Good Progress At Dorval., Daily Racing Form, 1913-07-29


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GOOD PROGRESS AT DORVAL Montreal Qne July 2S That the new racing plant at Dorval will be ready for an autumn meet ¬ ing is assured Construction work on grandstand paddock and stables was commenced last week and the contract calls for the completion of it nil by August 22 The lumber to be used in the erection of these buildings has already been hauled to the plant The contract for the wood work has been let and a gang of nearly two hundred men will be kept at work until eight oclock each evening eveningThe The uprights for the sills of the grandstand and paddock have IKJOII placed and are set on cement blocks sunken below the frost level The stand when completed will be two hundred feet in length and forty in width with a seating capacity of three thousand The paddock will be sixty feet long and almost as wide while the betting ring will be two hundred feet in length and sixty in width widthThe The work on the track itself is just about com ¬ pleted all that is left to do being top dressing over a stretch of about three hundred yards The posts for the outside rail have been placed in position while the work on the inside rail will be commenced this week Contractor C L Hervey who has the building of the track in charge ex ¬ pects to have it ready to gallop over by the inliilln of August at the latest latestThe The track will be one mile with a sis furlong chine Ine two stretches are 1308 feet long while at the widest part it will measure 75 feet This is wider tliuu other Canadian tracks with the exception of Blue Bonnets and Connaught Park The Dorval Park Jockey Club has applied for af iliiation witli the Canadian Racing Associations and have asked for dates for a fall meeting meetingXo Xo attempt will be made to build a steeplechase course tills season although it is the intention of the club to erect a clubhouse and lay out a course for steoplechasiiig for next springs racing It is not likely that any stakes will be included on the program this fall lint they will be made up for in the way of overnight handicaps which will be of a silllicient value to attract good horses

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