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RIVERSIDE FINALLY BEATEN After Eight Consecutive Victories He Meets ■ First Reverse at Havana Yesterday. HAVANA. Cuba. Keb-uary 1. The Armenia Stable - i-onslsti nt racer Riverside met his first defeat this afternoon after a string of eight coaaeeative victories when he was beaten a length by The Bile- Duke in the sixth race. The eon. lit ioii-of thi- called for a three quarters dash and had a pane of ,080. Riverside forced a fast aatce from the -tart and had a -treiinous time in racing with the speedy A— umpiiou. He wa- in the lead ia I the las eighth, where The Blae Duke irore him .iowii io win in a driving fiui-h by :: scant length. The three-ajaarters were run in 1:11%, tin- flrsl quarter in 22-.-.. the half in 40. I.inercne and Kurhelow were Isdh fractious at the p.-; in the third and fourth race-, respectively, and when Ihe -tart- cam-- Poinerene refu-ed t-. start .-in. I had to be whipped from the barrier. Pnrbeiow, which led when tin- barrier wan sprang, bolted to the end of the chute. This mare has done the -. ninth nig before. The in— t fini-h of the afternoon ramr witi the raaaing of the fifth race in which Punctual. Whip-poorwili and Wilfreds panned the winning mirk heads and necks apart. Heavy clou.N overhung the track after the running of the first three race- and judical ion-point to rain during the night. K. P. Baxter claimed the winner of the sixth i race for ,800. The Roaedale stable*- five year-old gelding loyal ist. b The Manager -Ancient, will bo out of training f. r several week- a- a re-ult of . ne of his leg-baviag filled up. It i- ino-t unfortunate for the • owu.-r. as the hor-e wa- in winning form and would I probably have added several more victories to his ; credil before the end of the leason. Bill n.las , paid 8128 for him at an auction sale at l-atoaia la-t fall when the gelding appeared hopelessly 1 broken down. For lie- aeeand time this week jockey Crump wa-f . .fee.i to cancel Lis riding engagements on account of illness due to excessive reducing. The Armenia Stable -old the horse Black Princ-to ■ P. ■!. Crawford on private terms. Blazeaway. wiun.-i of six Straight races here, • , has been retired and -ciii to the Armonia- Stables amailo lianch. j .lack iold-1 ...rough, after a abort vi-it. departed 1 ] today for New fork, where he will look after tie , horses belonging to Charles A. Stonehain. presides! 1 Of the uba Amei i.an Jockey and Aulo Club. John Hnrrigaa, a well known I asiaesa man of 1 Havana and a frequent visitor at Oriental Park, l.-fi today for New York. Jockey Ball was taken -j.k this morning and 1 removed to a local hospital.