Train Service for Miami: Manager Cassidy Will Have Plant Ready for Stables at Close of Kentucky Season, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-09


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TRAIN SERVICE FOR MIAMI Manager Cassidy Will Have Plant Ready for Stables at Close of Kentucky Season. MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 8. After four officials of the Florida East Coast Railway had visited Miami and looked over the new racing plant which has been completed by the Miami Jockey Club, an official announcement was made by them of a regular train service for the races. Most important is the announcement that a special train" de luxe with parlor cars, club car and dining car will leave Palm Beach to run directly to the race track each day. Next in importance is the announcement that a regular shuttle service will be run from Miami to the race track at Hialeah for the races. The branch that is being built between the main line of the railroad and the track will be completed within a few weeks, and horsemen shipping to the track will be able to .unload their horses at a platform built on the property of the Miami Jockey Club. The track has been completed for some time and Luke A. Cassidy, the general manager, who is here in charge of the course, says it will be one of the fastest, as well as the safest in the country. The track is perfectly graded and drained and there is not a stone, or even a popple, to be found on it. The mixture of loam and sand makes a perfect footing. There is practically no rainfall in Miami during the months of January, February and March, the months during which the meeting will be held, so there is lUtle chance of a muddy track at any time. Everything will be in readiness to receive shipments of horses at the track just as soon as the racing season closes in Maryland and Kentucky, and Mr. Cassidy reports that already many reservations have been made for stalls. One of the largest establishments that will be here will be the Greentree Stable, belonging to Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney, for which atalls are ready.

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