Belmont Park Track To Be Rebuilt: Saratoga Plans Will Be Followed in Effort to Remedy Evils That Have Existed., Daily Racing Form, 1918-11-13


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BELMONT PARK TRACK TO BE REBUILT Saratoga Plans Will Be Followed in Effort to Remedy Evils That Have Existed New York November It When the racing season if 191 opens at Belmont Park many changes will bu noticed especially in the track proper 3Iaj August Belmout has decided to reconstruct the track i the lines of Saratoga For that purpose 3Ir Ielz the Belmont superintendent recently paid a visit to Saratoga to get a line on what was done there by Superintendent 3yers The two men worked over the details and plans of reconstruction ind the tools necessary to do the work Duplicates Jf the tools and track equipment have liecii pur ¬ chased and the Belmont Park course is now being turn apart and ditched and drained to make it al ¬ most identical in its construction with the Sara ¬ toga course courseThe The new track will be a decided change from the lil one as regards the footing for horses and in all probability will be a faster one saner and safer if the object of 3Ir Pelz can be realized realizedThe The rebuilding of the grandstand is almost im iwssible fr the time being owing to the shortage jf labor and material Enormous prices are iKing paid for ordinary labor at the present time and killed mechanics for construction work are im ¬ possible to get hence there is little opportunity to rebuild the grandstand for next year yearTlitre Tlitre will be about the usual number of trainers wintering at Belmout Some of them have already installed themselves comfortably to stand off the wintry blasts of the Hempstead Plains PlainsThere There were many complaints last year about the Belmont track and quite a number of horses suf ¬ fered from leg trouble due it was claimed to the sandy going Some of the best horses in train ¬ ing suffered including Stromboli Lucnllite and Jthers from 3Iaj Belmciits stable 3Iany other horses suffered likewise consequently it is the in ¬ tention of 3Ir Pclz to have the track in perfect condition for next spring when the horses begin their strenuous work workBelmont Belmont Park is an exceptionally good place to winter horses In fact so far as health is concerned there was no reason for complaint last winter It was in the early spring that horses began to show signs of lameness which put many out of business It is believed the new order of things will remedy this cud of the preparation of horses and every effort will be made to make the Belmont Park track one that can hereafter be alluded to as the plush track

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