Another for Hamilton A: W. E. Applegates Speedy Racer Wins Pan-American Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-14


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ANOTHER FOR HAMILTON A. 4 W. E. Applegates Speedy Racer Wins Pan-American Handicap. Beats a Fast Band of Sprinters in Fast Time Close and Interesting Racing. HAVANA, Cuba, February 13. F. D. Weir sent another winner to the post today when W. E. Applegates Hamilton A. beat Tippler ii head in the American Handicap, a dash of five, and a half furlongs, that featured a good program at Oriental Park. A fast band of well-matched .sprinters met in tlie Pan-American, with no outstanding favorite, five of the seven starters practically being held on even terms. It "was a fast run race, Cleek. with. 121 pounds, setting a terrific pace to tlie last eighth before tiring from his effort under Jiis big impost. When the pacemaker dropped back Hamilton A. and Tippler were left to fight it out nnd the -result was in doubt until in the final strides tlie Apple-gate racer being awarded tlie decision by a head. Skiles Knobs heavy impost seemed, to anchor him and .he was never prominent Tlie" time of the race was lzO"t tlie half being run in.47 and the five-eighths in 59. IncidentaUy it, marked the fourth victory of Hamilton Aj, lit thts uiceUiij. is Summcrllkc weather helped to swell the attendance to good- proportions, -while the track rwas. at its best and the racing of a diameter that appeals most to the average racegoer. , Steve Wida, a young lad just beginning, hi-t riding career, caused a sensation by piloting- to victory Little Buss in the fourth, race; the third mount lie has" lmd to -date. Tlie opening dash brought togetherXIeveit maiden tlirec-year-olds, and Lamp Post, comitig from l;v IiindbeatvBaHdudtiiiv XrhnItf!lenipth7jlfya,ditrliiK5 -finish after Bob Baker had tired from "setting the pace. The second race fell to Sam Hill, "wjiich had a safe margin over Lady1 Jane Grey, both outsiders In the betting. , Only a neck separated Bierman and Capital City at the end of the fifth race,, in wiiichWhippoorwjll, the favorite, finished fourth after "being outrun in the early stages. . C Another closer-fiuisli came in the closing race. Kay Spenees Sasenta winning by; a half length under a good ride on the part of Lunsford.

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