Breeders Futurity Draws Total of 149 Eligibles, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-20


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Breeders Futurity Draws Total of 149 Eligibles LEXINGTON, Ky., June 19.— W. T. Bishop, general manager at Keeneland, reported that the 1951 Breeders Futurity, to be run at the fall meeting, closed with 149 eligibles, the greatest number in the history of the stake, first run in 1910. Nominations represent an increase of 30 per cent over average and, while the list is not yet available, Bishop stated that representation included most of the top stables of the country. Nominators to the Breeders Futurity were notified that the fixture had been increased in value from the advertised 0,-000 to 0,0007 Provision was made to divide the race at the discretion of the management and racing secretary, in which case each division would carry an added value of not less than 5,000. Changed also was the division of the purse to- be divided 65 per cent to the winner, 20 to the second horse, 10 third and 5 fourth. The previous division had been 70, 20, 10 and fourth horse to save stakes. Notice was given that the management reserved the right to change other stakes in a similar manner. With the horse colony at Keeneland now at its lowest number, Bishop is utilizing the time to prepare the barns, shrubbery and grass for the summer sale of yearlings beginning July 30.

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