Many Improvements at Laurel Park: Track Will be Resoled and New Drainage System Installed No Canadian Racing., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-14


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MANY IMPROVEMENTS AT LAUREL PARK Track Will Be Ilesoiled and New Drainage System Installed — No Canadian Racing. New York. June 13.— Col. Matt Winn, during a visit to Belmont Park, discussed the many attentions that will be made at Laurel within the next couple of months. "The militr.ry camp which now occupies the track will break up aheat the mid.ll. of July, after which some extensive changes will be made," said he. "In the first place, the track is being raised and reconstructed so that it will dry out much more rapidly when it rains. It also will lx- thoroughly drateed :iid ditched. The clubbous" will be enlarged considerably, and the judges stand raised to accord with the track proper. A new entrance will also be erected, making it more convenient for visitors. The number of cashiers stalls, too. will be in-reased in order to avoid congestion. "There will lie other mi;:::r inv-rovments throughout the all at. making it complete in every detail. We have not yet decided on the stakes and purses for Laurel, but it is certain they will not ha curtailed, and it is probable that most of them will Ik-of greater value." Regarding improveuvnts at Empire City. Cotoael Winn said it was difficult to get lumber, but if it can be st cured, additional stalls will be built to a ommodate the excessive application for stall room. . . Leading racing men and breeders from Canada who have visited this e:ty are j,, sayii:g that the proposition of holding ahart no clings in the Dominion this year has been abandoned. There was some talk earlier to the fees of asking the government to permit meetings of seven days at each track, but the question was never seriously agitated.

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