Goldblatt Praises Miami: Horseman Pleased with Buildings and Track Proper Under Construction in Florida, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-27


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GOLDBLATT PRAISES MIAMI Horseman Pleased with Buildings and Track Proper Under Construction in Florida. NEW YORK, N. T.. March 2B. "There is no spot on the North American continent like Miami for winter racing," was the declaration of Mose Goldblatt, the most recent arrival in New York from Florida, Mr. Goldblatt, who is at the Hotel Pennsylvania with his wife and daughter, visited Miami after : a successful season of racing at New Orleans and is staying a few days in New York before going on to Kentucky to take charge of his stable and the horses that the H. P. Whitney establishment will race in the West when the season opens. "I was greatly impressed with the way work is progressing on the new racing plant of the Miami Jockey Club," said the veteran horseman. "At least one-third of the 1,050 stalls that are to be built are completed. I never saw better stalls on any track and was surprised to see a winter track putting up such stables as are being built. Each and every stable has the best of plank flooring and the stalls are roomy witli the best of arrangements for ventilation. "In my opinion the track will be one of the best to race over and to train over that there is in America. This track is all laid out, leveled up and excavated and the work of mixing the loam with the sandy soil of the track will soon be completed, so that there will be ample time for the track to become well seasoned before next winter. The track is ideally located and the soil is of the best sort for making a track. "Work on the entire plant is going along in fine shape and I want to congratulate the Miami Jockey Club on having a man like Luke Cassidy to look after the details of planning and building. He has had plenty of expreience and of the right kind and he is certain to have a racing plant that horsemen will be enthusiastic over when it is completed. I already am enthusiastic because I have seen enough to satisfy me that the Miami Jockey Club track is going to be one of the best in the world,"

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