Grand National Handicap: Next Important and Valuable Stake Fixture at Havana, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-06


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i i . . i I : . . ; 5 i - j. , ", . n U . 1 3 i_ : it j , 1 , i a t i d of ,f . ,fl :,. , . •■• " in the ie , t GRAND NATIONAL HANDICAP t" ■ a Next Important and Valuable Stake Fixture at Havana. ♦ ; Great Crowd Witnesses President Zayas Present Gold Cup to Trainer of Billy Barton. • b HAVANA. Cuba. February B.— The Grand National Handicap at one mile and an eighth, wilh an endowment of 0.XM . is the next sBfiartaal stake fixture to engage the attention of Oriental Park horsemen and race j;oers. It will have its next running Sunday. February 12 This stnke is the second of the more valuable of Hie meetings fixtures to be decided and. owing lo is™ nud the fact that the best of the all-aged handicap division in Cabs adU contest for the rich prize. it is attracting considerably more attention than a- i orded the baa valuable fixtures that have al-ready been run. Foe this rear*a running there aie no less than fifty-nine nominations, of Which nineteen were declared February l. Those that were not declared by that dale have to pay $." . and SIM addltioaal to star. If there are ten start-ers, which s .ems not an nan soonabU expectation, the race will hav • a cr.iss value of something like 114,000. The field will be made up of each depend able horses as General J. M. GoBBM. and Billy Bar-Ion, both doable stake wieners here: General Meno-ral, Cromwell and Cydoaia, also stake winners this year: Dr. lark. Atta P.oy II .. Aiken. Sweep Clean. Bea Prince. Llewellyn and. in fact, all the heflsna that have been racing well. No finer tribute to the popularity of racing as one of the foremost outdoor recreations of the red blooded people of C dm, in whom the admiration of a fine horse seems to be part and panel of their nature, could have been paid than that of last Sunday, when the greatest throng in the tracks i i torj turned out to witness the running of the .;.".. into President Zayas Handicap, nanar d In honor of Cubas ridel executive. His EifHtarj set his approval on racing, not only by gracing the occasion by Ins presence, but by donating a massive gold and silver trophy to the winner of the race. Which proved to be the GoMapple Stables Billy Barton. the Cuban Derby winner. The presidents generosity mil foretbonght was somewhat of a surprise, as the jockey club officials had no m format ion beforehand of nis Intentions, and knew nothing of the .-jrciim-i tanees until th.- trophy ama delivered at tie- track the ntorning of tin- rue. The preside nl bad selected and purchased the trophy and bad it mitabtv engraved, all unknown to the officials of the dab. He to k ■ keen interest in the race, watching it from tee stewards stand, in the company of his -liiles. After the race he personally presented the cup to Frank Bray, trainer of Billy Barton, at tke name tan- making a few- well chosen remark-;. During in- running of tic other races presidem occupied the presidential box in toe grandstand, which was appropriately decorated with Cohan and Allien::", flags and fest....ns of flowers. His entrance to the grandstand was the signal for a general uncovering of heads, while the orchestra played the C iban m * i nal anthem. el. Bobe-t I,. Bake.-, i he Kentucky turfman, has every rtanen to be thankful that he decided to campaign his stable at Oriental Park this win- ter, for. during the sfa weeks he bars been racing here, be has in comparison won more purse money ...m ;my other owner. This Is remarkable when is remembered that .« table boasts of no stake horses and a arajorlty of its victories have been in selling races. Tin- horses that hav- contributed to his winning are Judge Budrow, Melior, Colonel Lit. Judge Pryor and Maysville. all double winner-, and Lustre and Hutchison. Which have each won one purse Of in -• - idge Pryor has shown t-i tie-bes i tvantnge and is a greatly Improved horse over his Ki ntucky form, Col. Baker expects t remain ben until the dose of the meeting, when he will dispatch his entire sable m Lexington to rest up for the spring seas .ii He has a number of two year-olds ia training in Lexington and these will make his racing establish men one of the largest to be campaigned in Ken-« lucky this spring. He ha- nlreadj signed I. Wilson to ride for him in Kentucky. Tins boy is one of Kay Spences developments ami last season he led the riders al Oriental Park. lie only re-! turned I. ere about three week- ago, but already is riding as good a- tie- beet of them. Keene Brothers have decided a l to start Lack-1,1 now in the aban Derby • be decided March !••; and have shipped toe cit. together with several .ah :■-. hack to Lexington. They will depend upon Llewellyn to rarrj their standard in the B13.BB8 lie for three-year-olds. Ham Keene believes that the latter in!: i- pes- med of much quality and has no hesitancy In declaring that he believes he will uin lie- Cuban turf event. Uewellya lias already sh..wn in good advantage here and as a three -year- old a. ij i- m ■ I be a i eal

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