United Hunts New Track, Daily Racing Form, 1907-10-30


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UNITED HUNTS NEW TRACK. The Queens track of the United Hunts folks, adjacent to Belmont Park, is said to bo admirably fitted for its game. The course, as to arrangement, is said to be a pocket edition of AIntree, England, where the Grand National is run, except that the jumps are a foot lower, and the water jumps and ditches as much less in width. There are no glaring white rails of the horse show sort in the Liverpools or hedges, except on the wings, but rails of barked wood instead, as a farmer would use, and the ditches are deep with straight banks such as are crossed in a natural country. There is no strip of plowed land as at W. Gould Brokaws Nirvana course, but the chasers met every other sort of test in their races. Up hill and descending grades diversified the going, with the turf throughout springy and sound for galloping. The ditch on the lauding side of the water jump was well cut and faced with turf, not a shelving bank of concrete that a horse could scramble up if it failed to leap clear; and every hazard was as good a test of cross-country skill for the horses and jockeys. The grand stand, lirst used last Saturday, proved to be cozy, and commanded., a satisfactory view of the contests, and there was room in the betting ring for more than the seven peucillers who laid the odds.

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