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FLOCKING TO MARYLAND TURFMEN GATHER AT HAVRE DE GRACE FOR OPENING OF EASTERN SEASON. Til tun-Day Meeting of Harford Agriculture and Breeders Association Will Be Inaugurated Saturday — New Stand a Great Improvement. Baltimore, Mil.. April n Itorw h arc gathering in force iii Havre de Grace or Uk fifteen-days meeting wbieli in scheduled to l --yri n there nmlrr Uie .m-piiis di iii . Harford Agriculture and Breeders Association 1 1 ■ ■ x r Saturday. The premature closing of 1 1n- Norfolk meeting assures that ;i - eatei liuiiiiii t of horse* will in- available to take pari in ih - opening days racing tkaa otherwise would haw bean the ease, it seems likely thai tin- meeting will ! • marked iiy raeiag of greater brilliancy than •••ii if its predecessors mi ibis brack, Many of the were important stables thai raced :ir Charleston were shipped here direel liuin thai track and will iniiic lata action with their representatives greatly benefited by the reel they have been getting. Ami tin- Havre Of Urace mooting will also witness the entrance into the seasons raeiag of several of the big caster* stables thai wintered :it Beaniag and other northeiH tracks. Prominent in this list is the stable f August Belmont, wbjca n. c. Hlldrcrh has i-icn preparing al Benuing. Tin tatter visited Havre de dace a few days ago and was greatly impressed with the track. The Belmont horses will 1" quartered this season in a private stable that has Icon hum just below the paddock, other additions lnive been made to the stabling and superintendent Bob Tusker si that !im» thoroughbreds can he ac 1 1 mmodated. The destruction el the grandstand by tire last fall, while ii worked a hardship on Manager Edward Burke ami hi- associates, has really been of great Itesjefll tu the plant. The structure that was destroyed, while being comfortable ami well tmilt. Mas not in the same class with the new stand that is now practically complete. This new stand i- of steel ami concrete, ami is must modern in all !- appointments. It is the last a*u .1 in race track -httc. -tiire. - an " It lias I ii built mi the same sit,, as tin- old ■ ■lie. with broad, sloping lawns tu the rail, in the place of step-, wherever it lias been possible, then jurve been substituted inclines, and the betting ring is ;i model of roomy convenience. This is enclosed iiii Frosted -.-lass, which, while admitting ample light, affords protection Ifmu the wind ami rain tliui at times made the old enclosure urn- tortabie. A spacious kitchen ami restaurant are also found under ibe stand, ami iii a tut asurx the whole |.|:i ii re -uiiis that ! B imonl Park.