Getting Palmetto Park in Condition: Much Preliminary Work in Progress at South Carolina Track Where Racing Will Soon Begin, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-09


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GETTING PALMETTO PARK IN CONDITION. Much Preliminary Work in Progress at South Carolina Track Where Racing Will Soon Begin. Charleston. S. C, November S. Favored by excellent weather, workmen are rapidly putting on the finishing touches at Palmetto Park, where the annual winter race meeting will begin December 1, and everything in the way of appointments will be wmplete when the advance guard of horses and turfmen reach here from Latouia November IS. The track takes on a better looking aspect each day, smd when the gates are thrown open on the first day of the meeting, the local racing public, as well ns the usual conclave of winter tourists, will behold one of the prettiest race tracks in America. Advices from I.atonla are to the effect that shipments of horses to this jdace will begin this week. Among the first to be assigned stable room here is W. 15. anke, and his horses will be on the ground early so that they can get acclimated and be ready for a hard campaign. Applications for stabling quarters are coming In dally from Frank .T. Bruea. assistant manager at Latonia, who is looking after the local tracks interests in the blue grass state, and it besins to look as if the stables will be well crowded when the Norfolk delegation reaches here. The secretarys olliee is still busy compiling the entries to the various stakes, which show a healthy increase both hi point of numbers and good horses over last year. The entries from all sourees are now In the secretarys office, those from Baltimore being U10 last to arrive. Practically all of the good new two-year-olds will be shown here, according to the stake lists and it is a certainty that some crack Juveniles will be developed for spring and summer racing in Kentucky and Canada. The opening of the race meeting is now only three weeks off. and this city Is anxiously awaiting it. The information bureau established by k the local commercial bodies have lieen besieged with requests regarding local living conditions from persons in the east and the north, and thus far It has proven its worth to the satisfaction of those who founded it. Living quarters have already been provided for many persons and the hotel and boarding house keepers are finding the information bureau a desirable adjunct. Fred Auerbach, associate general manager of the Charleston Fair and Racing Association, who did the missionary work among the Kentucky horsemen this fall, expects to remain here until after the end of the meeting. He is superintending the work now going on and the minutest detail which needs looking after receives his attention. The present spell, of good weather has put the course itself in excellent condition.

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