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WESTERN RACING ASSOCIATION BOOKS OPEN. "Ready for Inspection by Government Officers at Any Time." Says Secretary. Montreal Que., April 10. — In speaking of the promised haveotigntioa into tin- racing charters of Untario this smiime: by the Ontarion government. Secretary Thomas .1. Dnggan of the Western Racing Ass M-iatioii. who operated Devonshire Park at Winder said: "Oar books are open at any time for inspection bj the government officials. There is only one American st rbheMrr in the Western Eaciag As. sociatioii. that being Grant Hugh Browne, of New York City. Seven eighths of the stock is held by Canadians and three-quarters of it by business men of .l mtreal." Prom the list of the shareholders open for inspection, those interested in Bevonahire Park are all well known business men. none of them depending en racing for a living. The Montreal owners Include OBS or tWO merchants ::s Well as brokers and real estate men. Mr. Daggnn is the largest stockholder, owning tin- controlling stock in the association. Mr. Dnggan also staled that the assoeiati m was making every effort to encourage the breeding of thoroughbreds in Canada and to furnish the cleanest kind of ra ing. The association has made a Substantia] increase in purses for tiiis sen son, which is shown by those announced for the spring meeting from Saturday. May VI to If. The racing will tie governed by the rules of the Canadian Eaejng Associations, while fie stewards will recognize the rulings of the three governing bodies, the Canadian it. icing Associations, tiie Kentucky State Racing Commission am! the New fork Jockey Club, and will not allow two-year olds Which were raced previous to the first of April to start at the me. ting at Devonshire Park. There will be no scarcity of roc lag material, as applications for stabling have already been received at the Montreal office to assure good fields competing tor the valuable purses.