Holds Annual Meeting: Ontario Jockey Club Makes Report on Years Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-02


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HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING Ontario Jockey Club Makes Report on Years Racing. Receipts Show Decrease Despite Favorable Weather and Wonderful Racing Amounts Paid Ontario Government. TORONTO, Ont., December 1. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Ontario Jockey Club was held at the offices of the club in the Imperial Bank Building here today, with Colonel William Hendrie in the chair. The chairman, in presenting the statement disclosing the position of the club for the last year, congratulated the shareholders on a most successful season from a racing standpoint, 57,7S5 having been distributed in purses and stakes, an increase of 7,785 over 1921. Canadian-bred and Canadian-owned horses had participated in this amount to the extent of 3,000, an increase of 3,000 for those horses over 1921, thus continuing the policy of the club toward the improvement of the thoroughbred horses in the Province of Ontario and in Canada generally. It was a great source of satisfaction to know also that the owners heading the list of winners at both the spring and autumn meetings were Canadians, namely, the Seagram Stable, J. K. L. Ross and the Thorn-cliffe Stable. The club had been favored with beautiful weather at both race meetings. Nothwith-standing this, however, the receipts showed a marked decrease, in a great measure due to the regulation of the federal government regarding the percentage to be deducted in the pari-mutuel department and also to the new tax of 5 per cent levied by the provincial government and also possibly to the changing of meeting dates and the loss of a Saturday at the autumn meeting. OVER 5500,000 IN TAXES. Attention was drawn to the amounts paid to and collected for the Ontario government during the last year by the Ontario Jockey Club, as follows : Ontario government license fees of ,500 per day, 05,000. Ontario government 5 per cent out of mutuel receipts, 98,000. Ontario government amusement tax, 0,-000. A total of 53,000. The policy of the club in reference to the importation of thoroughbred stallions and placing them in Ontario districts for the purpose of improving light horse breeding proved successful. The whole expense of purchasing these horses has been borne by the following clubs: The Ontario Jockey Club, Windsor Jockey Club, Hamilton Jockey Club and the Niagara Racing Association. These stallions are under the control of the Canadian Racing Associations. They number twelve and next spring will be sent to their chosen destinations. The season made by only five horses "placed out" in 1922 averages seventy mares each. This number will be increased by seven additional horses in 1923, and if this policy is followed in a very few years great value will have accrued to this province not only in the breeding of hunters, for which good prices are forthcoming, but in horses for police purposes, and express and army horses. In reply to a question raised by shareholders regarding the policy for 1923, in order that the club should maintain its customary dates both at the spring and autumn meetings, the chairman replied that no dates had so far been allotted by the Canadian Racing Associations and would not be until well into next spring, as at the last meeting of the Canadian Racing Assocaitions considerable doubt existed in the minds of some of the members as to whether they would hold the usual race meetings in 1923.

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