Preparations To Rebuild Belmont Stand.: Some Sort of Arrangement Will Be Made to Accommodate Crowds--New York Notes., Daily Racing Form, 1917-04-11


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PREPARATIONS TO REEUILD BELMONT STAND. Some Sort of Arrangement Will Be Made to Accomnudato Crowds — New York Notes. New York. April 10. — Preparations are going on for the renovation of the grandstand at Ihdmont Park, wkoch was destroyed by fire on Saturday. August P.elmont and C. W. Levitt, who built the track and buildings in 1005, wi re in conference to day to see what COUM be done by May 20, the opening day of the m-eting. If the structure con not be permanently repaired ly that time, the front part of it will be utiliz-d aud the field stand used to accommodate the crowds. The jockeys room and secretarys office will probably Ik- huiit permanently on the edge of the paddock near the clubhouse and the old offices torn down, the ground to be used to park automobiles. Tom Welch came to the city today to register his colors in case he wants to use them again. He said it was fortunate the wind was blowing away from the stables the night of the fire or the entire place would have been burned up. The grandstand was not insured, but the clubhouse and secretarys office were. The United Hunts will hold the meetings May 12 and 19 as scheduled. The committee will meet in the near future to decide whether to build a new grandstand on the stelinout Terminal track or run the coming meeting without a grandstand. An individual loser through the fire is Harry-Stevens, the caterer, who spent a considerable sum on kitchen utensils and appointments, all of which were destroyed. Dates for the meetings at Dufferin Park and Hill-crest Park. Toronto, have been decided upon. The first meeting at Dr.ffei in Park will be from May 30 to June «. and Ilillcrcst Park from Jane 9 to* Hi. The second meetings will liegin at Dufferin Park on August 1, and Hillcrest August 11.

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