No Government Opposition Probable: Attorney-General Says Any Action Against Thorncliffe Meeting Likely to Fail, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-21


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- NO GOVERNMENT OPPOSITION PROBABLE. Attorney-General Says Any Action Against Thorn -cliffo Meeting Likely to Fail. Toronto, Ont., July 20. Hon. I. 15. Lucas, attorney-general of Ontario, said yesterday afternoon that any prosecution of the Thorneliffe Park Racing Association, which might be attempted by the government, should the association proceed with its race meeting on Saturday without a license from the provincial government, would probably end I" failure. "The treasury has not accepted the money for the racing license," said Sir. Lucus, "and cannot say what, if any action can be taken by this department that would be effective. At this moment it seems that any prosecution would be a failure." This is taken to mean that the government will allow the meeting to proceed as scheduled. Manager John S. Berger says everything is in readiness for the meeting beginning tomorrow and Is confident that when the late arrivals from Windsor and other points reach here, that close to 700 horses will be available for racing. "A meeting of the horsemen with stables now Sit Windsor, held a meeting recently," said Mr. Berger, "and went on record as bring in favor of .racing at Thorneliffe, and promised their support, regardless of the decision of tin? Thoroughbred Horsemens Association. There "were over fifty in attendance at the meeting. This alone assures us that we Will have some of the best horses in training at our track."

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