Spring Meeting at Lexington Begins Today: Outlook Favorable, Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-23


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SPRING MEETING AT LEXINGTON BEGINS TODAY -» ■ OUTLOOK FAVORABLE • High-Class Sport Assured for Ten Days of Racing. * King Nadi and Other Cracks in Camden Handicap, the Inaugural Feature. ♦ LEXIXGTON. Ky.. April M.— Another spring season of thoroughbred horse racing will have inauguration at the century-old Kentucky Association course here Saturday, when the first program of a meeting of ten days will be presented. The new meeting seems destined to be ushered in under ideal conditions, cool weather making remote the chances for rain and a high wind lifting the last semblance of moisture from the track which has not been in a fast condition for weeks. At sundown Friday the running ground was virtually at its best. The initial program, featuring the $:!.000 added Camden Handicap. is one that promises an abundance of interesting sport — -sport that should far exceed the demands of the thousands of eager fans who have long anticipated the return of the sport to this vicinity and sport that should well measure up to the best traditions of racing here. The Camden Handicap, which will have its seventeenth running, is given over to ten from among the three-year-olds and upward that are well conditioned for tests of speed and stamina over the distance of one mile and a sixteenth. CONCEDES WEIGHT TO ALL. King Nadi, fresh from impressive rehearsals at Churchill Downs after a brief respite following rather disappointing racing at New Orleans, will endeavor to pick up 120 pounds, an impost that makes him concede weight to all of his opponents. Old Slip was next in the estimation of the handi-capper who assigned him lit; pounds. The secondary feature, a dash over the futurity course for three-year-old fillies and titled the Bubbling Over Purse, will bring under colors some of the outstanding western eligibles for the impending renewals of the various rich Oaks. Among the acceptances for this are Mary Jane, Mary Helen, Rocky Cliff, Mix-Up, Krick, Thirteen Sixty, Acirema and others. Two-year-olds will race in two of the seven numbers, one of the fields engaging some of the most promising youngsters here and the other maiden fillies. Both races will be over the one-half mile distance. The three remaining races are for platers, the opening and closing races of the afternoon bringing out some of the better ones of this division. PLANT IX READINESS. S. S. Combs and T. S. Scott, president and general manager, respectively, of the Kentucky Association, and their assistants have expended every effort in arranging for the coming meeting and are to be congratulated for bringing t he historic old plant to a higher state of efficiency than ever before. Numerous improvements are in place and attending patrons will find the course more complete and beautiful than ever before. Messrs. Combs and Scott joined in predicting a successful meeting as interest hereabouts has been keener and more widespread than ever before and such an early but rather accurate barometer of interest as applications for reserved quarters and club memberships reflects reason for the forecast. All of the officials to have charge of the racing reported at the track today. There is no change in this department over the previous year, the following officials being engaged : T. C. Bradley, W. H. Shelley and J. J. Grady, stewards ; J. S. Wallace. N. H. McClelland and R. S. Shelley, placing judges; William Hamilton, starter: W. H. Shelley, handicapper and racing secretary ; .V H. McCelhind, clerk of the scales. The field for the first race will be called to the barrier at 2:00 oclock daily. Jack McPherson came in from Louisville to be on hand for the unloading of the division of his stable that will be campaigned here. He brought apprentice J. Dale along. A

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