Havana Winter Meeting Under Way: Defeat of Orestes in Inaugural Handicap Brings Keen Disappointment to Large Crowd, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-28


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HAVANA WINTER MEETING UNDER WAY Defeat of Orestes in Inaugural Handicap Brings Keen Disappointment to Large Crowd. HAVANA, Cuba, Xovember 27. The sixth annual winter season of racing of the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club was inaugurated today at Oriental Park under pleasing weather conditions and before a large and representative gathering that included many of the official life of the Cuban capital as well as a number of . prominent- American tourists. It was an enthusiastic crowd that cheered the horses as they . paraded to the post in the opening dash, which fell to Assign, one of the rank outsiders in a betting way. However, the chief interest of the spectators was centered in the running of the Inaugural Handicap, a dash of one mile, for all ages, that was provided as "the feature attraction. Senor Diaz grand Tracery colt, not only popular here because of his ownership, but for the splendid races lie ran at Oriental Park last winter, was the overwhelming favorite in thi race, and keen was the disappointment manifested when he was led home by Hank ODay and Hubbub. Orestes was in trouble right from the start and never had a chance to overtake the flying leader. Hank ODay won easily, while Hubbub was driving hard to save .second place. Crump rode the winner, and it was his second victory of the day. having piloted Skiles Knob in the third race. Williams Bros., who have always enjoyed huge success here, began the season auspiciously by winning with the first horse they sent to the post when Money cantered home an easy victor in the second race. Skiles Knob furnished a surprise when he narrowly triumphed over Hamilton A. in the third race aftar the favorite had led to the final eighth. Another upset came in the following dash when Woodthrush failed to race up to expectation, the winner turning up in Coral, which, however, did not lack admirers. Among the distinguished guests-today were President Menocal, Mrs. Maria Herreni de Seva, the presidents mother-in-law; General Jose Marti, secretary of war and wife and Colonel Julio Sanguilly, Havanas chief of police. In the main betting pavilion were nineteen pari-mutuel machines and an equal number of cashiers, also fourteen books, one .combination, one field rrk- InfteliU Arfiile iu.Oie. stands ;ere jixiaclitnes-aad" one book. ; . H. Bondy severed his connection as trainer with the stable of G. C. Mizell, the Havana owner, and has been succeeded by George Jlnrns. Late arrivals include the following: C. L. Mac-donald, L. Bloom, C. H. Spragne and H. E. Davis.

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