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_ f - o s - - of f I ; . - - i ; * ; f . -i s , j jj II ■ ILLINOIS TURF MEETING License Committee Passes on Applications — Stock Increase To Be Voted on Today. The license committee of the Illinois Turf Association met Monday in the office of the association to pass upon the numerous ap- plications of trainers and jockeys desirous l of plying their vocation on Illinois courses this season. The committee, comprising Charles F. Price, Joseph A. Murphy. Martin Nathanson, i J. B. Campbell, C. VV. Hay, Thomas C. Mc-t ■ Dowell and Charles Bidwill, secretary, put in a busy all-day session going over the huge , list of applications, and their labors will be ■ submitted to the Illinois Turf Association for ratification. The stockholders of the American Turf Association will meet today to vote on the - stock increase from ,000,000 to 3,000,000. ■ The proposition already has the indorsement of the American Turf Association directors and it is expected that the increase will be ■ voted favorably. C. Bruce Head, general manager of the Fairmount Jockey Club, was an arrival in 1 Chicago today to be on hand for the meeting of the American Turf Association Tuesday. • He stated that work on the proposed new ; track in East St. Louis was progressing favorably, and that when completed it would compare with the best in the country. Mr. • Head was optimistic concerning the coming meeting at Fairmount Park and stated that the entry list to the various stakes was a 1 record one and an augury that the meeting, which begins May 26, will be the banner r one in the history of the track. The Fair- mount Park Derby is particularly promising, • and numbers among its possible starters all the outstanding three-year-olds in the coun-n " try. The Fairmount Park Derby this year will have its decision on June 2. Col. Matt J. Winn was among the recent • arrivals from New York. He stated that the s demand for Kentucky Derby reservations was in excess of previous seasons and that 150 ■ additional boxes had been completed recently f at Churchill Downs. "Everything going fine e in a racing way," said Colonel Winn, "and it should be a great year for the sport every-e " where." Colonel Winns recent visit to the e East was to approve the plans of the new i proposed grandstand for Iaurel Park.