Improvements at Pimlico: Maryland Jockey Club Add to Comfort and Convenience of Horsemen and Public, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-09


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IMPROVEMENTS. AT PIMLICO Maryland Jockey Club Add to Comfort and Convenience of Horsemen and Public. BALTIMORE, Md., Oct 8. In line with Its announcement last spring that before the coming autumn meeting extensive alterations would bo made at Pimlico for the better accommodation of horses, horsemen the public and members, the Maryland Jockey Club has practically completed a number of improvements that place the Pimlico plant in the very front rank of racing organizations. There are two new barns, one at tho northwest corner, on Rogers Avenue, containing fifty-two large airy stalls, and nine rooms for stablemen ; and one at Belvedere Avenue, occupying the site of the old Fitz-simmons headquarters, with thirty-six stalls and nine rooms. , Other barns have been enlarged, so that now there are comfortable accommodations for 892 horses, and 184 rooms, as against the previous number of 843 stalls and 75 rooms. Shower baths, hot water boilers and kitchens are located at convenient places within the enclosure, and a neat, substantial, wire fence surrounds the entire plant. The bleachers have baen covered entirely over, so that it will no longer be necessary for tho "fans" to expose themselves to inclement weather, and fourteen private boxes have been placed at tho upper end of the grandstand, all of which will appeal to the general public, while the members have been taken care of by extensive additions to the "Little Clubhouse." Here the porches have been enlarged to more than twice their former size, tho front steps have been extended to the guard rail, thus, unfortunately, almost obliterating the attractive little grass plot, but greatly enhancing elbow room, while -seven additional boxes have been placed on the roof, which has also been enlarged. The interior clubrooms, such an attractive feature for members, have not been changed, but wider porches, increased accommodations and broader verandas will add greatly to the comfort of visitors and afford a view of the races from every vantage point.

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