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and hamburgers will get the most of racing flock to the new race track at .the 62-night ~hich opens Fri- ~se appet- raore than just a Wil'l 'be real taste and dinners-full the same high in the nation's 'and night clubs. ample places ~, ,track personnel Public can get ef- quick service. for the horsemen the first to get around any race either the track ttion 8. GENDER ttle more than to do the job, installations restaurants at Downs race 'task .and one With an exper ithis type ~f. as John . have a ccom- short period of Who .has been for the past about the coun installations from Illin- seaboard and He is or- Md. such large a- as Carlin's Park Swimming pools Concessions, MODERN $50,000 TRACK KITCHEN FOR HORSEMEN For the horsemen who are always the first to get things started around any race track, there is at Shenandoah Downs an all modern $50,000 horseman's restaurant which has a seating capacity of 150 and can serve as many as 300 customers per hour through it's modern cafeteria arrangements. This is the gathering spot for the horsemen from early morning until late at night, usually midnight. staff or the race fans arrive on the scene, there is a modern $50,000 track kitchen. Carroll Gayhard.t, manager of this phase of the concessions bus- iness w,hich Sportservice, Inc., has at Shenandoah Downs, says t~he ki.tchen is to give honsemen the highest quality of food at the lowest possible price. Only choice cuts of meats and the best var- i iety of vegetables and other food stuffs will be served in this kit- Chen Gayhardt said. Can Handle 300 Per Hour The kitchen has a seating capa city of 150 and can serve as many as 300 customers per hour ,throu- gh it's modem cafeteria arrange- ments. All cooking equipment is stainless steel, while the customer areas are fit,ted wit~ lovely chro- me and formica in various bright shades. Gayhardt, who has been in the restaurant business since World War I and for the past five years with the Greyhound Bus Lines in Baltimore, Md., said a ty,pical $1.25 dinner at the track kitch.en will include roast beef, potatoes, peas, carrots, rolls and a dessert. This kitchen was formally o~pened for business more than a week ago. Although Mr. Ga.yhardt is ex- pec,ted to be at the track for some time managing t'he kitchen, most of ,the staff (~f this ~acility is local labor or from nearby areas who have been given proper training in this type of work. The restaur- ant personnel operates on a two s~hift basis with different person- nel for each shift. Opening time is 5 a. m., and closing time midnight which offers the horsemen ample service for foods :and snacks. Some 25 people are being em- ployed in this facility, and it is expected that more than 500 meals will be served daily. This would include breakfast, lunches and dinners. For Grandstand Patrons .... For p~trons and personnel in the ~randstand there will also be ample facilities to satisfy %heir appetites and thirst desires, as there will be four concession stands in the grandstand and a restaurant in the mutuels building which adjoins the north end of Vhe grandstand, Each conce~ion in the grand- stand will be staffed by three or four persons and the stands will be operated from about 6 p. m. until midnight. Among the snacks ~to be sold in these concessions wiN be hot dogs, both regular and gian,t size and hamburgem. For the thirsty there will be all kinds of soft drinks and several brands of beer. The grandstand cafeteria has been buil,t to accomod,ate 150 peoi pie at a time. It is equipped with~ a'll modern stainless steel kitchen appliances and will be operated from 4 p. m. until midnight. The cafeteria will be #vailed by a cashier, several counter workem, a chef, several cooks and a mana- ger, totaling about 10 people. Pull course dinners will be ser- ved from 4 unlail midnight, using only the fines,t variety of fruits and vegetables for both t, he dinner, vegetables and salads. There will also be a variety of tasty desserts. Clubhouse Is Luxurious In the clubhouse which has been built as luxuriously as any in the coun,try and is ,truly the latest word in modernity, conven- ience and comfort, are four snack bar type concessions as in the grandstand and :they will operate on the same 6 p. m. to midnight schedule ms those in the grand- stand. Per those who prefer .to go in for more heavy eating, there will be the best and widest variety of full course dinners served in the beau%ifui and spacious clubhouse dining room and ~,e terrace din- ing area. The entire clubhouse is an o~It- standing example of Sire proof construction embodying every modern for the comfort and service of it's patrons. Perhaps the g, reatest feat ure of the club house is t~he lavish magnificance of it's interior which is completely ,a2r-condi$ion and at t~he same time can be heated when, and if, necessary. And while enjoying the best in food and drink from either ,the Terrace dining room or the main d~mng room, patrons will have a clear view of the proceedings w~ich t~ke place far down belc~ on ,the 5/8 mile track. The clubhouse dining room will be able to set as many as 550 din ers at one time, w4th the terrace d~ning space e~pected to be able to accomodate another 75 to 100 ddners. Chefs of reknown ~All be on hand to see that choice me~ts ~hich Spartservice has arranged t~ 'have c~ming to the ~track's lar- ge commiss&ry frequently, are pre pared in the finest and most ~asty styles by the best ,trained cooks ava2iable. Then after the ~food has been prepared there wiU .be some 40 lovely women wal,tresses, maitredess and 1)ostesses to see ,that it .is served proml~Cly and in the best manner. Both the Clubhouse main din- ing room and t~he ,terrace area 'will be serving dinners from 6 p. m. as long as there is demand for them. Can Make Reservations In the clubhouse dining ,room it will be possible for groups or or ganizations ,to make advance reset rations for dinners. A special 'buf ,fet lunch will also ,be served groups or organizations making reservations in advance, it was stated. There will ,be a total of between 75 and 100 people woricing ,the .t~o dining rooms and four concessions in ~he clubhouse. Then to make that there is always ample foodstuffs and drink on hand for any emergen- cy at any, or all, of :the %.rack res taurants and concessions, ,there has been construoted a large com utility and convenience. ~ssaxy in the be~ck of t.he mu.t- ,.i].