Montrealers Become Owners, Daily Racing Form, 1906-08-10


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MONTREALERS BECOME OWNERS. Saratoga, N. Y., August 9. Among the most recent and desirable recruits to the turf are some of Montreals most prominent business men. Barton McLennan, whose colors dark blue and yellow cross sashes were carried Tuesday by Agent and by Belligerent, is a member of the Montreal Hunt. He is president of the Montreal Transportation Company. W. W. Oglhie, whose colors have also been seen here. Is of the famous Ogiiive Milling Company, one of the largest In the world. He is also a member of the Montreal Hunt. George R. Hooper is another well-known Montrealer who has recently become an owner and these are sure to be followed by young men of equal caliber, for Montreal has the" turf fever badly and the sight of a fine new racing plant going up has awakened such a keen interest In the thoroughbred that the city will soon be a worthy rival of Toronto as a turf-loving center. James Carrutliers, who is probably the best known turfman from Montreal and who is here, says that his stallion, the Rayon dOr horse Kilogram, has served twenty mares this season in Montreal. "They are all trying to breed a candidate for the Queens Plate, which will be one of the features of the Montreal Jockey Clubs meetings," said he, today. "Good mares are being shipped up there and a great improvement in the breed of horses- in eastern Canada is bound to Ik; the result." Mr. Carruthers says that there are now over 300 men at work on the track and buildings, and that the first shipment of steel for the grandstand lias arrived. All the other buildings, are Hearing completion. ,

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