More Tanforan Arrivals: Strings of A. K. Macomber and H. Fleishacker Join Stable of J. W. Marchbank, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-01


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1 j1 j1 c j a c y r . 1 I 1 1 A ! 1 1 j : 1 1 1 j j I j j ! ; j j i j i j j j ! ; j ! i i j MORE TANFORAN ARRIVALS Strings of A. K. Macomber and H. Fleishacker Join Stable of J. W. Marchbank. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., October 31. The arrival of the strings of Herbert Fleish-acked and A. J. Macomber from New York in charge of "Charley" Boots, following closely upon that of the stable of J. AV. Marchbank, proprietor of Heather Stock Farm, has stirred up great interest hereabouts in the sport of racing. It is almost a certaintly that the revival of racing in California will take place at Tanforan on Washingtons Birthday. Bids for the construction of the grandstand have been asked and work on the structure probably will be begun in a week or two. The grandstand will have a seating capacity of 5,000. In the event that it is found inadequate to accommodate the throngs expected to gather at the new course other units will be added. There is sufficient space along the highway, where the first stand will be erected, for buildings to hold thirty or forty thousand people. The new grandstand will be on the western side of the race track inclosure. In the Tanforan of the old days the stand was on the eastern side. The change was decided upon by the directors after mature deliberation. The spectators will find much more comfort, as there will be no afternoon sun shining in the eyes and the tall rear wall of the structure will act as a buffer in ! the event of a strong wind. J The modern "barns," which were completed several weeks ago, were built at a cost of 9,000. The grandstand will cost a bit more. I It will be of steel framework and concrete foundation. Trainer Jack Clifford is busy every morning with the Marchbank youngsters. He has fourteen yearlings, all Eastern bred, with the exception of King Heather, and two two-year-olds. The band has made a favorable impression on horsemen, who have made "little pilgrimages" to the course down the peninsula. King Heather, an inbred Domino colt, gets the most attention from his owner and from most of the visitors. He is of the gentlest disposition and playful as a kitten. He is by Disguise, Dominos well-known son, from the Celt mare Antrim. King Heather is a handsome black and the only question about ibis future is "How far will lie go?" He has shown enough speed in trials to warrant his owner predicting he will step along with the lleetest on the Pacific Coast. The colt probably will not go to the races early as he is a late foal. May S. He was bred at J. H. Rosseters AVikiup Raneho and foaled at Mr. Marchbanks haras in Contra Costa County. The master of Heather Stock Farm suffered a severe loss in the deaths of Antrim and the Celt mare Louise Mack recently. He took much pride in pointing out the two mares in the breeding paddock to friends as the best he owned. He would not have parted with the pair for ,000. 0

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