Beautiful Belmont Track: Winter Quarters Established a Big Nassau Conty Course, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-03


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BEAUTIFUL BELMONT TRACK Winter Quarters Established at Big Nassau County Course. Entire Itackstrctch Jtesoilcd Since Close of Autumn Electing Many More Improvements Planned for Cold Months. NEW YORK, N. Y., November 2. Beautiful big Belmont Park will have a larger winter colony of horses this year than ever before. While many better-class horses than usual will be kept in training through the cold months, going to one or other of the winter courses, there are still a vast number that will rest for the winter at the Nassau County course and be fitted there for the racing next spring. Already H. I. Pels, the track superintendent, has done considerable work on the course and much more is planned for the winter season. Since the close of the last Belmont Park meeting the entire backstretch has been resoiled. In doing this work the soil was carefully screened before being placed on the course and every particle of stone was removed. This, with the other work that has been done, has made the track practically a new one, so far as surface is concerned. After the election day meeting of the United Hunts Racing Association the main course will be closed to the trainers and it will be given a covering of manure that will remain until spring. This will keep it free from frost and bring it to a condition when it is wanted in the spring that should make it an ideal training and racing ground. CARING IOJt THE BIG TRACK. Belmont Park can- well afford to take this care of the big mile and a half track, for there is still the mile training course for the use of the trainers that desire to exercise their horses. This will be open for their use at all times and, as a matter of fact, it is a training ground that is tremendously popular. Other important work is going forward in the paddock that will make it much more attractive and convenient for the trainers. The paddock shed is being taken down and placed along the western end of the A. K. Macomber stable. The present site of the shed will be planted with trees and shrubbery and there will be a large ring for the walking of the horses. In the meantime many of the stables are being inclosed and made snug for the cold weather. One of the largest strings that will winter at Belmont Park is that of Harry F. Sinclairs Rancocas Stable. S. C. Hildreth, who will keep most of the horses j in training there, is inclosing stables 35 and 3G. Dave Leary will be in charge of stable oC, where he has nine horses in his care. Some of the horses have already been sent to the Jersey farm, but the Sinclair establishment has been added to so liberally that it is outgrowing its quarters and that is a reason for many of them being kept on Long Island for the winter. Albert Simons, who will campaign a string Continued on twelfth page. BEAUTIFUL BELMONT TRACK Continued from first page. for Averill Harriman next year, has his string in stable 29. Just now the string is composed of the six yearlings that were purchased from Harry Payne AVhitney. They are a likely looking band of young racers and it is expected that Mr. Harriman will make an auspicious eritry to the turf. It is probable that the string will be added to before the 1923 season opens. P. J. Fouhy, who is inclosing stable 24, has the horses that he is training for J. J. OToole. This sportsman will race under the name of the St. Anthony Stable next year. Joseph Marrone has leased half of the Sandy McNaughton stable for the winter and J. Wilson, who trains the horses of the Marrone Stable, will move his charges over from Jamaica to the newly acquired quarters. Al Gunther has the Allies Stable horses in stable 4, but he will have to find new quarters before the spring, for that stable is under lease to Walter M. Jeffords. The Jeffords horses will not be brought to Belmont Park until after the snow leaves next spring and by that time Gunther will find a new home for his thoroughbreds. HEALY XOT THROUGH RACING. J. Simon Healy, who has a pretentious string of yearlings, as well as some older horses at Belmont Park, is not through racing for the year. He has gone to Baltimore, where he will race Majority and Miss Belle for Archibald Barklie. He also has Rorks Drift for Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark and Chesterbrook for Mrs. Edward B. Cassatt. Next year it is the intention of Mrs. Cassatt to race under her own name, rather than under the name of the Chesterbrook Farm. She will also revive the famous old red, white and blue silks made famous by both A. J. Cassatt and the late Colonel E. B. Cassatt. At the conclusion of their Maryland campaign the Barklie horses will be sent to Mr. Barklies Pennsylvania farm and the others will be returned to Belmont Park to join the colony there. Joseph Healy, a brother of J. Simon, will campaign a string at the Havana meeting.

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