Scene Shifts to Laurel: Meeting to Run Through the Month of October Scheduled to Begin Today, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-01


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SCENE SHIFTS TO LAUREL MEETING TO RUN THROUGH THE MONTH OF OCTOBER SCHEDULED TO BEGIN TODAY. Policy of New Management Makes Hit with Washington Society Folk and Generous Patronage Is Expected from Capital Track Transformed. Baltimore, Mil., September 30. Since taking over tlie plant at Laurel some three weeks ago, .Matt J. Winn and his capable assistant. Harry F. Brie-vogel, have wurked a marvelous improvement in the course. Oyer 5,000 has been spent in overhauling the plant, and race goers are due for a pleasant surprise on visiting the track tomorrow. The lawns in front of the stand have been graded and terraced and shrubbery and tlower beds have been laid out with a lavish hand. The whole plant has been repainted white and green even to the fence along the backstretch. A large and commodious judges stand patterned after that at Churchill Downs has been constructed and the old judges stand has been transferred to the infield to be utilized as ii timers stand. The paddock, which was formerly an uninviting spot, lias been turned into a veritable garden. A space of ten feet on the lawn inside tlie track fence has been laid out in lower beds patterned after seme of the tracks In France that Mr. Winn visited last spring during his sojourn abroad. In the short time that Mr. Winn and his assistant has had to work a marvelous change has been made In the whole appearance of the plant. Plans have been made for an expenditure of 00,000 on further improvements at the conclusion of the meeting. !o include a clubhouse, a new paddock, and the removal of the unsightly building between the grandstand and the manor In the grove which will eventually be used for country club purposes. The track Is In splendid condition for the opening ard with something like 000 hor.-es to draw from, a banner meeting should result. The management has arranged for a special horse train from" Benning every morning. Many stables, including those of August Belmont and R. F. Carman, will remain at Penning. Tlie train will be run at the expense of the club, with no charge whatever to the horsemen. A liberal policy lias been mapped out by the new club, which lias sprung into immediate popularity, especially with the Washington element. It is expected that a large share o tlie. patronage, this fall will be drawn from the All the boxes have been spoken for and. in the absence of a clubhouse, the unper end of the grandstand will be utilized tliis fall as a club members enclosure. Five carloads of horses arrived from Toronto this afternoon and as many more are expected tomorrow morning. Todays arrivals included the strings owned by .7. W." Burttschell. II. Boyle J L. Paul W. G. King-Dodds. N. K. Beal, J. W. Dayton I. J. Donohue, G. P. Sherman. Edward Trotter and J. W. Hedrick. Tlie R. F. Carman. T Clyde. W. Martin and Mrs. L. A. Livingston stables are expected tomorrow morning.

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