Notable Improvements At Aqueduct: Seating Capacity of Stand Has Been Enlarged and Other Conveniences Provided., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-18


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NOTABLE IMPROVEMENTS AT AQUEDUCT Seating Capacity of Stand Has Been Enlarged and Other Conveniences Provided NEW YORK N Y June 17 When the Queens County Jockey Club throws open its gates Monday June 23 visitors will find the Aqueduct course as spick and span as any on the metropolitan cir I cult Many improvements have been made this snring under the watchful eye of President Shevlin chief among them being the moving of the former field stand which is now a part of the main struc ¬ ture That portion of the former grandstand which was not in keeping with the demands of the racing public of today has been entirely eliminated with the result that there is now a seating capacity of 0000 and every chair commands a perfect view of the course The new stand has an additional depth of five rows and there is a broad promenade in the rear The remodeled structure is thirty five feet longer than the old building and the clubhouse to the upper end is more than 000 feet There are numerous approaches to the stand for the accommodation of the public and president Shevlin is certain his club will have ample facilities for the throngs which are confidently expected on Brooklyn Handicap day July 4 and on other occa ¬ sions sionsA A notable factor in the improvements is a velvety lawn which extends almost to the eighth post The bright green harmonizes with the buff and brown of the stand and clubhouse Formerly there was a deep depression between the grandstand and the field stand but this has been filled to grade and superintendent Brennaii has a fine growth of grass on the new surface surfaceSHELTER SHELTER IN CASE OF RAIN RAINThere There is ample space beneath the stand how for shelter in case of rain New and more commodious quarters for caterer Stevens are also noticeable and then are additional retiring rooms for Imth male and female patrons as well as one exclusively for chauffeurs near the unloading platform at the upper end of the stand standSixteen Sixteen additional boxes have been built behind the press stand and those have nearly all been sold according to the report of treasurer Courtney This will give a total of fifty boxes in all excluding those in the clubhouse rTheground formerly covcred by the field stand has been utilized for additional parking space and there is now accommodation for many thousand cars between the eighth post and the stand The trees which were planted along the avenue leading from the entrance have grown nicely and are a de ¬ cided ornament to the cinder path driveway which will before next season be replaced by one of Monmoiith County gravel gravelSince Since last autumn a new receiving barn of thirty six stalls has been built adjacent to the paddock for the temporary care of horses which may be shipped from Jamaica Belmont Park or Gravesend It is the intention of the management to build a rail around the paddock proper so that patrons who wish to view the horses at close quarters will be safe ¬ guarded from accident

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