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SPORTING

FORBURY TROTTING CLUB. RACKS POSTPONED TO TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. In town or about any of the streets, where a “lee” could be found, the weather at midday yesterday formed to bo simply bad. Out in the open of the Forbury course it was simply awful. Light and heavy showers in alternation were accompanied by a piercing wind, and the cold was that of midwinter. All who ventured out said with one accord that the stewards ought to postpone the races, and the decision to do so was generally' approved. The question of the next date did not produce such a common agreement. Owners and trainers disliked the prospect of having to wait about for a week, for that is what tho postponement to next Wednesday and Saturday meant. Late in the afternoon trainers and owners mot and decided” to ask the club to appoint some earlier timo for tho races. A deputation with four speakers interviewed the stewards at 8 p.m., and said that, should the stewards adhere to their original decision, it would mean that me numerical strength of the fields in tho different events would be considerably lessened, as the owners could not afford to be away from their homes the length of time that the postponement would necessitate. By holding the races earlier in the week—say, Monday and Tuesday or Tuesday and Wednesday —the interests of both the horse-owners and trainers and the public would be considered. Failing this, a great many horses would bo sent home next, morning. They did not want to use any coercive measures towards the club, and they felt that in the interests of the sport tlm steward' would see tho reasonableness of their request. After a short deliberation the stewards decided to rescind their previous decision, and to hold the races on Tuesday and Wednesday

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SPORTING, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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SPORTING Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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