Thorncliffe Opens Today: Many Improvements Made at the Picturesque Leaside Track-Banner Meeting Forecast, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-16


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THORNCLIFFE OPENS TODAY Many Improvements Made at the Picturesque Leaside Track Banner Meeting Forecast. TORONTO, Out., September 15. The seven-day autumn meeting of the Thorncliffe Park Racing and Breeding Association will begin on Friday at the picturesque track at Leaside. Quite a number of horses are stabled at the course, a few of the owners being: C. T. Wortliington, Joe McTigue, A. C. Niehaus, Snyder and Holmes. P. Leydecker, J. Atkinson, A. Swcnke, W. C. Weant, C. Pons, J. Heard, Howard Oots. D. C. Fountain, W. Ixmch-heim. W. Ryan, C. T. Wilson, J. Burtschell, J. Adkins, C. Murray, J. Murphy, J. B. Dunn and 11. Woods. Owing to daylight saving times expiring in Toronto on Thursday, September 15, racing at Thorncliffe will begin at - oclock each day. Two special trains will be run each day from North Toronto, while the price of admission will be the same as at the spring meeting. Quite a number of improvements have been made at the course. The front lawn has been elevated and divided into six different terraces, starting with the entrance out of the mutucl shed, which has been rnised possibly two feet. From there down to the fence are half a dozen terraces, each dropping about eight inches lower than the one behind it. Since the spring meeting the association lias been working on the various improvements and at one time had twenty-five men and twenty teams working on the track. The latter has been raised three feet higher ami is graded well to give a good drainage. Soil from the infield was put on the track and. according to the dockers, the track is now fully two seconds faster than it ever was before, while horsemen stabled at the course predict that, it will eventually become one of the fastest tracks in Canada. In addition to grading the track, both the inner and outside fences have been lowered, thus giving the patrons a better view of the races all the way around the course. The big mutuel Iward in the infield has been installed at the sixteenth post, while the clubhouse railing in the mutuel shed has been done away with. This will.serve to stop any blockades from the lawn into the mutuel shed. President Scott Griffin and secretary F. S. Livingston expect a banner meeting, and every: indication points to most successful racing.

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