Stirring Finishes to Havana Racing: Fair Sized Crowd Sees some Excellent Sport at Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-04


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STIRRING FINISHES TO HAVANA RACING Fair Sized Crowd Sees Somo Excellent Sport at Oriental Park G. W. Loft Leaves for States. HAVANA. Cuba, March 3. Stirring finishes came with the running of the various races at Oriental Park tliis afternoon. Racing conditions .were ideal, nnd despite the strong counter-attraction of the carnival festivities in the City of Havana a fair sized crowd turned out for the afternoons sport. Miss Frances just lasted long enough to beat Roekport in the opening race, after having been In .the lead by six lengths entering the homestretch. Leoma and Riverside fought it out in the second and finished in the. order named necks apart. Exempted wore down the tiring D. C. Girl in the -stretch run in the third race and beat her a scant length. The finish in the fourth found tiie first three fighting it out head and head, Presumption getting up in the final strides to beat Kernnu n licad. The latter was the same distance in front of Manganese. Dalrose came from a long way back in the fiftli and won going away in a driving finish with Daybreak. It took the official decision to decide the winner in the last race. High Low just did last long enough to defeat James by the shortest of margins. It was a tight fit between the pair. Jockey Sterling left for Baltimore this morning. He will report to J. A. Gibson, whose horses are at the Bowie course. Jockey J. Dreycr also left this morning. G. W. Lort, who silent the winter with his family in Cuba, leaves for New York tomorrow. Trainer Max Hirsch left for Belmont Tark last week. John J. Flaherty, a representative of the United Cigar Stores, after spending several days at Havana left for the States Sunday morning.

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