Mark Time at Coney Island: Track and Buildings Ready for Opening of Long Meeting-Horses Arrive from East, Daily Racing Form, 1933-07-27


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MARK TIME AT CONEY ISLAND Track and Buildings Ready for Opening of Long Meeting Horses Arrive From East. CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 26. When the Coney Island meeting opens Monday, July 31, for a season of forty-two days, George Reed, track superintendent hopes to have one of the fastest and safest tracks in the country. Reed, who arrived here last week and took over the work of preparing the course for the meeting, stated this morning that he has now a deep cushion on the track and at the same time several horses have worked five-eighths in one minute. The improvements to the grandstand, clubhouse, fences, secretarys office, paddock and last, but not least, stables, have been about completed and it will require little more work for Mondays opening. One of the largest stables to arrive at Coney Island this morning was the Mont-alvo Stable of Wm. Gallagher, which comprises sixteen head and came from Rockingham Park. Other arrivals from the New Hampshire track were the stables of Mrs. E. McCuan and W. W. Vaughan. Among the stables now quartered on the grounds are those of Dan T. Morris, W. E. Suggs, F. E. Smith, H. E. Campbell, Mrs. C. Richards, C. J. Martin, Jesse Burks, M. Jordon and W. A. Mikel. While at Latonia, Tuesday afternoon, Pat C. Galliger received the stable reservations of Mrs. Payne Whitney, C. V. Whitney, Mose Goldblatt, S. S. Combs, Edward Haughton, William Hinphy and J. B. Respess. Galliger stated that he registered more than two hundred horses at the track yesterday and that from indications there will be about 1,000 horses available for the long meeting. It is the hope of Jack B. Campbell, racing secretary, to offer four races daily at one mile or over and the conditions of his first book call for that many events at that distance. Route racing has always been popular in this vicinity, the historic Latonia Cup being one of the best attractions offered at the course across the river. Samuel C. Nuckols, one of the stewards of the Cincinnati Jockey Club returned from his home at Versailles, Ky., this morning and announced that the stewards on hand Saturday would receive the applications for trainer and jockey licenses. At that time stewards Treanor, Thorp and Bruen are expected here from New York.

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