Eighteen Victories for Frank Weir: Fort Bliss Adds Antilles Stakes to His Long List of Successes at Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-13


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EIGHTEEN VICTORIES FOR FRANK WEIR Fort Bliss Adds Antilles Stakes to His Long List of Successes at Oriental Park. . HAVANA, Cuba, January 12. F. D. Weir scored his eighteenth victory of the Oriental Park meeting today when his four-year-old Fort Bliss won the Antilles Stakes, the feature of an excellent Sundav program. Ridden by Q. Preece, he came from behind in tlie stretch run and beat Rafferty five lengths. The stake was worth ,470 to the winner. The races were run over a drying out track and a majority of them ended in driving finishes. Much enthusiasm was in evidence and speculation was particularly heavy. Max Ilirsch, who arrived from the States only a few days ago, saddled his first winner when Hwfa won the fourth race. He was heavily supported, being backed from 10 to I down to li to 1. Kelsay put up a rousing finish and got him up in time to beat Lycia by a neck. A neck separated Bonnie Tess and Phil TTngar at the finish of the opening race, the last mentioned just failing to get up. The finish in the second was similar to the first. Cork barely outstaying Will Soon, while in-the fifth Sttnduria scored bv a slender margin over Croix dOr. The defeat of Sea Gull in the closing race was a big disapiHrintment to his many backers. He finished absolutely last after a bad race. Unar won the race iu easy style, with Maxims Choice second and Egmniit third. Jockey Bullmau was suspended for ten days for rough riding ou Ague and Littlecote.

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