Notable Improvements At Laurel., Daily Racing Form, 1916-06-10


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NOTABLE IMPROVEMENTS AT LAUREL. New York. June 9. — Manager M. J. Winn is making great improvements at the 1-iurel track for its next meeting. "Horsemen will find a different truck as compared with what it has lieen," said Mr. Winn. "In the first place the course has been raised two feet and graded from the outside so that the water will run off to tie1 inner drains. Heretofore the water laid on the track and made it difficult to dry out. All this will lie remedied. Frank Keegan. the track .superintendent, came on from Juarez shortly after that meeting closed and has been working at Laurel ever since. Keegan also has instructions to build a steeplechase course and there will l e a cross-country race every day if there are horses enough to furnish contention. There will also be several stakes for the jumpers. About 400 new stalls will be provided for the accommodation of horsemen and a new jockeys room will be fitted up adjoining the paddock. In addition there will be an enlargement of the promenade under the grand stand. It is being made deeper for the installation of six new mutiicl machines. The plans call Car the removal of the cashiers booths to the rear of the mutuel plant. Stake conditions will be issued iu due course. both for the steeplechases and the rate* ou the flat."

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