All Ready For Devonshire Meeting.: Over Four Hundred Horses Available for Racing--Big Entry List for Opening Day., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-12


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ALL READY FOU DEVONSHIRE MEETING. Over Fear BanaiNi Horses Avaiialle for Rating — Big Entry Lit for Opening- Day. Wladeor, »n!.. May 11 -With the laaalag af the laaagatal Baadicap at Devonshire Park tow arrow, the Canadian rariag aeanaa will be ushered in for the year l!»17. All present indications point to a sii •.•essful meeting, as On re are upwards of four hundred haraea xtabled at the course, an. I the raah for entries i..r the first day arerwhefaaed the eee-retarya office, reeajteeg in huge fields b i;,e aamed for each race. The third on the program, a dash of three ajaeiMie. rocehed sixlv-five entries of which all bur twelve were declared ineligible in the drawing. The interest in the ojieniug days card i Mattered in the laaagaral Handicap, a tlasii af one mile, for three-year-old- and over. Which received seven entrants, with P.. T. Coltons paa /areLi being assigned top Weight, with her staid- companion lianovia next fancied by the haudie.-ippcr. Provisions has been made for the yeamger divisa.u af racers, a race being carded far two-year olds each day of the meeting. There is ■ large number af two-year olds tabled at the curse. The track, which was drenched by recent rains, dried out rapidly and will be good for the opening day. Several improvements have been mule at the plant, which wilt faettttata the arrival aad departure- af the crowds and otherwise be much more comfoi able than last season. fj. H. Keene Driugs Seventeen Q. It. Ke.iie was an arrival this morning from Lexlagtoa With a strieg of seventeen horses. Which I have Imn aaartered at KeaUwarth. Mr. Keeaej also sent a divi-iou of the stable to the Waedblwc course at Toronto. Apparently there will be no lack of riders at this meeting, there being a list of fifty posted in the secretarys office. John Howard was the latest to join the ranks, coming from Lexkeartaai this morn ing. K. Koueon. well known as a rider several years back, aad recently training for II. S. Newman, has announced his intention of returning to the saddle. A committee of horsemen waited upon the management this morning and suggested a change in the claiming rule, to that adopted by other Canadian tracks. The rule adopted by the management her- allows for the claiming of a horse previous to the running of a race. The management will probably adopt Cue rul» asked by the horsemen. Edward Jasper, who will nci as clerk of the scales, arrived last evening from Kentucky. Sheridan Clark and W. J. Morrison came in from Montreal, Which .ompleted tie list of officials. Word was received from starter Tribe that he would be here today. A. N. Elrod. supervisor of the inutuel dpartment, reports that several new machines have been installed, which will eaapty accommodate those speculatively inclined, and that ether improvements have been made

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