Getting Ready at Charleston: Improvements Already in Progress at Palmetto Park for Winter Meeting of 78 Days, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-01


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GETTING READY AT CHARLESTON. Improvements Already in Progress at Palmetto Park for Winter Meeting of 78 Bays. Charleston, S. C, September SO. -The approval of ollicials and granting of dates for 78 days of racing iiere from December 1 to February 28, by the stewards of the Jockey Club, assures a successful meeting at Palmetto Park this winter. The Jockey Club stewards were asked by the lKiard of directors of the Charleston Fair and Racing Association to recommend all the officials and the list of those designated by them follows: Stewards, E. C. Smith, representing the Jockey Club; C. II. Pettingill, representing the Charleston Fair and Racing Association and W. P. Burch; Martin Natliauson, racing secretary and judge; Joseph McLennan, judge and clerk of the scales; James Milton, starter; Harry White, paddock judge. The standing and reputation of these officials may be taken as an assurance that the meeting will be, properly conducted on a high class plane. Messrs. Smith and Pettingill are known throughout the length and breadth of the land by reason of their connection with New York racing in official capacities. Mr. Burch Is one of the oldest and best known of American trainers. Martin Nathansou has served, with distinction as a racing official in resinui-slide positions, east, west, north and south. James Milton has come to the front in the last year or two as one of the most competent of present day weilders of the starting barrier. Applications lor stable room are already coming hi. Notwithstanding that there are 1.0U0 stalls at Palmetto Park, there probably will be a shortage of accommodations.. Extensive alterations are under way at the track. The main entrance is being changed to Sleeting street, from which there will be a covered board walk to the grandstand. The automobile parking space is being tilled in and leveled, making room for the many ears expected the coming winter. The grandstand Is enclosed as much as jpossible. The annual fair of Charleston County will be held at the track November 17 to 22. It will include an industrial exhibit, cattle, swine and horse shows, besides the usual amusement features.

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