Over 200 Horses At Devonshire Park.: Manager Sullivan Predicts That More than 600 Will Be on Hand for Opening Day., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-04


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OVER 200 HOUSES AT DEVONSHIRE PARK. Manager Sullivan Predicts that More than COO Will Be on Hani for Opening Day. Montreal, Qne.., May :*,. Word has been received at the local ohTke Of the Western Pacing Association, which operates IVvniishiie Care : t Windsor, Ontario, that then arc now over "JOO horses stabled at the course and more arrivals are looked for following tie close of racing at Havre de Crate. Several carloads of ho,-s"s have been arranged for from that center. The officers of the association will leave hen the end of the week to aseanse their duties at the office of the chili in Windsor. The book a most attractive one and will no doabl bring about keen competition among the horsemen raring at Bevoashln Park. Secretary Thomas .T. Dwggaa, who holds tin- con trolling stock in the association, has been eoafined to his home here for some time, but i- aro.md again aid will go to Wii|i!-...r the end of the week with the other directors. The book lecs :l distribution of ,100 daily, which is more than that given each day en the majority of the trackf on the major cir-calt iu t anada this year. The daily handicaps of ,000 sriB no dniit be attractive to the better class of hors.s which will race at Windsor, ateiloua to starting their campaign -.ii the Canadian lining Association tracks. Extra Precautions Taken Against Incendiarism. rollowing Monday night-, fire at PimlicO ran track aad that of Sanaay night at Betuaeat Park race track, entailing tin- baraiag to death of some feiiy thoroughbred racers, owners of horses new quartered at Devonshire, Tuesday, requested the management of the track to take extra precautions to safeguard the many valuable animals awaiting tie- opening of the spring meeting on May 12. Ccn-ral Manager Etalltvaa immediately employed .1 member of lu.-hi!- and tin- gtemmim of the racing plant will be patrolled day and night by armed men with order- U shoo; to kill any marauders. K, T. Cottoa, owner of the famous sprinting mar1 Pan Zarata ami tie euaaOy valuable mure Uaaovia, insured fie-." two animals fir 5,000 and many other owners took em policies oa their hones. Close to inti horses aie sheltered at Devonshire in cottage stables well bant bed. Fortunes are represented in horse flesh quartered ai Windsor and some .,f the owners WOUld be ruined wen their string- destroyed, srhieh doubtless would bappea nadl r the existing conditions there. inlets ,-i miracle is performed between now- nad May 1l racing nt Windsors third track will have to snuggle ..long Wlthoat one of tin- spoils most, dinger us yet .spectacular featssres, steeplechasing. I No Provisions Marie for Steeplechasing. One .,f the thing, neglected When Devonshire was erected last, fall vas a tour Be for hurdle races and since Here has been no ITort made to provide one, it. is nssaaaed, aaaathoritatively, bovrever, thai iirand Hugh Brow ne and his naaaciatea are satisfied to conduct flat racing exclusively. Attention that would ncffssmllj have to be given to a s, cph chase course at Devonshire, is mviahed 011 tin- track, even in its first year one of the finest and fastest i:i the whole Dominion. Track Superintendent Fred Mill-r has put in several weeks of work 011 the caane with a staff of men and he pronounces it ready for record-breaking performances. licit tiie management will be at a loss for stables to aaarter all the horses that are coming is attested by the heavy number of requests for accommodations. To guard against a shortage of stalls. Manager Frank M. Sullivan has arranged with the officials of Kenilworth. to take ran of the overflow. "We are certain of having tiOO horses at Devonshire Park, and the number might reach 800." said Manager Sullivan. "Every day a new consignment gets in and the word is passed along that Lexington, Pharisee and other points are manifesting keen tatenst in our meeting. Well have some of the best handicap horses in training here, too. and I am sun the racing will be as good at our track as any where. "

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