Many Horses Now At Devonshire Park.: Second Meeting to Open June 9 Will Not Lack Material for Daily Programs., Daily Racing Form, 1917-06-01


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MANY HORSES NOW AT DEVONSHIRE PARK. Second Meeting to Open June 9 Will Not Lack Material for Daily ProgTums. Windsor, int.. May 31. — Directors of the Western Racing Association, operating Devonshire lark. wont have to worry about getting horses for their next-meeting. June a t,, If, When the curtain was rung down on the initial meeting a week ago last j Saturday, many of the stables ipiartered at Devon 1 shire pulled up stakes and made tracks for other j IMiints on the thoroughbred racing map. but enough owners and their slrings decided to wait over lor] the next week of competition to assure the manage- ; mint plenty of material to fill the fields ami allow! for some extras when scratches occurred. According to a statement made by Hugh ! Browne, president and managing director of the Western Racing Association, there are 170 horses staid -d at Devonshire now. and while he hepea to induce some more owners to come here and try for the liberal handicap and overnight purse races, he says that he will be perfectly satisfied with I the conditions as they exist now. » Immediately after the first uniting closed. Cell- ml Manager Krank M. Sullivan hustled around to arrange transportation facilities and draw up the the condition book for the n.-xt meeting. Over ,000 in Daily Purses. Purse distributions will Im- similar to those that prevailed at tiie first meeting, a handicap cadi afternoon ami half a dozen overnight number., to i round the daily programs out. making a total of dose to ,100 divided each day. or a little more i than 5,000 for the week. One of the busiest men connected with the asso- ciatiou is track superintendent Kred Miller, whose duties of conditioning the course havent ceased. Miller wasnt quite satisfied with his work taring the first meeting, but be hopes to remedy all faults before they raise the barrier on the first field next month. A thorough drainage system is 111 the making now and will be completed in plenty of time to be of use this year. | "The track is four or five seconds slow." Miller ventured to say, "but we can speed it up just as soon as we have tin- chance to drain il properly. . The season has been so backward and wet that it is a wonder we could get the footing as sound as it is." Along the surface the turf appeared to be ideal for fast time, but underneath, where I he frost still lingered, dampness altered conditions. 1

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