Miamis New Track Ready: Grandstand Completed - Equestrians Are Galloping Horses over New Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-12


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MIAMIS NEW TRACK READY Grandstand Completed Equestrians Are Galloping Horses Over New Track. SARATOGA SPRINGS,-N. Y., Aug. 11. "The new race track at Miami will be ready long before the opening," -announced Joseph M. Smoot, president of the Miami Jockey Club, who was a visitor at the Saratoga track Saturday. "As a matter of fact, the plant is eighty-five percent completed now. The track, which Luke Cassidy boasts is one of the best in America, has been finished for several days, and the equestrians around Miami have been galloping their ponies and saddle horses over it The stables with a total of 1,050 stalls were completed several weeks ago ; the track and the stable accommodations will be complete." The grand stand is finished, and all the work that remains to be done is the building of the clubhouse and the kitchen for the stables. Mr. Smoot has photographs to show what looked like a completed race track, and pictures of horses galloping around the oval. Many of the leading owners and trainers hero expressed the belief that the meeting, which will open January 15, would be a complete success and assured Mr. Smoot that they would ship their horses to Florida to race. Among these were the leading stables, including Payne Whitney, R. T. Wilson, Harry Payne Whitney, The Rancocas Stable, Walter J. Salmon and many others, including owners from Kentucky. Luke A. Cassidy, general manager of the Miami track, will be here for the next week and will receive applications for stall room.

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