Usual Winter Meeting at Havana.: General Manager. H. D. Brown Says Racing Will be Continued in Cuban Metropolis., Daily Racing Form, 1918-06-26


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USUAL WINTER MEETING AT HAVANA General Manager H. D. Brown Says Racing Will Bo Continued in Cuban Metropolis. Cincinnati. 0.. June 25. — II. D. Brown, general manager of the Cuba American Jockey Club, was an arrival from Xew York to see the running of the Latonia Derby. He will return east at once. Horsemen who talked with him. were delighted to learn that so far as can Im- foretold at this time, the usual winter race meeting will be held at Havana next winter. Since the close of last winters racing in March. Mr. Brown has been devoting the greater part of the time to matters connected with Havana racing, that will have a direct bearing uikui the success of the next meeting at the Cuban metropolis. The most of his time has been divided between Washington. Baltimore and Xew York, although he did make a flying trip to Havana to make an inspection of certain improvements that he laid out at Oriental Park befor.- returning to the United States at the close of the Cuban racing season. On arrival here, he received a enble from a committee of prominent Cuban ladies, including Mrs. Menocal. wife of the Cuban president, and the wives of several members of the presidents cabinet, seeking permission to use the Oriental Park track for automobile racing on June 29 and 30 for charitable purposes. He immediately cabled back donating the use of the track without charge and offering his services in any capacity desired to help make the affair a success. Mr. Brown stated that the proposal to abandon fall racing in Kentucky had created a most painful impression in the east, both in racing circles and aiming army officers, who appreciate the value of lacing as a means to keeping up the standard of the army horse in America. Prominent representatives of the army, to whom he talked while in Washington recently, were loth to tielieve that the proposal to abandon racing in Kentucky this fall was receiving serious consideration, in view of the urgent need at present of upholding the hands of the national government in such an important item as is involved in the replenishing and improvement of the horse supply of the country.

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