Ready For Action At Hamilton., Daily Racing Form, 1908-09-29


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HEADY FOR ACTION AT HAMILTON Hamilton Out September 28 The fall meeting if the Hamilton Jockey Club opens tomorrow with in excellent program of seven races Secretary London has framed conditions which have brought together large and evenly balanced fields so pros oects of interesting port seem bright There are nrovided as attractions a steeplechase over the two mile course tlip Prince of Wales Handicap for hreeyearolds and over at a mile and a furlong and a race over the turf course These latter races ire very popular here and incidentally Hamilton possesses the only tnrt course In Canada and1 the Inly one on this continent outside of that at Sheeps Iiead Bay Many Improvements have been made to the iplant and everything is in readiness for thr opening All of the big stables which took part in the Woodbine Park meeting got in this morning a trainloiid of fifteencars reaching here from To ¬ ronto ubotit 12 oclock The Hamilton Jockey Club can provide accommodations for about 500 horses Inside of the grounds but the applications for stable room from owners have been so heavy that the management found it necessary to rent over 100 stalls on the outside In all there will be close o 700 horses here to take part in the meeting which is the largest number iu the history of racing at this iioiiit Every Indication points to a most suc ¬ cessful meeting meetingPractically Practically the same staff of officials that was it Woodbine Park will be at Hamilton Judges Nelson and Burke will be in the stand Joseph A Murphy will officiate as steward whilfr A B Bade will startingThe do the starting The turf course is in excellent condition The light showers that set in this morning were wel ¬ comed by Secretary Loudon Owing to the long continued dry spell he had found it necessary to keep a gaiigof men busy watering the turf but the work that lias been done on this part of the plant speaks for itself Todays rain was the first here since August 10 which is a record dry spell for this part of Ontario The track iiropcr could not lie better as was shown this morning when one of the Seagram string worked seven furlongs in 127 and another six furlongs in 118 The steeplechase divi ¬ sion is especially strong here this fall Herman Flippeu got in this morning with his string of jumpers from Jamestown and Included in his lot are some very good fencers Among them are Bell theCat Waterway and Woodside WoodsideThis This fall the horses will be called to the post at 45 which is fifteen minutes earlier than hereto ¬ fore This was found necessary on account of seven races being given dally Jockey Dave Nlcol who left for Louisville Saturday night will return by Wed ¬ nesday and it is just possible that V Powers will also be here the latter part of the week The field here is very fast and the jumps not near as stiff as those at Woodbine Park which means that horses that failed to finish at the Toronto track will show vast improvement here The course here is more picturesque than that at Woodbine Park and arouses much more enthusiasm than do the steeplechases there

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