Promise New Hawthorne: Chicago Business Mens Racing Association Plan Many Improvements at Cicero Course, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-26


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, PROMISE NEW HAWTHORNE Chicago Business Mens Racing Association Plan Many Improvements at Cicero Course. When the gates open at Hawthorne on Thursday, July 2, 1925, with the Inaugural Handicap, the appearance and the general surroundings will be so greatly improved that the old Chicago track will hardly be recognized by the local devotees of racing. This transformation is promised by the Chicago Business Mens Racing Association, which has recently made plans to exercise its options of purchase that it holds on Hawthorne. Among the improvements contemplated for Hawthorne are a wire fence surrounding the entire plant ; an additional 110 feet of grandstand on the east end, with a Tattersall Club, which will be a place of convenience for patrons who desire to witness the saddling of the horses and view the races from the paddock boxes or from private quarters in the Tattersall arena ; an additional story to the clubhouse and the planting of some 3,000 trees and shrubbery. The infield will also be transformed into a garden spot, while it is planned to build more barns, so that accommodations for 1,500 horses will be available. As far as the racing itself is concerned, a great array of rich stakes and generously endowed overnight purses are expected to attract the best horses in the country. The Chicago Derby, of 0,000 added, the Independence and Labor Day Handicaps, each with ,500 added, are the chief fixtures, while a large number of special attractions, each of the value of ,500, will be found on the program when it is compiled.

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