Havana Makes Bid for Patronage: Program Book for First Eight Days of Racing in Cuban Capital Provides for Valuable Handicaps, Daily Racing Form, 1914-12-13


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P b J 0 J t h 1 t r 1 t d I t li J 1 : $ r i c t : i 1 s i i i i i i : i HAVANA MAKES BID FOR PATRONAGE. Program Book for First Eight Days of Racing in Cuban Capital Provides For Valuable Handicaps. Charleston, S. C, December 12. The program book for the first eight days of the Cuba-American Jockey Clubs winter meeting of seventy days at Oriental Park, Havana, has been received here from Manager H. D. Brown. It is now in the hands of the printers, and will foe issued to the horsemen hero and at New York and Kentucky points next Tuesday. The jockey clubs inaugural offerings to the horsemen are the most liberal of any winter race meeting in America. At the same time that the book is issued to the horse owners and trainers, the complete list of officials for Oriental Park, and other mportant details will be announced by Treasurer Charles Lansdalc and Auditor Frank J. Brucu, both of whom lare now at Palmetto Park, in close touch with horsemen who intend to race at Havana. During the first eight days, from January 7 to January 15. inclusive, handicaps with, unusually liberal offerings for overnight races abound. There are five 1914.sh00 Handicaps, one handicap, and two ,000 handicaps. The other offerings are all 00 purses. Thus Manager Brown has established the policy at Oriental Park at the outset of a new high mark in liberality toward owners during the winter months. The builder of City Park. New Orleans; Mon-crier Park, at Jacksonville, Fla., and of the Laurel track, in Maryland, is sanguine that when turfmen and others view Oriental Park for the first time, they will be amazed at Its magnitude and its general air of completeness and splendor. With the course proper completed and now in condition to work horses over, the finishing touches being put on SOO stalls at the plant, and the grandstand well on the way to completion, work is proceeding apace on the clubhouse, which Manager Brown hopes will be the last word in cxclusiveness in the line of entertainment at a race course. The cost of the clubhouse alone is 0,000, while the immense administration building, pari-mutuel enclosure and betting ring, all under one roof, will make of Oriental Park a landmark visible for miles on either side of Marianao, the Havana residential suburb in which the track is located. Already some of the biggest stables at Palmetto Park are ready with their shipping plans. Harry White and W. W. Lyles, who have been compiling a list of the horses for shipment to Havana for the past fortnight, have completed arrangements- by which, the horsemen, will obtain, au- unusually .low rate? In shipping their stables from the Palmetto Park trackside direct to Havana, via KeyV-Wbsti Ha. .

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