Close Finishes at Oriental Park: Majority of Winners Score by Small Margins-Jockey Wingfield Injured, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-04


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CLOSE FINISHES AT ORIENTAL PARK. Majority of Winners Score by Small Margins — Jockey Wingfield Injured. * Havana, Cuba. Jan. 3. — Close finishes were tie. order at Oriental Park this afternoon, a majority ef the winners getting home first by only small margins. Much enthusiasm was shown by the large i rOWd present. In the second race Ball Band stumbled while lounding the far turn and unseated Jockey Wing-field, who was suable to ride out his engagements, although shaken up slightly by the fall. Owana and James Oakley, which formerly raced in Jerome P. Besneasa colors, were successful in the fourth and sixth respectively. The former had to be hard ridden to beat Quinn a head. P. .1. Ity.m was suspended for ten days by the -teuards for rough riding in the second race. He was responsible for the accident in which Ball Band unseated jockey Wingfield. Racing conditions were perfect, and the track was in excellent shape.

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