Toronto Ready for Its Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-10


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TORONTO READY FOR ITS MEETING. Toronto, Out., September !. On Saturday next the autumn meeting of the Ontario Jockey Club will commence at Woodbine Park and it is doubtful if in all the history of this most successful club any previous meeting held out so much promise of a week of excellent sport. The stakes which carry a very liberal amount of added money resulted in an entry of over three hundred, and the substantial sums which are added to the overnight events possess attractions sullicient both on the Hat and crosscountry, to suit the most exacting of the Ontario Jockey Clubs patrons. A visit to Woodbine Park showed everything at Torontos famous race course in apple pie order. The paddock and splendid lawns cannot, be beaten with their mass of lowers; the steeplechase course, the jumps of which are newly brushed, is in beautiful order. Witli the gigantic bowling lawn and polo lield, the newly sown grass on the latter especially Itenefited by the recent rains, presenting an ideal picture which never fails to attract visitors in such numbers to Toronto. The stables which now number some five hundred boxes, are rapidly tilling up the huge block at the west end of the track, are all occupied, the long rows of barns at the east end only remaining for all the horses which will arrive this week from New York and Montreal. Where will they all find quarters is a problem for. be the meeting long or short, Toronto is always the mecca for owners who are not absolute fixtures at the big courses of the east at no other place is there auylhing like the same interest taken locally in the sport as at Toronto. The track is aglow with owners, trainers and their charges iu the morning hours given over to training, while the fences arc lined with an interested and horse loving public. The horses of the president. Joseph K. Seagram and his co-director, John S. Ilendrie, with the several local stables have been especially prepared for Toronto, for they all dearly love to win at Woodbine. The list of officials are all wll known at Toronto. With the possible exception of Mr. Joseph A. Murphy, who is officiating for the first time, Mr. Murphy taking Mr. Trevelyahs place, the latter being compelled to forego his autumn visit to Toronto through Ill-health.

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