Mixture of Day and Night Programs at Scarborough, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-13


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Mixture of Day and Night Programs at Scarborough ScarboroughSCARBOROUGH SCARBOROUGH Maine June 12 Scarborough Downs 51day race meeting for 1953 will have a mixture of day and night race programs Maines only flat rac ¬ ing plant will officially open July 4 with a 1 p m post time and 10 races will be presented The second program will be pre ¬ sented on the following Saturday July 11 when 10 races will be run and the post time again will be 1 p m mNight Night racing begins Monday July 13 with post time set for 7 p m beginning with Saturday July 18 and every Saturday thereafter there will be 12race cards with post time at 3 p m mThis This arrangement was caused by a com ¬ promise made between president and gen ¬ eral manager Aobert A Verrier and offi ¬ cials of the nearby Gorham Harness Raceway which closes a 24day meeting on July 11 11Meanwhile Meanwhile preopening activities are in full swing at the mile oval in preparation for what officials believe will be the most successful season since the track opened in 1950 1950The The major improvement this year is the installation of a drainage system in the stable area Fred Bud Hunnewell main ¬ tenance director has supervised the laying of over a quarter of a mile of 12inch drain pipe along the southern end of the seven rows of stables Catch basins have been built between each row of stables and all surface water will be carried along the new system to a nearby brook

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