Kentucky Stakes Closing: Thursday, July 1, Last Day for Entries to Popular Blue Grass Fall Fixtures, Daily Racing Form, 1926-06-30


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KENTUCKY STAKES CLOSING Thursday, July 1, Last Day for Entries to Popular Blue Grass Fall Fixtures Nominations for the Kentucky Jockey dub stakes and the Batonia Championship will be due at the office of the Kentucky Jockey Club at Covington. Ky.. July 1. The indications are that the entries will be heavy and that a large number of foals of the current year, representing British. Irish. French aril German breeders, will be named with an unprecedented number from American thoroughbred nurseries. The value and merit of these now well-established American stakes is appreciated by producers the world over. Hundreds of horses of all ages are being brought overseas nowadays, instead of the comparatively few of years ago. The Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, a dash of one mile, for two-year-old colts, fillies and geldings, will be decided at Bouisville in October. 1927. The Batonia Championship a gallop of one mile and three-quarters, for three-year-olds, will be run at the beautiful Batonia course, near Covington, in September. 1928. With an added money value of 0,000. the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes should have a gross value of about 0,000 and pay its winner over 0,000. General manager Matt J. Winn of the Kentucky-Jockey Club estimates that the ninth Batonia Championship, with an added money value of 5,000. will gross about 0,000. of which the winners share will be about 0,000. The Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes is the Wests richest and most popular fixture for two-year-olds. Since Tryster took its inaugural in 1920. defeating Grey Bag and Hehave Yourself, the last named a destined Kentucky- Derby winner, renewals of it have been won by Startle, Enchantment. Wrise Counsellor, Master Charlie and Canter. Master Charlie came from overseas. The Batonia Championship, the American counterpart of the Doncaster St. Beger, Britains greatest fall stake for three-year-olds, was inaugurated in 1919. Its first winner was Mad Hatter, son of Fair Play and Madcap and one of the greatest American distance runners of the last iifteen years. Its winners since have been Cleopatra. Sporting Blood, Rockminister. In ftflbmoriam, Chilhowee and King Xadi. In Memoriam defeated Zev in 1923, a few weeks after Zev had licked the Epson Derby *inner. Papyrus, in the Westchester Racing Associations epochal 00,000 match race at Befmont [ark. When Chilhowee won in 1924, beating Mad Play and Aga Khan, he set a new American mark of 2:54% for one mile and three-quarters.

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