Kenilworth Owners Ambitious: Plan Good Stakes for Fall Meeting and Other Features for First-Class Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-09


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KENILW0RTH OWNERS AMBITIOUS. Plan Good Stakes for Fall Meeting and Other Features for First -Class Sport. Toronto. Ont.. Jan. 8. — A. M. Orpen. manager of the Kenilworth Racing Association, said today that a meeting of his association would be held soon to map out a policy for the coming racing season, wliich will be in coin pie to harmony with that of the other members of the Canadian Racing Associations. The Kenilworth people are delighted to have been taken into the circuit and allotted dates, and Mr. Orpen promises that the two meetings of his club at AAinil-sor will be on the same high plane that obtains at the other racing centers. The dates following the second meeting of the AAindsor Jockey Club and the autumn meeting at AVoodbine are highly satisfactory to Kenilworth. and some rich stakes will be put on that will attract the best horses in the country. Mr. George Davies, executor and repnsentative of the Davies Estate, which owns the Thorncliffe Farm and the charter of the Thorncliffe Racing and Breeding Association, said that the affairs of the proposed new track on their property had not advanced far enough to be concerned al out racing dates, and that consequently it was no matter of surprise to him that Thorncliffe had not been included in the t anadian circuit list of fixtures. He says that as the matter now stands the Davies Estate has agreed to sign a lease for ten years of the Thorncliffe property and charter to J. S. Ber-gcr of Chicago, who is expected to return here next week to organize a company to contract and operate the track. Mr. Berger has not sign-d as yet, but expects to interest Canadian capital in the project. The lease is subject to certain stipulations laid down by the estate.

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