Arcadia Tracks Fast Work, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-20


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ARCADIA TRACKS FAST WORK. Pasadena, Cal., October 19. Contractor Allen, now well into the work of building the new Santa Anita racing plant at Arcadia, says that it is certain to be ready with unfinished corners unnecessary for actual racing by Thanksgiving day. The new course will be the first in the world with electric lights in the horse stalls. Sixteen candle power incandeseents "will be placed in the stalls, and six power lamps will be stationed at the ont-slde awnings. Of the race course Itself Mr. Allen says: "This track is on a sandy bottom, over which will be spread a dressing of a foot and a half of Irrigating silt and earth from vegetable gardens. Twenty thousand cubic yards of silt will he used, which will be soaked in water, and then rolled, insuring a fast, clean track, from which the water will run oil so quickly that a fast and light track will quickly succeed the heaviest rains."

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