Lexington Track to be Improved: Many Changes to be Made after the Fall Meeting Horses Arriving in Large Numbers, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-26


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LEXINGTON TRACK TO BE IMPROVED Many Changes to Be Made After the Fall Meeting-Horses Arriving in Large Numbers. LEXINGTON, Ky., August 25. Manager R. L. Baker and track superintendent John Keegan spent this morning working over their big problem, namely, stabling for about 1,000. horses for the forthcoming autumn meeting of. the Kentucky Jockey blub. Col. Baker today stated that he took up with president Camden when he was here Saturday the subject of more stalls, and was instructed to have specifications made and bids on the work, to be submitted to the board of directors of the Kentucky Jockey Club at a meeting to be held in Louisville during September. "I take it that the directors will order an extension of the grandstand, the improvements at the clubhouse, the rearrangement of the paddock and the building of more stables, to begin immediately after the race meeting, which will close on September 20," said Col. Baker. "It is true that a revival of racing in Canada would relieve, the congested condition of the Kentucky courses to some extent," lie continued, "hut stlll-there -would be an inadequacy of stalls here. Another tiling to be done next autumn is to put new roofs on some of lie stables. They are in a leaky condition and must be covered to make them serviceable for winter occupation." H. Neusteter arrived today from Saratoga. He has four horses here Mahony, Marcliesa II., Mistress Polly and B. B. Johnson. He was accompanied by the apprentice rider J. Stapleton, whose contract he bought in the east. Mose Goldblatt telephoned from Cincinnati this morning that lie will ship over eleven horses from Latonia. Peter Coyne motored over from Louisville Sunday to see about the stalls reserved for Geo. J. Longs horses. He will bring Wickford, Constantlne, Ocean Sweep, Orlova, Nordeck, Royden, Pizarro and Lancelot here about September G. The horses in Pat Dunnes string, which came Saturday from Saratoga, are Under Fire, Harry Burgoyne, Rookery, Oraond, Lorena Moss, Mayor Galvin, Joe Stahr, General Glenn, Bugle Call, Me-Vex and Gourmand. - ,

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