Orestes Beaten Again at Havana: Record Crowd Sees Son of Tracery Go down to Defeat in the Cuba Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-15


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, , . ; ; , ; ; I ; ; . ! , . u . ORESTES BEATEN AGAIN AT HAVANA Record Crowd Sees Son of Tracery Go Sown to Defeat in the Cuba Handicap. HAVANA, Cuba, December 14. J. J. Holtman, favorably known as a starter some years ago, but whose latest efforts have been confined to the training end of the sport, is meeting with much success here this winter. He sent the winner of this afternoons feature to the post when Kiku beat Orestes by three parts of a length in .the Cuba Handicap, which was a dash of a mile and a sixteenth, for a purse of ,000. Kiku. ridden by Morimee, set a fast pace after racing Coral into defeat in tlie first half mile, and lie putgained Orestes in the final drive. This was the second defeat of Orcste.s this season, and his failure today was a source of keen disappointment to his many admirers. The program provided for todays sport at Oriental Park was productive of some highly pleasing racing, witii the finishes jn a majority of the races close and thrilling. Tlie attendance exceeded that of Sunday two weeks ago, when a record crowd was present. "Even standing room in the big stand was at a premium. Brizz and James G. staged an interesting duel in the openiug dash, the former winning in tlie las; strides. James G. was the pacemaker and showed the most speed to the last eighth, where Brizz overtook him and won because best ridden at the finish. Crump was cheered to the echo for his powerful finish on the winner. The Abe Frank gelding Nepe led all the way in the second, displayed keen speed throughout and successfully resisted the game efforts of John Jr. to displace him when the latter challenged at the eighth post. A decided surprise was furnished the spectators in the third race when Old Bed. quoted at 10 to 1 in the betting, beat Horace Lerch by n half length in a hard finish. Old Bed set the early pace, but tired after passing the far turn and appeared beaten, then came again and disposed of Horace Lerch in the final eighth to ,win . drawing clear. Fly Home was the favored one in the fourth race, a dash of a mile and an eighth, but Buck Nail led him home, although the fnvorite was gain-; ing with every stride at the finish. Tlie .following race found Tokalon March and Trnnb.-r fighting it outjtll of .thojast eigandtli, the. two finislriug- in the" orfleF "haliied; "with but"if neck separating them at the end. Duke of Slielbj was third after closing a gap. Kilkenny scored the easiest victory .of the afternoon in tlie final race, having a four-lengths advantage over his nearest opponents as the winning line was crossed. He was tlie medium of a heavy plunge, forcing his price down from 3 to 1- to even money, and his success was decidedly popular. C. B. Irwin has written to Stuart Polk to have a dozen stalls prepared for his liorses. which arc due to arrive here shortly. They are being shipped from Los Angeles to Havana, which is quite some trip. M. M. Shields, who went to France to train after he gave up riding in tlie States, and who has been here all summer looking after several liorses, con-. templates returning to France next spring. When the war brokb out Shields, who was training a pub-; He stable, had seventy-eight liorses in his care, thirty-seven of which were tlie property of Monsieur Lazaro. Among them was Badajoz, winner of many important races in that country. Orlando Yzquierdo, who raced among others in the States the useful platers Orlando of Hnvana and Bolster, has engaged W. E. Suggs to look after the horses lie shipped here from Maryland.

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