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Wade Arrives From East To Witness Derby Running CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 3. — Horace Wade, publicity director for Gulfstream Park and Monmouth Park, and racing secretary at Hazel Park, flew from New Jersey for the Derby, the first he has seen since Twenty Grand scored in the 1931 renewal. He reported that during the summer months many things are planned for Gulfstream Park, which recently closed a very successful season. Topping the agenda is the construction of the new clubhouse, which president James Donn asserts will be the "finest on the turf." There is every hope this club will be ready for the 1951 meeting. Blueprints are already on hand and a Miami architect is making plans to tour American race tracks for ideas to incorporate in the set-up. Need of a clubhouse was never more emphatic than at the recent session, when both crowds and mutuel play showed an increase over the previous year. This was a dominant factor in the decision to build by 1951, if possible. Vice-president Albert I. Appleton has been placed in charge of construction, says Wade and in company with Donn, will approve all plans.