Steeplechase Course Will Be Ready.: Jumping Races to Be Given a Place on the Connaught Park Jockey Clubs Fall Program., Daily Racing Form, 1913-07-29


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STEEPLECHASE COURSE WILL BE READY Jumping Races to Be Given a Place on the Con naught Park Jockey Clubs Fall Program Ottawa Out July 2S Manager Albert Roorback of the Connaught Park Jockey Club is immensely pleased with the progress that has been made In the construction of the steeplechase course at Con naught park He announced today that there is no longer any question as to the readiness of the course for steeplechasing during the fall meeting of the club and accordingly an effort will be made to make this picturesque side of racing an attractive feature of the coming meeting It is expected that steeplechasing will particularly appeal to the local society folks who patronized the inaugural meeting here last spring so liberally Manager liberallyManager Rohrback expects to have the steeple ¬ chase course in condition for the schooling of horses by August 15 which will be nearly two weeks before the date for the opening of the clubs second meeting The new course has already been seeded throughout and at present the homestretch from the quarter post to the seveneighths post around the first turn is perfectly green The backstretch Is rapidly attaining tho same condition The addition of the course through the field will greatly enhance the at ¬ tractiveness of the enclosure already pronounced one of the most beautiful in Canada An effort will ixi made to obtain the shipment of jumpers from Sara ¬ toga at the close of that meeting to reinforce the ranks of those that may be racing in Canada at that time timeThe The main track lias been kept in prime condition since the close of the spring meeting Only a day 4 r two ago one of the horses that has been quar ¬ tered here during the summer worked a mile in l42 The course probably will be faster for the second meeting than it was for tho first firstReservations Reservations for stabling accomodations during the fall meeting have already been made for the horses of Rol et Davies Amos Turney Mrs L A Liv ¬ ingston and others equally prominent in Canadian racing racingThe The people of this locality have not yet got through discussing the racing of last spring and it is safe to predict that next months meeting will be the most successful ever conducted In Canada by a racing organization of equal age

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