Saratoga Improvements: Clubhouse Enlarged and Work Under Way Tending to Make the Course More Beautiful., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-24


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! I | . , , , , , SARATOGA IMPROVEMENTS Clubhouse Enlarged and Work Under Way Tending to Make the Course More Beautiful. NEW YORK, April 23.— The management of the Saratoga Association is keeping on with the work of beautification prosecuted with so much vigor the past few years, and racing secretary V. E. Schaumburg. who has just returned from a short visit to the plant, which is now in charge of Thomas Clare, who succeeded his brother William as superintendent, reports many improvements under way, looking to the greater comfort and convenience of the public. One of them has to do with the enlarging of the box and gallery capacity of that portion of the grandstand next to the clubhouse and of the clubhouse itself. By the elimination of the stairway at the end of the stand, room for six additional boxes has been found. In future those who desire to leave the box or club enclosure in the vicinity of the former stairway will use a new exit at the back of the structure leading directly to the paddock. By the extension of the clubhouse balcony fresh accommodations will be available for a couple of hundred patrons As the Saratoga clubhouse is a popular lunching place the increased capacity of the balcony will be warmly approved by the patrons of the association. The same is true of the increased area on the piazza. President Wilson, secretary Bull, and the other members of the directorate have been constant in their endeavor to make everybody feel at home during August at Saratoga. The growth of the place in popularity-has compelled constant changes and the end is not yet in sight. Many of the beautiful maple trees that have helped to make Horse Haven a most attractive training ground have been moved to the main course and distributed under the plan adopted some years ago, converting an already beautiful plant into one that is now one of the show places of the Empire state. Horse Haven, with its pines and elms, still has an abundance of shade, and the thoroughbreds will find the area as cool and refreshing as ever.

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