F. D. Weir is Invincible: Captures Another Havana Stake and a Double Victory, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-03


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F. D. WEIR IS INVINCIBLE Captures Another Havana - Stake and a Double Victory.; r. Belle Roberts: , and Giis Scheer His Winners Fast and Spirited Racing. HAVANA, Cuba, February 2. Todays program was probably the best offered by the Cuba-American Jockey Club this season. The purses aggregated 1919.sh,100 and the conditions were made to suit the various class of horses. The Caribbean Stakes and the Honduras Handicap were the features. Belle Roberts, which was coupled with T,etlev as the F. D. Weir entry, beat Cleek by half a length iu the Caribbean. The latter made all the jiace and finished in courageous style, but could not withstand the terrific closing drive of the winner. Belle Roberts victory gave the Weir stable a double, its colors also finishing in front In the third race, which was won by Gus-- Scheer: Tippler showed a. good performance in. the Honduras, Handicap when he beat the shifty plater Hamilton A. The winner came from behind and just managed to , get up in the closing strides to win by a nose. In this race the five and a half furlongs were ,run in l:05f. Former Jockey Willie Dugan, wio took, over the. horses of Senor Rnmen Lnrrea, Jr., a few days ago, had the satisfaction of having the first horse he, sent to the post as trainer returned a winner when Brizz beat a band of platers in the second race. Brizz, after a desperate struggle with Primero, beat the latter by a short head. Gus Scheer. recently acquired by tF,JWir. -.through. the- clamimr route, equalled -theTrack" record for three-quarters of a mile, going the distance in 1:11. Aside from the opening dash, todays; racing was replete with thrilling finishes, the winners in the majority of the races having but little to spare at the end. u The stable of Senor Diaz scored another victorv when Pretty Baby beat Kernan a length in the fifth race after the latter had set a fast pace t the last eighth. Tlie final race of the afternoon resulted In the downfall of the warm favorite, Gordon Russell, and the easy victory of Marys Beau, which triumphed over Soldier a length. H. E. Leigh disposed of the plater Stiletto to George Bangs at private sale.- Jockey Dreyer was suspended for five days for rough riding in the second race. The attendance today was probably the largest of the season.

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