~ bu, idln~. And f.l"~m t~l]i,~ c0m missary will be fed fresh fruits, vegetables and drin=la~ into ,the car ious track concessions daily. To make sure that every box of fruits, vegetables, meats, milk, 'etc. brought ,to S henandoal~ Downs is kept~, fresh 'at all times six large freezer "'walk-in" boxes [have been installed at the track. ~There is also another eight large "reach-in" refrigeration boxes. More than a dozen modern elec- tric ranges, a host of grills, broil ers etc., have also b~en installed in .the various concession~s at the track. Trained mea:t cutters will han- dle all ~he fz'esh me~ts right at the track and facilities have been set up there for handling some of the track's own bakery demands. In all a total of some 150 per- sons will be employed nightly 'with about 95-percent o$ the personne! being from Jefferson County or nearby areas. It is expected that about 1,000 x)unds of hot dogs will be served daily t0 he excited and hungry racing fans. Then along width this another 1,000 Pounds of fresh meats and dozens upon dozens of eggs are expected to be consumed. Milk will be pu~hased by the track from Berkeley-Y~a.rmers Dairy, Inc., by the 100 gallons and bread will be hauled by Vhe Man- beck Baknig Company of Haters- town, Md. by the truck load. The record pari-mutuel pav-off was recorded when Wishing Ring won at Laf~onia, June 1'~, 191z, paying $1,885.50 for a $2 straight, $644.60 far $2 place, and $172.80 for $~ show. Prior ,to Wishing RAng's sensa- .blonal showing. ,tilde American mut uel record pay-off was $830.70 ~or $2, on Muze~t~ W., Rt Lexington, Ky., May 7, 1810. Muzett~ W. paid for pl~,ce only $60.25 for $2 and for show $19.50. Muzett~ W.'s straight pay-off d lspl'aced the old record of $1,178 on $5 Nickajack tAcke~ at Jerome Park, Opt. 12, 1872. Among a list of 38 of the lar- gest $2 straight tickets ever cash- ed, including Wishing Ring and IMuzet~t~, are six payooffs .at West Virginia ~nd Maryland tracks: Trycook, at HagerstownMay 19. 1934. $810.00. : Zombro, Charles Town, Dec. 5, 1933, $590.~}. Cadeau, laiml~co, May 7, 1913, $577.10. Heather Moon, Haters'town, May 27, 1919, $499.20. Ruff Mate, Pimlico Race Course Nov. I0, 1954, $420.60. Bus,ter Bell, Charles Town, July 24, 1956, $409.00. In the list of 1ongest~priced win ners anoually, from 1908 to 1957, R. McMillan's Wishing Ring re- turn odds of 941-I; A. Watkin's Muzetta W.. 414-1; J. O. Oxnard's Cadeau. 287-I; J. J. Conner's Hea ,~her Moon, 248-1; O. L. Stryker, s Trycook, ~04-I; Shenandoah Sta- :bles' Ruff Mate, 209-I and R. H. We~.~clman'.~ Bu.~t.,~r Bcqt, 263-1. The 1933 long-odds winner for the year was iMrs. H. M. Parks' Augeas at Agua Caliente, Feb. 24, at 419-1. The .all-time high daily double ,pay-off is $12,724.80 for $2, the amount returned when Rockli.te and Slick Trick won at Caliente on Ju'ly 4, 1954, Thoroughbred Namingls Not Simple Naming a thoroughbred is not the simple process it might seem. All names are subject to approv al by the stewards of The Jockey Club (national authority), 'and they are limited to 16 letters and not more than three words. Spaces and punctation marks count as letters. No name that has been used during the previous 15 years, el- SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON rnl Mr.ns ADVOCATI TtIURIgDAY, APRIL 30, 1959 3---P, ther in the s~tud or in racing, can be duplicated and none can be claimed for an unregis,tered horse. Names of stallions whose daugh ters are in stud, names of famous horses of the past-such as Man / War-names whose spelling or pronouncia~ion are similar be those ah'eady in use, names of il- lustrious or notorious persons, trade names, or names even hint ing of advertising, are not. permit- ted. The name of a living person is allowed only if his written con- sent is filed. Many owners usually submit a list of alternate names in the event that the first choice is not acceptable. Some owners follow a fixed practice of perfacing a name with ~i distinctive word or syllable as in the case of the "Sun horses" ~Sun Beau), the "Valdina horses" (Valdina Orphan) and the "Darby ho~ses" (Darby Dustan~. The late Col. E. R. Bradley's me It is estimated rhat a,bo~t nine out of ten names submitted for ap proval are rejected for variou,s rea sons, You Can Avert Insect Damage To Your Lawn Many soil insect pests damage the roots of plantings in the lawn areas. Among these is the Japan- ese beetle. Control is easy to ob- tain if proper materials are used at the right time, according to David O, Quinn, Extension plant pathologis~ and entomologist at West Virginia Univer,sity. "Now is the time to apply soil inseceticides to control these pests", Quinn emphasized here to- day. "Dieldrin or chlordane is re- commended and both are avail- thod wins to give his horses names able in almost, all parts of the begininng with the letter "B". Mountain State." We At The Extend " NEWEST, BRIGHTEST TRACK IN AMERICA Tim Sinn, Proprietor Phone 367 Charles Town, W. Va. t I t t tt serv,ng |~ BRIGHTEST TRACK IN AMERICA WeAre Proud Our Has Been Selected For Use At This Beautiful New Race Track Wishes For Every Success ~ m m Station East St. Louis, Illinois msmmmmmm m m m m