Rain at Oriental Park: Heavy Downpour Just Before the Races Makes Going Muddy, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-15


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RAIN AT ORIENTAL PARK Heavy Downpour Just Before the Races Makes Going Muddy. - Pickle Fancy Wins Best Contest of the Day -Winners Have Easy Time. HAVANA, Cuba, February 14. A heavy rainstorm just before time for tlie races at Oriental Park this afternoon muile the track mudday ami caused j-evernl withdrawals. Most of them hart been entered while the track was fast, they being performers favoring a fast, course. Nearly all the winners today had plenty to spare. The best race of the day was the fifth, in which eleven well-matched sprinters went to the post for a dash of five and a half furlongs. Quentin Preece had the mount on R. Larreas Fickle Fancy, which showed great improvement in the hands of her new trainer, Willie Dugan. Fickle Fancy was in the outside position, and young Preece got her away iuickly. and with vigorous riding was able to cross over. He got the fillys neck in front at the end of the first quarter. Ed Garrison led a compact bunch behind. Thurber challenged at the stretch with Phedoden, but Preece M-ent to work on Fickle Fancy nnd got home a little more than a length to the good. The winner of the opening race came from the Mnrrone Stable, when Fustian led all the way to lx:at Lucky Day by three lengths. The real interest in the race centered in the fight for second plaice. Lucky Lady just lasting long enough to get the decision by a neck, while Exempted was third a similar distance in advance of Iron Boy, which closed jip, in sensational style at the end after lifting .outrun early. " 1 The public supported Galaway in the second race "with rnr.e confidence and was rewarded by i-eelng the Dalley representative lead throughout and irnw away in the last eighth to win by five lengths. The Sir Huon mare Lola found the going to her liking In the third race and made every post a winning one, never seriously menaced. Hands Off was second and Merry Jubilee third. Sweet Alyssum was much the best in the fourth race, a dash of three-quarters of a mile, and, setting a fast pace from the rise of the barrier, never left the result in doubt for a moment. Ballad and. James i. got the short end of the purse. Q. Preece landed his second winner of the afternoon when he scored with Vocabulary in the closing dash, the nursery-bred filly drawing away after entering the homestretch to win by a comfortable margin. St. .lude, the odds-on favorite in this race, could do no better than finish third. After the running of the last race yesterday M. Lowenstein claimed Dragon Rock for ,050, nnd II. W. Plant claimed Kingfisher for 50.

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