Rushing Improvements at Douglas Park: Grandstand Will Seat 15,000 People-Louisville Horsemen Expect Racing All Summer, Daily Racing Form, 1906-01-16


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RUSHING IMPROVEMENTS AT DOUGLAS PARK. Grandstand Will Seat 15,000 People Louisville Horsemen Expect Racing AU Summer. liouisvillc, Ky.,Jun.uary 15. The grandstand, stables and fences at Douglas Park track have been entirely wiped away. One hundred men have been laboring at the Western Jockey Club plant for the past eight days, and the work wa8 finished Friday. Saturday a force of 300 men began excavating for an artificial lake near the center of the Infield, and this earth will lie used as a foundation for the new grandstand. This mound will be 400 feet wide and 8 feet high, and on top of it will be built a stand which will seat 13,000 people. This idea of elevating the grandstand is new In this locality, and the architects claim that any person within the fences can see any part of the racetrack with the new arrangements. Secretary John Hachmeistcr, of St. Louis, and Lawrence A. Young, president of the Western Jockey Club, arrived In the city Saturday and both are enthusiastic over the outlook. There is every reasou to believe that there will be racing throughout most of the summer at Douglas Park.

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