British Columbia Dates: Schedule of Thirty-Five Days Arranged from July 1 to Sept 5, Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-13


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BRITISH COLUMBIA DATES 1 » Schedule of Thirty-Five Days Arranged From July 1 to Sept. 5 ♦ Lansdowne Park and Brighouse Park to Hold Two Meetings — One at Hastings Park — No Parse Less Than $.100. VANCOUVER, B. C. April 12.— The racing schedule of 1!»27 in British Columbia embraces thirty-five days of racing. The season will open on Dominion Day, July 1, and end on Labor Day, September B. The first meeting will be held at Lans-downe Park from July 1 to July 8, under the jurisdiction of the West Coast Jockey Club. Lansdowne Park is a mile track, seven miles from Vancouver. It has a large, commodious grandstand and clubhouse, ample stable room and electric railway service to the track. After an interval of a week the racing scene will shift to Hastings Park, where seven days of sport will be conducted, from July 1 ; to July 2:!. inclusive. Hastings Park is situated at the Vancouver Fxhibition Crounds, within the city limits, served by street car lines. It is a half-mile course in excellent condition, with modern concrete grandstand and plenty of stabling accommodations. Brighouse Park, formerly Minoru Park, which was built in l! 0!t, will entertain the racing devotees from July 30 to August 6, inclusive. This is a mile track, situated on the same and within a half-mile of Lans-downe Park. A modern grandstand, clubhouse and jockeys quarters are found here, while the track itself is the fastest in British Columbia. The schedule then calls for a return to Lansdowne Park, on August 20, and after continuing there until August 27, there will be one days interval before the sport will be resumed at Brighouse Park for a second meeting of seven days, from August 29 to September o. A total of 40,000 in purses, with a daily average of over ,000, and no purse less than 00, will be offered on this circuit. Arthur D. McKnight has been appointed starter on all the tracks, while the veteran and experienced Robert F. Leighton is racing secretary. «.

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