Many Horses for Kempton Meeting: Nearly Two Hundred Thoroughbreds Are Now Stabled at the Laprairie Course, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-11


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MANY HORSES FOR KEMPTON MEETING Nearly Two Hundred Thoroughbreds Are Now Stabled at the Laprairie Course. Montreal, Que., August 10. With something like two hundred horses already at the track, there will be no shortage of ierforiners to make up the fields for the thirty-day meeting whicli starts across the river on Saturday. Once the success of the meeting has been assured, many other owners, who are now resting their charge hereabouts after the Canadian campaign, are expected to send their steeds across. Sam Holman, manager of the Kempton course, is the least concerned of anyone in the city, possibly, as to how wagering is to be carried out at the Laprairie track on Saturday. "The track will have no part in any betting there may be," said Manager Holman. "The government has said No organized betting, and the track management of Laprairie will tolerate no infraction of the law. We intend to keep strictly within the law tIioughout. Of course, if one mail wants to go to another, and make a wager on the out come of any race, thats their own business, and none of ours. We have asked a government inspector to be present, and we do not hink he will allow the law to be broken." In other ways than as regards betting, the meeting which opens Saturday will be unique in Canadian racing history. For one tiling, it is planned to run but five races a day. This will come as a relief to Montreals myriad race fans, for it has been the custom of local indenendent tracks to run to the full measure of the law and stage seven races daily in the present season, while in other years as many as nine have been hustled bit in a single day. At Kempton Park there will be but five, enabling the fans to return to the city by fire oclock at the latest. I

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