Havanas Fine Winter Meeting: Entries to Oriental Parks Thirteen Stakes Races Close next Monday, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-30


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HAVANAS FINE WINTER MEETING Entrios to Oriental Parks Thirteen Stake Races Closo IText Monday. BALTIMORE, Md., October 29. With the fall meetings of the different racing associations in the country rapidly drawing to a close horsemen and racegoers are turning their attention to the two winter racing points Havana and New Orleans. Havana, the newer of the two, has come to the front with rapid strides fince the inaugural meeting held at Oriental Park six winters ago. Con-, ceded to be one of the finest racing grounds in the world, it has the added attraction of the sport being held under ideal conditions regaring climate during the winter months. The remarkable increase of interest in the sport year by year and the lavish outlay in adding to the ixsmity and comfort of the grounds mark Oriental Park as one of the most complete and satisfactory winter plants for racing. The meeting, which is scheduled to begin Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 27, promises well. Locally it has taken rapid strides- since its inaugural, and every season finds added followers from the States. This year the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club lias provided an attractive list of stakes to be run at the coming meeting. There are tHirteen in all, which range in added money value from ,200 to 0,000. Nominations to these stakes close next Monday, November 3. Two new stakes have been announced for this meeting, the Cuban Derby and the Grand National Handicap. They are designed upon ambitious lines, as leaders in the future of racing in the Republic of Cuba. The plan is to make them in succeeding years the greatest events in value and Quality known to winter racing. Five of the remaining stake fixtures have been given liberal increases in added money. No purse in the overnight races will be less than 00. as against 00 last winter. This alone will add over SfiO.000 in overnight purse values to the aggregate of the last meeting. The condition book daily will offer purses of 00, 00 and ,000 for handicaps and races for the higher class material. James F. Milton is looking after the interests of the club at the Maryland courses, while at the Kentucky tracks Edward Jasper and W. H. Shelley will furnish the horsemen and public with any information they may desire. The club recently passed into the hands of Charles F. Stoneham and John J. McGraw, the moving spirits in the New York "Giants," but the meeting next winter will be held under the same management as in previous years. H. D. Brojvn, the president and general manager, has retained the same staff as last year.

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