Big Day for Senor Diaz: Cuban Turfman Scores a Double Success at Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-02


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BIG DAY FOR SENOR DIAZ t : r- r-r-i H . wJ Cuban Turfman Scores a Double Success at Oriental Park. Zululand and Blue Wrack Carry His Colors to Easily Achieved Victories. HAVANA, Cuba, February 1. Senor A. II. Diaz, the popular Cuban owner and breeder, scored a double victory at Oriental Park this afternoon, Zululand carrying off the Martinique Handicap, the main attraction of a good Saturday program, while Blue Wrack, a first-time starter, won the two-year-old race that began the days sport. Zulu-lands victory was easily achieved, the speedy son of Assagai seating a fast pace throughout without ever being in trouble and running the mile in 1:39. the fastest time recorded at the distance for this meeting. In the opening race Blue Wrack, a good-looking son of Wrack, the first of. his progeny to win, beat a good band of two-year-olds, among which was the speedy Dr. Hall. However, the latter took no part in the race, as he wheeled when the barrier was sprung and ran the reverse way of the track. The colt, which still runs green, had the inside post position and shied away from the starter as he sprung the barrier. Blue Wrack was the third of Senor Diaz youngsters to win brackets since tho two-year-old racing began. G. W. Lofts colors were seen in front when The Talker beat Conscription a length in the second race. The Talkers victory was well earned, as he was forced to overcome the handicap of being shuffled back right after the start. He gradually closed up on the leader, and going to the-. front in the last ni.tteentli held" Conscription- safe at" the end. Rob Raker, favorite in this race, ran poorly and was never prominent, Eugene Leigh scored his first success of the meeting when the Assagai filly Ahlace accounted foi-the third race. Lunsford had the mount on the winner, and his masterly riding aided the filly materially. She caught and passed Dione in the stretch and easily drew away in the last eighth. The backers of Lindsey and Little Nephew In the fourth race were given a surprise when Phedoden led all the way to win in decisive fashion. Phedoden first raced Little Nephew into defeat in the first half, and when Lindsey challenged easily held him safe in a sharply contested stretch drive. Jockey Troise was suspended for ten days for rough riding in the sixth race. Ex -jockey Willie Dugan has been granted n trainers license and in future will train- the horses racing in the name of Senor Ramon Larrea. Jr., which includes the nlaters Rrizz, King of the Scarlets and Fickle Fancy.

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