Racing at Oriental Park Resumed: Big Crowd on Hand to See the Sport after an Eight-Day Suspension due to General Strike, Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-14


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RACING AT ORIENTAL PARK RESUMED Big Crowd on Hand to See the Sport After aa Eight-Day Suspension Due to General Strike. HAVANA. Cuba, March 13. Racing was resumed at Oriental Park this afternoon after a lapse of eight days, due to the general strike in Havana. With the return of normal conditions and street car service on full schedule the Jockey Club threw open its doors and a large crowd took advantage of the opportunity to witness the racing. There were stirring finishes in most of the races, which found the winners under sinew-straining driven to win by small margins. Encore scored his maiden victory at this meeting when he won the second race, a dash of three-iiuarters. He made all the pace and beat Lady Jane Grey a scant length. Old Bed defeated Grey Rump a length in the opener. Manganese made a runaway affair of the third, winning by a length and a half from Senator James, while Biondel and Phedoden won their respective mces by necks. In the sixth Zodiac won by four lengths from the wvorlte First Ballot. The winner paid 8.10 in the two dollar mutuels. Mrs. L. A. Livingstou, who maintains a big breeding establishment at Rancocas Farm, Eaton-town, N. J., was a visitor at Oriental Park this afternoon. She arrived in Cuba several days ago and will, remain here to witness some of the racing. Mrs. Livingston sent aliout a dozen yearlings of her own breeding here a month ago. A majority of them have been disposed of to some of the more prominent Culyiri owners. She has retained several of the older horses to carry her colors at this meeting. C T. Worthington. who came here with a useful string from Kentucky, has arranged to ship his stable ito Islington Saturday. His horses have won upward of ,000 at this meeting. Among the prominent visitors at Oriental Park this afternoon were Edward Cullinun of the board of governors of Harvard Club, New York; J. C. McCall, vice-president of the New York Life Insurance Co., and Thomas W. Slocum, a large textile manufacturer.

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