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OPENING DAY AT OTTAWA Fall Meeting at Connaught Park to Begin This Afternoon Under Favorable Conditions. OTTAWA, Ont., September 12. Secretary Gorman has provided a well-balanced program of seven races for the opening day at Connaught Park tomorrow. The Autumn Purse at one mile and a race for Canadinn-breds at one mile and a sixteenth, together with a steeplechase at two miles, are the outstanding features for the inaugural days sport. All three races promise well. Jumping races arc quite popular with Ottawa patrons of the sport, and them are more timber toppers here this fall than ever before. Track conditions could not be improved upon, and many minor improvements have been made to the course since last spring. Fifteen carloads of horses arrived from Montreal, while three came up from Toronto. There have been one or two changes in the official family. N. M. Macfnrlan will act as one of th,o stewards, while Dr. Ashe will preside over the paddock. Sheridan Clark is assisting In the judges staud and secretarys office. One of the latest arrivals is a division of the J. K. Ij. Kos stable, which got in this afternoon. The Buxton stable also got in today. The jumper McAdam, which pulled up slightly lame in Saturdays steeplechase, is again galloping. The horse struck himself taking the nineteenth jump, but the injury was only of a slight nature. This is the best green fencar developed here this year. Frank Stevens, trainer for Thomas Hodge, was assaulted at Blue Bonnets yesterday by a gang of thugs, but was able to be aoout today attending to his duties. The horses will be called to the post for the opening day at 2:30. .