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1 , 1 i I t 1 » -, » 1 I II I "1 7, 4 0 0 0 0 1! 0 0 RACING IN ITS BEST FORM. The historic Woodbine — Unproved by a aaaamna .grandstand will. from all Indications, have- a meeting worthy e.f its heat traditions, flu- setting provided for the tests . t" speoel. stamina, courage ami ira. lability in thoroughbreds is a matter of prieb- with patrons of the world-old and world-wide spe.rt. Ontario lias fostered wisely ami well the breeding of thoauughsaed bmata. The paawix of American stables at ..in- race- tracks s.-rve-s t -n- courage and stimulate hreeelers to further-improve their animals. And the horse never had a firmer hold on the- public of all classes. After one has enthused over . tin- latest mode-Is of air. water, or land speeding . machines, tin- horae re-funs supreme. v,U»h tells; ! he is the best frionel of man; tin- nioelel that never ge -s enit e.f date. He is a link of the- sjieeie-s whose- . development has been achieved by patient anel in- . telligent effort. His triumphs, even his defeats. arouse more enthusiasm and sympathetic response 1 than any marvel of mechanical ingenuity can com- - 111:111.1. Horse rnehmg, popular in leading countries, appi ala particularly to aaaglhm ami Celtic people, ami 1 e-e-ines to us as an institution considered by many to be of national inipeutane e. This great outdoor I recreation, ealculate-d to develop thoroughbred horae • raising, is frequently denounced as an incentive te. gimbling. The Installation e.t pari inutuel machines s ;el Woodbine was a move te minimize- the betting evil, and in keeping with the inethoel adopted on II many leading tracks of the United States ami 1 E at ope. It is not too much to expect that, if f 1 1 left in the- hands of men who nueb-rslaml the | "• lie. 11. all criticism may disappear ami the objections of racing opponents e-e-ase-. The Ontario Jockey club has been conducted no the highest possible plane by the- leading eitize-ns of tin- community ami enje.ys ami deserves the confl deuce e.r the general public. Toronto star.