Spirited Racing at Oriental Park: Havana Racegoers Find Yesterdays Sport Full of Thrills-Close Finishes a Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-22


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SPIRITED RACING AT ORIENTAL PARK Havana Racegoers Find Yesterdays Sport Full of 7 . "cSnClbse FtSdwCtt WealureT" ?AY,AX-V -uba- February 21. There was some, spirited racing at Oriental Park today, although the card was devoid of any features, the fields being made up of the cheaper grade of platers-. The finishes of several of the races were so close that j the result was in doubt until the official plaeiug was announced. This was particularlv so in the opening dash, while the finishes of tlte third and fourth races were full of thrilK Sensational in the extreme was the success of Twenty Seven in the third. He trailed hi last yositiou until entering the stretch, where he moved up with a terrific rash that soon landed him alongside of the leaders and, continuing on in game and courageous faslilo-i with the able assistance of his rider jockey IV Murray, he caught and passed James G. in the last four strides. James G. tired after securing what appeared to be a safe lead and barelv lasted long enough to save second honors, Pajaroita II. finishing a head behind , him. Another finish that made the spectators sit up and notice came in the fourth, in which Jefferv, after leading throughout, was hard pressed at the end by Phedodcn, only a head separating tlie two at the end. Bac accounted for the fifth, and Fort Bliss led all the way in tlie closing race, both encountering no serious opiositioii. Another son of the promising- young stallion Wrack earned winning brackets at Oriental Park todav when Hatrack beat Old Red in a hot finish in the baby race that opened the days proceedings fter racing Plain Bill into defeat Hatrack gamelv and successfully resisted tlie determined challenge of Old Led and secured the decision by the smallest of margins. King Worth proved a disappointing favorite in the sj-cond, never being able to overtake the flying Driffield. The latter led all tlie wav and won easing up by six lengths. The stewards have ordered the entrv of the selling plater Sam MeMeekin refused until lie has been schooled to start properly from tlie barrier Benjamin R. Hinkle, a clerk in the mutuel department of the various tracks in Kentucky, as well as at Oriental Park, died today as a result of heart disease. His home was in Louisville, to where the remains will be shipped for interment. ;

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