Busy Days in the South: Work of Renovation Going forward with Rush at New Orleans Fair Grounds, Daily Racing Form, 1914-11-12


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BUSY DAYS IN THE SOUTH WORK OF RENOVATION GOING FORWARD WITH RUSH AT NEW ORLEANS FAIR GROUNDS. Preparations Progressing Well for Revival of Racing in Crescent City in January Arrival of Two Thoroughbreds Arouses Enthusiasm. 1 New Orleans, La., November 11. "It sure looks t like old times." Swell was the comment of some New 1 Orleans people at the Fair Grounds race track yes- 1 tenlay atternoon. when, after walking for the lirst ; time about the great stands, through the old betting ring and paddock, they watched the work going on on the track and, at last, in visiting the stables, discovered two real, sure-enough race horses, which have been here- for several days, awaiting the open- : ing of the midwinter race meeting. The Business Mens Racing Association manage- ineut yesterday took a number of the newspaper men and others on a trip of inspection to the track, and at the conclusion o the survey all were astonished, lirst at the magnitude of the plant itself and. second, at the- amount of work that has been done by the present committee to put it iii condition for the re-opening of racing. Eighty men were at work on the track and buildings, and were making tilings hum. A large force lias been at work for several weeks, and already has the plant ready to house several hundred horses and to put them upon the track if occasion- demanded. , In all, it was stated, about 5CO stalls will be put in condition now, while more will be available on short notice if they are needed. And . the stalls that are being renovated will be in such, condition as is seldom seen at any track, according to the evidence of the experienced. Every stall at the Fair Grounds will be ratproof. The interiors . have been entirely re-built and the sheds are being .whitewashed inside and out. Instead of the stables being named after the States of the Union, as they formerly were, bright new numbers adorn the roofs. The track itself seemed to be in the liuest possible condition, yet it will not be eutirely finished until another layer of line loam has been worked over it. This will he done shortly, and then It will be what it was before, one of the finest tracks in the country. "We. vjjl--huvc the plant ready for- the race . iiieethigMli plenty of time." said Chairman IV.irce the-track-committee. "We have been pretty busy r several- weeks, and will be busy for several more. Lit I think that things are moving along as fast as light be expected, and we are greatly encouraged y the reports coming from the east and north. I eel sure that we will have a successful race meeting." Forty-four hor.e owners, now racing at Iimlico. have agreed to come here to race the coming winter. Judge Joseph A. Murphy, who is at Iimlico. today wired Tom Campbell that the following will ship their stables to the Fair Grounds for the : opening of the meeting: James Arthur, It. J. Allison. G. H. Brysou. A. G. Blakeloy, L. J. Carey, W. tahlll, It. D. Carter, M. J. Conran, J. W. Dayton, J. Farrell, Jr.. E. L. Fitzgerald, W. I. Fine. 1 S. Haefcett. K. V. Haymaker, J. W. Iledrick. F. llerold. Quincy Stable. II. J. Morris, S. It. How-ser, J. L. Jones. It. I. Miller. W. Martin. F. Mu-sante, FA McBride. J. D. Mlsick. J. Unieusctter. J. K. Nash, W. L. Oliver, J. S. Ownbev. J. L. Iaul. J. W. I angle. C. E. Rogers. J. F. .Sweeney. It. 15. .Steele. W. M. Sheedy. J. M. Stowe. J. U. Strode. J. Whalen.. K. F. Wright, and R. E. Watkius. John Hoffman h as written to ask for stall room for four horses. He expects to ship here immediately from l.:ilouia. W. Kerns, who brought two horses here recently from Denver, has them exercising on the local track : every morning;

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