No Extension of Canadian Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1917-07-21


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NO EXTENSION OF CANADIAN RACING. Somebody at Windsor, Out., Tuesday started a story .to the effect that the Canadian government had relented and that the various racing associations would be permitted to hold their fall meetings in September. There is nothing to the rumor. "There will be no racing in Canada after the close of the Thorneliffe Park meeting that opens in Toronto next Saturday, and the ICenilworth track meeting that opens in Windsor next Monday," said one of tht Canadian track officials yesterday. "After August 1, betting will be illegal and will continue to be a violation of the law until the war is at an end and until six months later. "Thus if the war should end .Tune 1 next year, there would be no racing in Canada until 1919, because six months after June 1 would take the possible opening, up to December 1. "However, there is a chance that parliament will pass a new racing bill next winter. There is already talk to the effect that the law makers of the Dominion have in mind a measure that will permit racing, with certain restrictions that will not cut down the sport, but that will reduce the profits of the associations and divert more revenue to the. government treasury."

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