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. THORNCLIFFE PARK TO CHANGE HANDS Toronto, Out.. May "17.— A group of local men have secured an option on the charter and property of the Thorncliffc Baeing Ass.ciation. wlu.se course is located on the Davies farm at Leaside. The closing meeting of racing in Canada was laid at Thorncliffe last fall. The gentlemen associated with the new venture have been prominently identified with legitimate racing in this country for years and may be depended on to conduct tlie affairs of the association in a manner calculated to reflect credit on the sport. Inder the new management it is stated that Thorncliffe will become a member of the Canadian Racing Associations when racing is resumed after the war. The charter is now the property of a number of Americans. The prospective purchasers are influential representatives of the breeding industry and are ass.M-iated with the Canadian Racing Associations. Thev have decided to exercise their option anil propo-o to extend the stands, improve the lawns and t.it I the motor roads from Young street to the curse in excellent condition. No difficulty is anticipated in arranging for adequate railroad trans-IH.rtation after the war. Those who visited the Thorn.liffe course last year were surprised at the beauty of the plant and its environments.