Kentucky Racing Dates: Lexington to Open September 14 with Seven Days Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-17


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KENTUCKY RACING DATES. LEXINGTON TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 14 WITH SEVEN DAYS MEETING. Latonia to Follow with Twenty Days Louisville Dates Yet to Be Fixed Action of the Commission. .j Lexington, Ky., August 10. At the meeting of the Kentucky State Bacing Commission here today, dates for fall racing at the local track and at Batouia were allotted and the announcement was made that dates for Louisville to follow Batonia would be fixed at a future meeting of the Commission. The Lexington meeting will open Saturday, September 14, and continue seven days, closing on September 21. The Batonia meeting will open Monday, September 25 and continue twenty days, closing on Tuesday, October 15. The Commission, adhering to its policy of curtailment, cut four days from the Batonia schedule as arranged at the conference of track "representatives held here August S. Batonia wanted twenty-four days and fixed Saturday, October 10 as the closing day. The schedule called for eighteen days for Louisville, beginning Monday, October 21, and closing Saturday, November 9. In so far as can be learned, it is the idea of the commission to give Louisville fifteen days Immediately following Batonia, and it is likely that the meeting will open Thursday, October 17 and close Saturday, November 2. Messrs. Chinn, Young and des Cognets were the only members of the comnilsison present today. The absence of Mr. Grainger, who is also the president of the New Louisville Jockey Club, caused the comniislson to delay action on the dates for Louisville. Colonel E. F. Clay, while improving at his home in Bourbon county, was not well enough to attend the meeting, and no action was taken on his proposed rule prohibiting horse owners from making books or being interested in !ookmaklng on a track iu this state where their horses are running. The next meeting of the commission will be held here September 11, when it is understood that the Louisville dates will be fixed and likewise a decision will be given in the appealed case of jockpy T. Taylor, who was suspended at Latonia July 0 for a bad ride on Barnsdale. The Taylor case was heard today and action deferred.

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