More Stalls for Belmont Park, Daily Racing Form, 1916-10-21


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MORE STALLS FOR BELMONT PARK. New York, October 20. It lias been decided to build four new stables at Belmont Park and the work will, in all probability, be begun within two weeks. These will have fifty stalls each, arranged in double rows with the back walls common to both, so that the buildings will not lie longer than the average stable buildings already on the premises. The new buildings will be "on the hill" and placed between the barns already there and the training track. A considerable part of the building materials for the. new barns will come out of the row of hangars opposite the grandstand, which have been unused for several years. These stables have been especially designed for the use of owners of small strings of horses who, in the future, will have no complaint of lack of adequate accommodations. It is intended that they shall be fitted as thoroughly modern, up-to-date training stables, and suitable for immediate transformation into winter quarters whenever such a change may be desired. Although the new stables will be at a long distance from the grandstand, they will be in some respects especially desirable, for, besides being right besides the training track, they will be well out of the way of casual visitors to the track, and away from the noise and turmoil of race days. Builder John Olsen has the work of transforming stable No. 15 formerly occupied by John E. Madden well advanced, and early next week this barn, which is being fitted up for Thomas Welsh, should be nearly or quite ready for occupancy. This barn will closely resemble the new barn which has been fitted up for A. J. Joyner, whose horses will be occupying it early next week. At present the horses racing in L. Woods name and supposedly trained by Thomas Welsh, are, during trainer Welshs absence abroad, in charge of A. J. Joyner, and those of them which are not racing in Maryland are quartered in stable No. 21, but this stable already has been assigned to W. H. Karrick, who has found his big stable which, he had; transferred into a winter training barn about a year ago, insufficeint to accommodate all his horses when his contingent now in Maryland shall have returned to Belmont Park. As soon as A. J. .Toyners and Thomas Welshs new stables are ready for occupancy, work will be begun on stable No. 21, which will be enclosed and fitted for winter quarters, just as many others have been during the past year and a half. Mr. Belmonts newly converted stable, No. 4, is nearly completed, and Congressman George W. Lofts stable, No. 1, which is being enclosed and highly finished, also is well on the way toward completion. Great pains are being taken with the workmanship on the Loft stable, and it is expected that when completed, it will be a model in its way.

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