New Havana Track Progressing, Daily Racing Form, 1916-11-28


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NEW HAVANA TRACK PROGRESSING. Now York, November 27. That before the winter season is over Cuba will have a second race track catering to the island populace was the assurance given by Grant Hugh Browne, who reached New York Friday after a brief visit to Havana. "We are going to have one of the best and most completely equipped racing plants in the world right within the city limits of Havana," said Mr. Browne. "AVe have 250 acres of ground almost in the heart of Havana. Some of the biggest men in Cuba are interested in the new course to be constructed and we have every reason to believe the project is going to prove a great tiling." Charles T. Henshall, who is associated with Mr. Browne in the new racing plant that is about to lie built, has been on the ground for several weeks, and Mr. Browne left him there looking after the details at that end. "There are a number of the more influential men in Cuba who are enthusiastic over the building of the plant," Mr. Browne said. "Mr. Henshall has the work under way and a grandstand to seat 18.000 persons will be built. President Menocal will turn the first spade of earth for this big stand and the event will be a big one for Havana. In addition to the race course, there will be a baseball diamond laid out and also an athletic field, so that all kinds of athletic and sporting events may be presented. There also will be an arena for boxing contests, as well as other amusement features in the new park." Mr. Browne said the Cubans are enjoying an unprecedented era of prosperity and that they are enthusiastic over horses and racing.

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