Herron Loses by Inches: His Defeat in Main Race Outstanding Incident of Saturdays Havana Program, Daily Racing Form, 1921-01-23


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■ | j j j I I , | | ! ■ , | j , I , , . ! , ! ! . ! I j j j ! : ? J . 1 j J HERRON LOSES BY INCHES His Defeat in Main Race Outstanding Incident of Saturdays Havana Program. HAVANA. Cuba. January 22.— The defeat of ! Herron. the Cuban Derby winner, in the La Discussion Handicap, the main nttrnction of todnys piogram was Hie stnrtling incident of imlays rnring al Oriental Park. Herron was nn odiL on choice and great was the surprise of the big crowd when War Zone led him home, although the bitters winning margin was but a nose. Herron was on the j outside nnd went wide when entering the stretch. . Just when he nppenred hopelessly beaten he staribd the spectators by ch sing in on the lenders nnd j with a remat knl.le karat of s] eed quickly drew nlmost on even terms with War /one. losing the derision by the smallest of margins. Kdward CebriMtis Vea Tiomp filly Jon Jou made amends today for her defeat b.v Klias O. the last time out. She set | irnat pace and displaying dazzling speed ran Ike three -eighths in 34:-.. equal ling the track record. II. P. Whitneys Pinnacle was second, hut never sorb iisly threatened the winner, while Klias 11. was dajog hi- best to tar* third place. American Kaglo was the choice of the public in the second race and he made good in impressive fashion. Following Lucie May closely to the far turn he passed her entering the stretch and. assuming a nfe lead, encountered no trouble holding it lo the end. After seemingly being beaten at the start, when she got away slowly anil having a roimh time of j it in the early running. Princess Myrtle scored ill | sensational style in the third race. She found an j opening next to the inside rail entering the stretch and. finishing with a great burst of speed, caught j the leader in the last eighth and got up to win b.v [ a length. I Todays attendance was one of the largest of any week day during the meeting, many new arrivals , ] j from the States being noticeable. Among the large crowd which was present was J. H. Whatley. who reports that the good racer Assumption is on the | ailing list, ihv km ■■• was taken down with I slight attack of fever. Among the visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Jones of Louisville. Mr. Jones is the director of the Kentucky Jockey Club. The mare Mavrose had to be taken to the pad dock after being excused b.v the stewards on report from the starter that she looked as if she was suf- j j feriug from an attack of blind staggers. She was also examined by the track veterinarian, who dis covered that the girth of the saddle was too tight, causing the circulation of the blood to be shut off. When released the mare was relieved immediately and becmnc normal. The money wagered on May ; rose will be refunded. Kdward Cebrinu. the California breeder and ! owner, is proud of the fine showing the produce of his stallion Yon Tromp is making in the juvenil" races at Oriental Park. In six races for two-year-| olds run si, fnr this year, four of them have gone | to youngsters by Yon Tromp. Hold Me and Jou Jou both have been double winners. The formal opening of the new Oriental clubhouse is s, heduled for tonight when 200 members of the . Cuba-American Club with t heir friends will sit at : the banquet. It will be served on the roof garden. ; Dancing will fellow. Caterer Alva Wilson, formerly assistant manager of the Pennsylvania Hotel in I New York. is in charge of the arraii!:emeiits. j The riders of the starters in the Marianao Claiming Handicap, which is tomorrows feature, are as i follows: Belle of Klizabethtown. Baffler; Furbe low. Kennedy; Mumbo Jumbo. Boyle: Kight Angle. Crump: Hrund.v. Pickens; Just Fancy. Lancaster; Prig of War. Pit/.: Different Lyes, f . H. Milcr; Mav.-hoiia. Wilson: Small Money. K. Karnes; Ail Aglow, doubtful: Llniont. McDermott. ♦—

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