Havre De Grace Ready for Racing: Half of the Stables Already Filled with Horses from Saratoga and Other Nearby Points, Daily Racing Form, 1917-09-02


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HAVRE DE GRACE READY FOR RACING Half of the StaMes Already Tilled With Horses from Saratoga and Other Nearby Points. Washington, D. C, September 1. Havre do Grace is in readiness for the fall meeting which begins on Tuesday, September 11. Half of the stables are already filled witli horses, many coming from Saratoga and other nearby points. The course is in excellent condition and many new improvements have been made since the spring meeting. Secretary Fred Itehberger reports that applications have been received for every available inch of barn space, and many horsemen will be compelled to seek shelter for their horses outside of the course. However, this will be no trouble, as there are many stables contiguous to the track where accommodations can be had. The fact that racing will be in full swing in Ne.w York at the same time as Havre de Grace will make little or no difference, as little if any difference in the attendance will be noted. Havre de Grace depends on its patronage from Philadelphia, Wilmington. Baltimore and Washington. Washington, as a rule, generally sends over about 800 or more persons each day and, considering the fact that it is necessary for them to make a trip of about 170 miles a day, tliis is considered remarkable. Washington has a new -floating population running up into the thousands that have come here since the United States declared war on Germany, and among them will be "found scores who are interested in the thoroughbreds. The mutuel plant at Havre de Grace is about as complete as any of its kind in the country. The same machines that have been used at the Laurel course will be used at the Harford County course. The betting ring or mutuel plant is in a large building directly back of the grandstand with a fine concrete floor and enclosed so as to prevent the elements from doing any damage to the crowds on rainy days. General Manager Edward Burke is expected to arrive here from New York soon and will see that every convenience for the horsemen will be looked after.

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