Yonkers Course to be Improved, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-27


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YONKERS COURSE TO BE IMPROVED. New York, November 2C. With probable harmony prevailing between the Jockey Club aud the Empire City track, James Butler now plans to so improve the Yonkers track before next season that little fault can be found with it. It is said that a new field stand of brick and steel will be constructed, while the betting ring under the main grandstand will be enlarged so that speculators will find ample room under cover. In regard to the transit facilities it is believed that the New York Central Railroad will find it feasible to build a spur from the Harlem branch at Woodlawn direct to a point behind the far turn so that patrons can reach the track through a new entrance near the, field stand. The stables will be refitted and new barns will be constructed so that there will be stable room for nearly S00 horses. In a word, Mr. Butler Intends to make the Empire track up to date in every particular, in which he will comply with the demands of the racing public and the turf governors. It is said that negotiations are under way between the Yonkers track and the Jockey Club looking to an amicable adjustment of the question of dates.

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