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BILLY BARTON QUALIFIES Establishes Himself as Formidable Candidate for Cuban Derby. » Defeats Last One in Great Finisli — Secondary Attraction to Sea Prince. 4 i HAVANA. Cuba. February -JO. MOBS Coldblatts good three-year-old Hilly Bartoa qualified hand-Noatelj as a f naidabie candidate for the Cabas Derby when he mi t and defeated sonic of the Im-m horses of his own age in Cuba in the fourth run niug of tlie Cuba - American Handicap, considered in the nature of a preliminary for the big race aexl month. P.iih Barton carried 121 panada this after no i: aid .Iter being sared to the stretch, moved up with great speed, caught and passed List On.- in the final stride to win by the smallest of margins, ll was a gland finish and stamped the n inner as a colt of much nualily. Last Oaes race was an ex-cellent one and his first defeat here was no dls grace, the cull displaying wonderful speed and garni ness. although tirillg right near the end. Gen-eial .1. M. I iniiiiz was third after a rough race, in which he was ,-u; off when he attempted lo COMB through on the inside entering the stretch. Different riding tactics, were pursued with Sea Prince today, with the result that the son of Sea King scored an impressive victory in the Kl Mundo Handicap, the secondary attraction of the day Instead of sending Sea Prince to the flout inline d lately with the rise of the barrier. Penman Waited will: him until rounding the last turn. When railed on the colt responded with a rush that landed him in front and he drew away at the end. Rancher was second, but he is not the racer of old and tired when hard pressed in the last eighth Kiveiside got the short end of the purse after a brief struggle with the tiring Walnut Hall. The Facie fill] Second Cousin, away to a flying stall in tlie first race, made evei post a winning mi, but Merimce took no chances aad rode bet •in at the finish. Flying Frog was second, a head in front of Top Rung, which finished fastest of all. The second race provided a fine contest. Orleans Girl was the pacemaker, with the favorite. Cut reacy. in close pursuit. They raced in this order to the last eighth and when tin- pacemaker tired. Currency moved into the lead. Then the real straggle, began. TweBtj ScV.-n challeiigiil and forced Currency to the hardest kind of a drive, the result of which was in doubt until tin- official placing was announced, giving the favorite the decision b.v a head. The Cuba Juvenile Stakes of . •_». oOO addeil money at three -quarters of a mile, and the Independence Handicap of 83,888 added at a mile and an eighth. arc the aexl stakes to engage the attention of Havana patrons of racing. The former, as the name implies, is for two year-olds and will have its inaugural decision on Washingtons birthday The latter is for three-year-olds and over and is I i be decided on Thursday, February 21. which is known as "Ciilo Haire" day. The anniversary hail its beginning in 1883 in the second and final war Ioi Cuban independence. Local racing patrons benefit by the American and the Cuban holidays coining close together, as i! will afford them an opportunity to witness the running of two stake races [u the course of three days, offering these important stake fixtures, makes the present week one of the most important at Oriental Park. 1 lure are forty one eligible for the t uba Juvenil Slakes, including l-.dward ebrians double winner Whispering and Hold Me: Fd Springers BBaa O., also a winner of two laces; Col Chile, Coscie— "i. opulent. Birrhhark and Athgarren, all with win Blag races to their credit. The weights for the Independence Handicap auto In- announced tomorrow. J. II. Moody, who went to New Orleans to assis; I i semen and others in securing passport* to Cuba. returned Saturday night mi the same steamer with a consignment of sixteen horses, seven of which lel-i.g to Logan Denny. si to .1. A. Hall, three to . P. Cloptoll. Jockey F. Hunt was aaaptadrd for three days for disobedience n the past in the first race while astride Miss K.