Much Enthusiasm at Montreal.: New Racing Organization Elects Officials for 1907-Racing Will Begin About June 1., Daily Racing Form, 1907-01-31


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I I i I l c t i i i i i t i i ■ • ■ MUCH ENTHUSIASM AT MONTREAL. 1 New Racing Organization Elects Officials for 1907 — Racing Will Begin About June 1. Montreal. Que.. January :!». — The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Montreal Jockey Club held here today was an object lesson in international harmony. It was about as smooth a meeting as ever was held and not a propsatttaa was laid down during the afternoon that was not carried utiaii-hsously. When this club was formed and stock subscriptions invited from horsemen all over America there were doubters who thought that the components would not mix well; that they would t o strange to .me another, but this was disproved dav. Coming from all qaarters, King Horse was I tin magnet which kept them in unison. t The oltieials of last year were reelected, with I -":i additions o tin- directorate, making the list I tor 1907 as follows: President, Sir H. Montague a a Allan: vie, presidents, W. P. Biggs, of Baltimore, ■ and Mr. Justice BobidOBX, of Montreal; directors. I John Boden, Br., New York; Welton C. Percy. New 1 York; Dr. Charles McEachrah, Montreal; Sir H. f Montague Allan. Colin C. Campbell. Hon. J. P. B. tin, A. B. Ogllvle, Harriett .McLennan. Mr. v Justice Bobldouz, Hugh Patoa, Montreal, ami VY. 1. ■ Biggs, ot Baltimore. Tin- old executive committee wis reappointed ■ consisting of John Badea, Sir H. Montague Allan. 1 James Carrnrhers, W. C. Percy and Colin Campbell. John F. Ryan was reelected general manager and William Korthey was eh. -en secretary. ! Sir Montague Ainu, who presided, presented a very favorable report from the directors which was unani- i. cash passed. Followtog the second circuit plan it mas decided to hold the first race meeting in June. the new club ri llinar in the gap between the close ■t Toronto and the opening at Kenilworth Park, Buffalo, the latter racing association having kindly decided to start two weeks later tfcan last year, so as ti give Montreal a chance. The exact date of opening will be named by the executive committee in I tow days. It will lie OB Saturday. June 1. or on the following Monday or Tuesday and will be of ran I • - . It Itw ca.s *d ivafloii. During the meeting today there was jrrent en-tfausiasm. American visitors who spent the morning looking over the big new racing plant were very much pleased. The whole of eastern Canada is with the new club ami the opening in June will be a memorable one.

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