Growth of the Northern Circuit, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-21


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GROWTH OF THE NORTHERN CIRCUIT. The statement of finances showing how the clubs of the Northern Racing Circuit distributed last year more than a half million dollars in stakes and purses is a most striking reminder of the growth and extent of racing in this territory. And all round an increase in values may be anticipated for the coming season. The development of this circuit is perhaps the most remarkable feature of the turf in America in the period that has elapsed since Mr. David A. Boyles Lllsmere won the first race en the day of the opening of the Port Krie track. At that time the Ontario Jockey Club gave st eu days racing in the spring and none at all in the autumn. The number of horses was hardly greater than is now seen on one days program. The purses were $.:00 and the club retained the entrain. ■ money in all cases. The Queens Plate had |SM added, whereas the added money is now * Lotto. The Woodstock Plate included 00 of the clubs money just an overnight purse now instead of Vl.COB as la i year, and similar disparity existed in aM events as compared with the large amounts for which owners now compete.— Toronto Globe,

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