Dorval Meeting Prospers Greatly: Largest Assemblage Ever Known at the Track Cheers Yesterdays Good Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1916-09-17


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DORVAL MEETING PROSPERS GREATLY. Largest Assemblage Ever Known at the Track Cheers Yesterdays Good Racing:. Montreal. Que., September 10. A record for attendance was established at Dorval Park this afternoon when the largest gathering that ever witnessed a nice run over the course, was present. The crowd exceeded in point of numbers that which turned out on the occasion when the 0,000 International Derby was run. There was a representative gathering in the clubhouse enclosure, and speculation during the afternoon was the heaviest ever handled at Dorval. The races were run over a drying-out track, the going being fairly good on the outside and heavy and lumpy on the inside. Despite this, several of the winners took, the shortest, route. The feature race went to King Neptune, which scored over Irinco H rmis. The early pace, which Avas slow, found 1riuce tenuis badly outrun. He moved up gamely while rounding the far turn, but the gap that he closed told on hint in the homestretch and he quit. Paymaster furnished the biggest disappointment of tile afternoon. He was an odds-oit favorite for the third race and seemed to outclass his opponents. Dopite this, he was never prominent and showed a poor performance. E. W. Moore has taken over the horses of X. Macfarlane and will ship them with the others in his stable to Toronto tonight. Included iu the Macfarlane string is the useful .Schemer. Moore will race the Macfarlane liorses at one of the winter tracks. W. Crump, the likely apprentice that Moore holds a contract on, is riding in good form and should develop into a right useful rider. After his nice of yesterday John OByrne disposed of Xigadoo at private? sale to W. Short. The latter intends to purchase several more liorses for a winter campaign at the Oriental Park track in Cuba next winter. E. G. St. Pierre has been appointed as one of the associate judges for the new Devonshire Park meeting. Charles Campeau Mill also be an associate judge at that meeting. The presiding judge will be Sheridan Clark. E. C. Smith, who will act as presiding steward at Kempton Park, which meeting follows Dorval, was an arrival here this morning. Charles Lansdale. who is extensively interested in the Ctiba-Anierican Jockey Club, left for New York tonight. He plans to go to Havre de Grace, where he will probably remain for the rest of that, meeting. Before leaving Mr. Lansdale said: "We are going ahead making preparations for a great meeting at Havana next winter. Financial conditions were never better than they are at present in Cuba, and the people in Havana are looking forward to the oneniug of the meeting. The sport on the island is steadily growing iu favor and our patronage is increasing every year. Last year represented a big Improvement over the inaugural meeting, and there is every indication that our coming meeting will be the most successful ever held at Oriental Park. I have personally been assured by several well-known owners who never raced with us lefore. that they will ship a division of the stables to Cuba and we will have some important additions to the ranks of the jockeys who will ride there. The club will announce its plans shortly, which I am sure will be pleasing to the horsemen. The shipping problem has been overcome with the addition of a large new steamer placed in commission September 1. This ship, which is equipped with wireless, is licensed to carry passengers."

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