Douglas Park Place of Beauty: Profuse Use of Potted Plants and Shrubs Have Added to Natural Attractiveness of Course, Daily Racing Form, 1918-05-25


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DOUGLAS PARK PLACE OF BEAUTY Profuse Use of Potted Plants and Shrubs Have Added to Natural Attractiveness of Course. Louisville. Ky., May 2i. — Those who journey to Douglas Park on Monday next, for the opening of the spring meeting of fourteen days at that track, are bound to be charmed by the beauty of the plant and its approaches. Always satisfying the eve. Douglas Park is prettier than ever this spring. The foliage of the magnificent trees that form such an attractive feature of its landscape effects, the velvety greenness of its sweeping iawus and the thriving condition of the shrubbery with which the natural beauty of the enclosure has been enhanced, all show the berieficient results of the spring rains, which have been falling so opportunely. The entrance to the grandstand has been embellished by the profuse use of potted plants and shrubs and the grandstand itself will l e lieauti-fied by the same means. The space in the infield directly in front of the grandstand devoted to flower beds, is a pure delight to the eye, with its harmonious blending of pleasing colors. The name of King Goiiu appears in the floral design, designed to cull to mind the previous years winner of the Kentucky Handicap. The whole appearance of the plant is a great credit to the taste .-Mid artistic ideas of general manager John Hachmcistcr. who devoted his personal attention to the carrying out of plans for the embellishment and beautification of the two important race tracks with which he is identified, here and at l atonia. The transportation arrangements for handling the crowds that will visit the track while the racing is on have been perfected and will Ik- better than ever. The street railway people have planned a service over the Third avenue line that they believe will be adequate and beyond criticism. The fa cilities for those who limy make the trip to the track by automobile are ideal. -•

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