Largest Saturday Crowd: Sees Decision of Seven-Race Program at Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-14


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LARGEST SATURDAY CROWD i ; ; - - Sees Decision of Seven-Race Program at Oriental Park. Cromwell Defeats Different Eyes in Principal Attraction of the Day. HAVANA, Cuba, December 13. The Camagney Handicap was provided as the principal attraction at Oriental Park this afternoon and. furnished a stiring contest. The eastern turfman J. L. Donahay furnished the winner in the Plaudit gelding Cromwell, which beat Different Eyes by a scant length after a.lohg. hard stretch drive. Skiles Knob finished third, half a length away. The early pace was fast, Hamilton A. and Comfort racing head and head for the first half mile, which they ran in forty-seven seconds. This speed proved too much for them, and tiring they fell back. Then the real struggle began, with the result mentioned above. Light, showers fell during the afternoon, but hot heavy enough to affect the going, which remained fast throughout the day. The attendance was a record for a Saturday and speculation was particularly heavy. The afternoons sport liegan with an easy victory for Duke Ruff from the stable of J. de Kstrampes. The filly Bella AVilfer, carrying the colors of the Armonia Stable, and a first-time starter, was strongly supported and ran well for a beginner, finishing fourth. Williams Bros. three-year-old Allah repeated his success of a few days and led his opponents from -sfcirC-to finish in. the-. "sex-ond race, in which the favorite. Miss "Ivan, was outrun throughout. The Buffalo turfman, AV. F. Poison, furnished the winner of the third race in Dimitri, whlph displayed more gamencss than usual and was materially assisted by Betterton and Yorkville racing each other into exhaustion during the early running. There was little excitement attending the run-, ning of the three last races of the day, the winners in each case having a safe margin at the end. Ralph S. won the fifth, defeating Jose de Aales by three lengths, while Goldeji Chance made a show of his opponents in the following race, and Salvatelle did the same in the final race. Tiie apprentice AAeiner carried off the saddle honors, riding the winners of the first and last races. Col. J. de Estrampes. tiie local turfman, has purchased from C M. Milligan the three-year-old Arenetian Boy, which has been turned over to J. Hope, to train. Jockey 5. Corey arrived today and will ride, for N. K. Beal. The condition books for next week were distributed today among the horsemen. Col. J. de Estrampes scored his first victory of the meeting when Duke Ruff won the firt race. Jockey AAeiner was suspended for five days for cutting off Burlingame at the eighth post in the seventh race.

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