Old Miss Wins Cruces Handicap: Big Crowd Sees Good Sport at Oriental Park More Horses Available for Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1917-12-16


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OLD MISS WINS CRUCES HANDICAP Big Crowd Sees Good Sport at Oriental Park More Horses Available for Racing, Havana. Cuba, December 15. The acclimatization of the horses shipped here from the United States having progressed to the point to permit of the abandonment of the four days a week racing schedule, there will be, beginning Tuesday next, continuous racing at Oriental Park every day in the week until Tuesday, January 8, when the regular schedule of six days of racing each week will be entered upon. It has been decided that after the holidays, Tuesdays will be the day on which there will be no racing at Oriental Park, instead of Mondays, as in past seasons. . Old Miss accounted for todays feature race at Oriental Park when she won the Cruces Handicap at three-quarters of a mile, to which a purse of 00 was added. The filly set a fast pace and had a length and a half to spare over Money Maker at the end. This was the fillys second straight victory. Large fields went to the post in a number of of the races and the racing aroused much enthusiasm. The attendance was surprisingly large and the volume of speculation heavy. Many new arrivals from the States were noticeable in the crowds. Jockeys Ball and A. Collins had their first mounts of the meeting today. Recent arrivals included the stables of William Short, G. R. Bryson and others from Maryland. The first named brought Parlor Boy, Joe Finn, Jacklet and Radiant Flower to add to the horses that he shipped here early last month. The Bryson consignment consisted of the horses that he retained to race at Bowie after making his initial shipment from Maryland. . CANADIAN COLONY QUITE LARGE. There is quite a Canadian colony here. Among the bookmakers laying odds in the betting ring are Frank Beers, Jack Hare,, Ed Winstanley and J. Nasmith, all of whom claim Toronto as their home. Canadian stables are also well represented at Oriental Park. James Heffering of Toronto has several horses in the stable trained by Al Austin. Dee Hammond is racing Bulger and Wat for F. H. Sproule, Toronto newspaperman. W. T. Trenholme lias won a race with the Canadian-bred horse Red Post. Jockeys H. Thurber and F. Cooper has joined the saddle brigade at the track, after having been detained for some time at Key West awaiting permission from the military authorities to leave the United States. Thurber is to ride here for W. A. McKinney. while Cooper is under contract to Al Austin. The hitters stable has struck its stride and is winning its share of purses. Jockey H. Shilling, who lias been riding at New Orleans, is about to leave that place for Havana. He is to ride here for Joseph Umensetter. Jockey A. Collins, who rode with marked success here lust year, is among the latest arrivals. He made the trip from New York by water. J. W. Pnngles purchase of Hanobala for ,500 from R. T. Wilson just before shipping his stable from the United States, did not prove a profitable investment, as Hanobala died after arriving here without having once raced for ids new owner. The apprenticeship of jockey Wingfield expired last week and lie is no longer entitled to the usual allowance for an apprentice.

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