Late Start at Tanforan: New Track Will Not Not be Ready on Washingtons Birthday, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-06


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i i 1 1 1 . . . j . LATE START AT TANFORAN ! New Track Will Not Be Ready on j Washingtons Birthday. ir. D. Brown Gives Sonic Useful Suggestions i Famous English Marc Carabosse Stabled at New Track. SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., December 5. AVith the arrival of directors A. K. Macom- her and Frank J. Kelley of the Pacific Coast ; Jockey Club the last few days, preparations for racing at Tanforan are going along i smoothly. Heretofore directors A. B. Spreck- els, Rudolph Sprockets and Herbert Fleish- acker have made up the attendance at the meetings at which plans for the construction of the new course were formulated. At the j meeting of the directors this week five of the "bosses" of Tanforan were present, including Messrs. Macomber and Kelley. II. D. Brown, who has just returned from Europe, stopped off here on his way. to his : stock farm near Mount Shasta and the di- 1 rectors have profited from the suggestions of the well-known track builder. "Curley" went over the property carefully and pointed out exactly how the space available could be used to the best advantage. The change of the homestretch from the eastern to the western side of the inclosure has made the j problem of the erection of a grandstand a , difficult one, as there is a comparatively narrow strip between the course itself and the highway at the border of the race track . property. In order to provide as much of a "lawn" as possible in front of the grandstand the structure will not be parallel with the race course, but will be built at a graduated angle. The corner of the grandstand nearest the judges stand will be about twenty feet from the course, with the width enlarging toward the other end to perhaps more than forty feet It looks now as though the racing will be under way at Tanforan about March or April. There is no longer any talk about opening Washingtons birthday. The delay in drawing up the plans and specifications for the grandstand has made necessary the postponing of the opening date. HOUSES ARRIVING SLOWLY. In addition to the grandstand problem, that of getting a sufficient number of horses to make up good fields is being given much attention. Thoroughbreds are coming in slowly, however, and in a month or two two or three hundred may be stabled at the track down the peninsula. The latest arrivals are the mares Carabosse and Belle Flower, which have just come in from far away Calgary. Carabosse, a daughter of Fairy King and the Cyllene mare Cyrene, was easily the best of the handicap division in the summer and fall racing at Brighouse and Hastings Park, British Columbia, and is likely to be the queen of the racing here, in the event the veteran "Bill" Hafley kee.s her in form. The mares are raced by John Franklin. Carabosse was intended for the breeding paddock on her arrival from England along with eleven others for the ranches of the Prince of Wales, the Earl Minto and other Alberta places, but was sent to the races when trials showed she was a fleet one. Weight has no terrors for the racy looking brown and the farther they go the more she seems to like it. Belle Flower is a four-year-old daughter of the California Derby winner Meelick and Apple Bloom. Counting Carabosse there are twenty-seven thoroughbreds at Tanforan. Jack Clifford is training fourteen head for J. W. Marchband, two two-year-olds and twelve coming two-year-olds. C. C. Van Meter has nine horses belonging to director Frank J. Kelley, six coming two-year-olds and three of the older division, and H. D. Shevlin has started a public training stable with two horses as a beginner. Shevlin was with Sam Hildreth for a number of years.

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