Racing at Toledo Today: Everthing Ready for Eleven Days Meeting-Total of 4,300 in Purses Offered, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-20


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RACING AT TOLEDO TODAY Everthing Ready for Eleven Days Meeting Total of 4,300 in Purses Offered. TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 19, With every stall on the grounds occupied, everything is in readiness for the opening of the eleven days meeting at Fort Miami tomorrow afternoon, when a well balanced card of seven races, including the ,000 Fort Miami Inaugural Purse, will be offered for the approval of racing fans of this community who have not had the opportunity of witnessing thoroughbred racing over the local course since the fall of 1922. Local interest in the meeting, which is being conducted under the auspices of the Lucas County Agricultural Society, has become extremely keen, indicating that the sport will enjoy a successful reign at the local course. As a result of the liberal offering of purses which totals 4,300 for the eleven days and the ideal appointments of the local course, horse owners have displayed unusual interest in the affair. In fact officials in charge were recently compelled to send out notice to horsemen throughout the country, warning them not to ship unless they had been assured of stable accommodations at Fort Miami. In addition to a carload of thoroughbreds from Montreal, three cars from Huntington, one from Windsor, one from. Maple Heights, the colony was considerable augmented Sunday with the arrival of a special train of fifteen cars from Northampton Park, the recently constructed racing plant located between Akron and Cleveland, Ohio.

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