Preparing for Devonshire Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1916-10-21


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PREPARING FOR DEVONSHIRE MEETING. Montreal, Que., October 20. At a meeting of the directors of the Western Racing Association operating Devonshire Park, all arrangements were completed for the second and final meeting, which opens at Devonshire Park on Saturday, October 2S, to continue up to and including Saturday, November 4. There will be one or two changes in the list of officials for this meeting, while the book, which lias been distributed among the owners now racing at Kenilworth Park, lias met with approval. The conditions are much the same as that for the inaugural meeting held early in the month. There will be no purse of less than 1916.sh00, while most of the handicaps have a value of 00. Others have in added money. The plant for this meeting will present a more finished appearance. The work that was left unfinished when the inaugural meeting closed lias boon completed, which will add greatly to the comfort of patrons of the meeting. There will be a better class of horses racing at Devonshire Park than on any of the independent tracks in Canada this season. This is assured through numerous applications for stabling received from owners now racing in Maryland. W. Stormont is among those who will ship from Maryland to Devonshire Park for the meeting there. Grant Hugh Browne, managing director of the Western Racing Association, came here to attend the directors meeting and will return to Windsor at the end of the week. He reported that there will be more Canadian owners racing in Windsor than at the previous gathering. Word has been received from Edward Tribe that he will act as starter during the meeting. The track, through having been raced over, will bo in faster condition than formerly, as shown daily by the work-outs of the horses now stabled at the plant. The turns at Devonshire Park are as nearly perfect as possible, which reduces the danger of spills and of horses going wide in making the turn into the stretch. The number of mutuel machines for the meeting will be increased, so as to make it more convenient for those speculatively inclined.

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