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LEXINGTONS MEETING CLOSE AT HAND. Unusual Number of Races Provided for Three -Year-Olds Exclusively. Lexington. Ky.. April 21. — The 1917 season of racing will find its lieginning in the inauguration of the Kentucky Associations spring meeting ol eleven days net Saturday afternoon. The pre; poets for great -port here and iovn the line are exceptional. There will be ■ larger number of horses fit and ready for racing at each aMlftlat than wis the case last spring and. taking lit statements of the horsemen for it. the three and four year olds represent a better collection of individuals than was on the Kentucky circuit last year. Tims far there has bee n little to expatiate upon in the disclosures made by two-year olds. As ■ whole they may average up with those of their age iii previous years, but there are so few of them thus far to work sensationally that it has bOCOOM a matter of comment. However, it ana he that the owners, especially those who winterei! in the south, have succeeded in keeping their lights under the bushel and. if that be true, numerous surprises may be in stole f..r the work watchers and the race-goers who do not watch the work-outs. li keeping with the request of the Thoroughbred Horse Associaton. made several weeks ago to all racing associations. Racing Secretary W. H. Shelley has written into the Lexington book more occupation for three-year olds exclusively, and this is of the pnapeeta for Better contests. On th. opening day be has a rue for three -year -old fillies of that age at three quarters, and another, no se barred, at one mile mid a sixteenth. After that there are a dozen other races for this age. including the Derby Trial, pane 81,888, adghl 115 paundi iiou winner of |2,888 twice allowed three paw de, maidens allowed ten pounds, one mile and a quarter, which is to he run en the ninth day— f..ui ■ lays in advance or the running of the Kentucky Derby for which it is expect** to furnish a par tial line. On the clay of the As|,l;;ncl Oiks. Thurs day. May .;. there will be two other races for three . ear oHs. both at three quarters. The 0 ik-will be at one mile and it is certain to be a real race, for the following are eligible: Koh-1-Noer, Amiga. Fruit Cake, .Mary Belle, Relieve Me Hoys. Vcriuila. Diamond, Latoaia, Norumbega, Man. I Kaeoa, Sard. Satin, llernioine. laaeOK, Katlryn Kruter. I.ourbon Lass. Saffron Chi. Claco Colorado. Star Maid. Avis. Bedtha* Sloii.-s. Katcnka. I. mile-P.. Matin. Peep a" Dawn. Old Miss, Ah.no at Last. Bearwood, Lady Kathoni. Gretcfcea B., Miladi Anne. Taxi. Leoaddia Mellon, Mhla. Ndi.i. Swan Song. Vague. .I.nial. Jocular. Snov.drifl ami Kilts. Great Racing in Kentucky This Year. "N..l.o.lv need doahl there will be great racing in Kentucky this year, and the variety that Lexington will afford will be as good as the lwst." remarked Judge Shelley yesterday. The bone* trained lore arc ready to run and tiny can fly, believe me Those folks, who are Coaateg i,,.,-,. Iioni other points in the expectation that the] are going to have it soft and easy, are going to be Mighty badly disappointed. They will certain ly have to run for what they get hoi-. The hard boots will make tin in do it as sine as vou are born." The ladies of the Brae Crass rcatoa are not going to thank the Legislature for putting that NLlMI per clay b» on the Kentucky Association, for they are geiag to have to pay pari of it. For several years Ih.y have hi en enjoying the races at fifty «iits per day. or a fraction more than seven ciiiis per rac seven race cards being ran- ternary now but thU year ih.y will be called upon to hand ovc r one dollar for each day. Thus -IOO women will pay the tax. At Loaisville .Mid Latoaia ladies for some time have 1 ■ paying one dollar, and the only way these association* can male- them carry the bulk of the tax of i50U per day at those tracks would be t.. raise their fee equal to the men. bat it is not considered that managers i:iu and Hai-him-islcr will do that. tn. .ugh they may follow the Canadian ex ample and put a tea cent per Capita tax on each patron, bill, it is argued by ini-nibcrs of the 1. is| •lure, who wanted to put a much higher tax upon the raciag aaaoetatioaa, it isnt accessary that tlie patrons In- called upon to pay any in -:e than the] now are paying, lor the associati- as, with the- exception of Doaglaa Ian. possibly, are faring exceeding! well in foe matter of annual dividends. The work of We-ty Bogaa and Waterford. two ..f th.- l.st three-year-olda in th- state, aver the I .-• * in • t . .ii track this week, i n—inandi i the attention and respect for everyone who saw them in a. lion. It is likely that John O. Whitlow will • tart We-ly liog.iu ii the first race at the meet bay. It is th,- Liaugural Hash five and a half furlongs, for three-year-olds and over and there will !»• speed to hd in the crowd that will go .in after the- 8308. laaaea p. Ross, who has been busy directing the improve mints at tin- racing grounds, harrowing the- track and trying to find stable i-o.uii for all the- horses that an- ben or Coning lure, hasnt said whether Waterford v ill ga in tiiis race-, but if the track should be muddy, it is mxt to a certainty that he- will. Faux-Col and Leo Skolny For Sale. J. O. Adkins yesterday made the aiinoum leal that Inux-Coi and bra Skolny are for sale and that he had so informed his friend and partner R. J. M..cke nzie. These two horses are fit and ready to race- and the probabilities are that it will not be many hours before they are- out of the bauds of tin- interesting Canadian, who has bad a fair measure of mreens as a trainer ol thorooghbrc as. lb- nfot said that the broodmares lb lea Barbae, Adelaide T., and Saintolat are for sal". Andrew II. Piatt is hen on a scouting expedition. He is in quest of lik.-ly two year-olds for a millionaire rubber maiiufacl urer who has decided be get together a string for racing later in the year. "1 want only developed two year oh!-," said he, "and emly the leest. I am going to t ike my time ami acted them as they show up. 1 am not looking for hot air and pedigrees. I want pedigreed horses that can show me they are then with the- goods." P.e n Levy stopped off here for a couple of days en mate franj Hot Springs to Baltfaaon ami a id out to sec- a Hue yearling filly by Hade Grace Dixon, owned b.v his friend Waldo P. .b.hnsoii ,,f Chicago, who also was her.-, saw the- filly and insured her for ,000. The annual meeting of the- mi-inbe-rs of the Thoreeuuhbi-ed Horse Association will be- held at the Pho.nix Hotel in Lexington Saturday evening mxt at fS oclock.