Connaught Park Prepares For Racing.: Bradley Wheeler Re-engaged as Superintendent of Plant--Committee Meets Next Week., Daily Racing Form, 1917-04-07


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CONMAUCHl PARK PREPARES FOR RACING. Erah7 Wheeler Re-engaged as Supeiintendent of Plant — Committee Meets Next Week. Ottawa, Out.. April d. - The bis task of preparing oiinaiif,ht latk for this years rackaj has lieen be Kim. Bradley Wheeler, who built the track, and ho resigned two years Bfja, following a disagree-inciit with the former manager, has been re-enagid in the capacity of superintendent of the plant. The OaaantaajM lark directors aim to have their track made one of the finest in America, and Wheeler will exercise a free hand, with that end in view. The spring meeting opens June lti. by which the truck, it is expected, will be fast. The management committee of the toniiaught lark Club will meet next Tuesday night for the purpose of deciding on the purses to be offered. It is understood that there will be a general increase in keeping -with the liberal offerings at the other Canadian tracks. Secretary Boss, who has been laid tip for some time, is almost convalescent and will be able to be up and around within a week or so. He wiU. of course, continue in that capacity. Sheridan Claruc may not be available as racing secretary, and a successor will likely lie appointed at next Tuesdays meeting. The stake book is now being arranged. In connection with the investigation now before the Ontario legislature, one of the Counaught lark directors made the following statement today: "Quite a lot of talk has taken place before the provincial committee on public accounts concerning the cdiaiter sold by the Counaught Park Jockey Club to B. P. Hepburn. M. P.. and subsequently transferred to the Devonshire Park Association, the managing director of which is Grant Hugh Browne. Should the legislators, however, decide to look into the agreement governing the transfer of the Ottawa Itacing Association charter, they would, no doubt. A ascertain much to the credit of the Counaught Park W Jockey Club, that Secretary Ross and the local directors did their utmost to safeguard the best interests of clean, high -class racing."

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