGTON, Ky., May 7. William L. Hodges has heen appointed authorized agent for the stable of Gecrge Starr. Charles McCarthy sold Sister Josella to C. B. Shater on private terms. She will be shipped to Maple Heights. The extensive stable of P. T. fhinn, in charge of C. E. Patterson, was transferred to Churchill Downs this morning. There will be several departures for Maple Heights tomorrow for the spring meeting to be held there shortly. Dr. Marius Johnstone and E. B. Webb, who Will serve as placing judge at Churchill Downs and Latonia. were the honorary stewards serving this afternoon. The stewards refrained from punishing jockey Stutts, who had the mount on Cream Puff, holding to the belief that the filly swerved and that the interference to Ocean Current was not intentional. Thibodaux. winner of the 1922 Latonia Derby and which fell lame aft-r the race, is back In training and is going soundly. Will Perkins, his trainer, believes the horse will be ready to start at the Latonia meeting. Altawood and others that G. H. Kt one has under his management will be shipped to Louisville tomorrow. Altawood is regarded as one of the more certain starters in the Kentucky Jubilee Derby. Jockey Mack Garner will depart for Pim-lico from Louisville Saturday night to be on band at the Maryland track to ride Wise Counsellor in the rich Preakness Stakes. Ha will return to Louisville immediately after the race is decided. The exodus for Louisville became general today. All trains including the "Rlrod Special" carried capacity crowds. Many motored to the Falls City though the road was reported not in the best condition on account of the detour entailed through the closing of the Shell.v ville-Louisvillo pike now undergoing extensive repairs. Commenting on the mooting just term- j mated, general manager Thomas c. Bradley : f;aid : "The meeting has come up to expectations in every particular and would have exceed. d our expectations had the weather been more stable during the earlier periods, With good weather came a generous patronage and it increased surprisingly in the closing days. The linaniial returns were better than on days paralh-ling last spring. The racing has been good and. judging by tho many expressions of good will from our patrons, our efforts to provi.l.- the best there if; in racing and maintain it on a high plan-: has been appreciated." President Sewell Combs also voiced expressions of satisfaction with the results achieved.

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