Rushing Work At Dorval.: New Mile Track at Montreal Will Be Completed Within a Week or So., Daily Racing Form, 1913-09-02


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RUSHING WORK AT DORVAL DORVALNew New Mile Track at Montreal Will Be Completed Within a Week or So Montreal Que September 1 That the new plant of the Dorval Jockey Club will be ready for the inaugural meeting which will be held from Monday September 15 to Saturday September 20 is now assured The work on the plant has prog ¬ ressed more rapidly than even the management an ¬ ticipated so that within a week or ten days at the latest the place will be in condition to race over The buildings are being rushed along so that they will he completed within two weeks There are now nearly two hundred stables completed while over a hundred more are under course of construction constructionThe The work on the stand paddock and betting ring is being hustled along All that remains to do to the stand is the rooting while the ring has only to H roofed and floored The track Is even now ready to race over and is in fairly good condition It promises to IK remarkably fast for a new course and is well drained by a sixfoot ditch on the in ¬ side The railroads will commence work at once on building their sidings and platform for the accom ¬ modation of the public and the horsemen Both the Grand Trunk and Canadian Pacific Railroads will build sidings so as to enable them to run the racing specials directly into the course which is on the main line of both roads roadsWhen When completed Dorval Park will be second to none on the Canadian circuit No attempt will be made to build a steeplechase course this season but one will be built after the meeting so that it will have a chance to settle and be ready for the spring meeting of 1 14 As the plant can be reached bv l th railroads a fifteen minutes service is promised during meeting and on other days It can be reached in trainsThe a little over twenty minutes by regular trains The program book of the meeting has already reached the horsemen and has met with general approval Racing Secretary Clarke reports that on his visit to Ottawa last week he booked two hun ¬ dred and eighty horses Many of these were to have shipped to Havre de Grace at the close of Ot ¬ tawa and Blue Bonnets but will remain over for the thirteen days racing here The club has announced a stake for next year of greater value than any run on the Canadian circuit the International Derby entries for which will close In November

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