Laurel Park A Place Of Beauty: Many Improvements Made Since Last Meeting--Track Expected to Be Faster than Saratoga., Daily Racing Form, 1918-09-26


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LAUREL PARK A PLACE OF BEAUTY Many Improvements Made Since Last Meeting Track Expected to Be Faster than Saratoga Laurel Md September 25 AVhen the admirers of thoroughbred racing gather at Laurel Park next Tuesday to view the running of the inaugural program of the Maryland State Fairs annual October meeting they will be agreeably astonished at the magnitude of the plant Improve ¬ ments will total over 50000 making all told approximately 300000 expended on the attractive home of the Maryland State Fair FairWhile While work has been under way for weeks on every part of Laurel Park enclosure the track proper lias not been overlooked It lias been raised in some sections as much as five feet and the horsemen who have visited it lately are unanimous in their opinion that it will be as fast as Saratoga where so many records went by the boards boardsThe The Laurel Park track is in the hands of a master superintendent Frank Keegan This Kecgan is the same individual who prepared the Juarez track for recordbreaking performances AVith the cream of twoyearolds as well as the older divisions in attendance here next month track rec ¬ ords arc destined to fall fallThere There will be special features at Laurel Park and if one in question materializes it will vie in question with that memorable clash of Omar Khay ¬ yam and Honrless HonrlessAn An innovation which will be appreciated by the clubhouse members at Laurel Park this fall will l e the erection of a covered walk from the auto path to the clubhouse and the enlargement of the northern end of the iiorcli iiorcliCemented Cemented walks have taken the place of board the iMMiutifiil judges stand has been raised on a foundation of concrete the parimutiicl emporium enlarged new fences and palatial stables for the carriers of the silks of wealthy sportsmen have been erected The flower beds and greens which put a picturesque tinge to the Maryland State Fairs plant will be more profuse than ever with nothing but the best at the disposal of those who find an exhilarating afternoons enjoyment at the races

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