Cuba Encanto in Triumph: Defeats H. P. Whitneys Cherry Tree in Close Finish-Big Crowd Expected Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-12


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r [ S p ,. a • ," I * ,. v to o ,1 e •. I, j — CUBA ENCANTO IN TRIUMPH j I Defeats H. P. Whitneys Cherry Tree in Close. j Finish — Big Crowd Expected Today. HAVANA. Cuba, February 11. — E. C. Griffiths Cabs Bucanto beat ■ band of Cuban Derby eligible* i in the Pitrua Handicap at Oriental Park this after- i noon. Cuba Bucanto displayed rare gnaseneea la the stretch, where she arithatood the powerful and threatening challenge f|f Harry Payne Whhi coll Cherry Tree and bent him la ■ dririag finish by a length. Cuba Encanto got away an the extreme outside of the others and in the run dowa tie b t kstretca forced ■ fast pace until rounding the far turn, where she il k off her opponents and drew away, but at the top of the stretch Cherry Tree moved up and for a time it looked as though it was all over hut the shouting for the Whitney colt. Cherry Tree, however, tired sliirhtly after getting to the leader, while Cuba Km anlo Bang n with good cour.iLe. Leghorn was third, beaten by a length for aw and place. The Whitnej -able had better link in the open-iag dash when the Pennant — Ruth Law filly True Flier beat Beths ft ion by a length after making .,11 the pace. True Flier carried 11 -"i pounds and ran in- three and a half furlongs in 41%, a new traek record, the previous mark being 41 !... Todays program was made up of seven well-halanced races, the majority of which provided stirring contests. One of the largest erowds of the year tinned out to witness the sport and much enthusiasm waa in evidence, especially from American tone lata, who are here in large numbers. Conditions were as near perfect as possible, the weather being warm and the track fast. E. E. Fitzgerald saddl". 1 a pair of winners during the afternoon la Cubs F.neanto and both of which nice under the colors of K. C. Griffith. llaran won the second by a neck in a driving finish with Flank lHirke. the latter showing suddeu Improvement and finishing fast. Col chile won the third, a dash of three quarters mile He was in light and ridden by Prible. made all the pace and in a stirring stretch drive beat lirst Consul by a neck. It was a fast run race. the time being 1 :!-... NIG WINS BY INCHES. Nig. An Hereto and Borrotta famished a great stretch struggle in the fifth, in which the first mentioned got up i» the final strides and beat the tiring An Uevoir by a bead. Berretta was third, beaten by a neck for second place. Ollie Faluicr was the easiest winner of Hie afternoon when, after being outrun in the early stages, she closed a big gap rounding the far turn, caught and passed the leaders and. in the final eighth. drew away into a long lead. The next four were heads and necks apart. The greatest crowd in the history of the Cuba-Americin lockey Club is expected to witness the running of the .0,000 Grand National Handicap and six other good rncea tomorrow. With a prom-j ise of fair weather and a fast track there is abundant reason for believing that the at tendance will shatter all previous records. The following jockeys will have the mounts in the I big stake: General Menocal F. Hunt Aiken D. Prible Dr. Clark C Hobinson Tomahoi E. Fcninan Billy Barton W. Kelsay The Leopard A. Wilson Sea Prince B. Kennedy Lady Astor B. Seheffel Colonel ft. E. Baker, who recently engaged F. . Wilson to ride for uim in Kentucky during the i I . i coming spring and summer season, contracted with l the boy to ride his horses for the remainder of the e Oriental Park meeting. M. I. Suggs good mare Lackawanna bruised one of her heels in her last race and will be out of f commission for two or three weeks. Gen. John J. Pershing, who is due to arrive at Havana February B, will be entertained at the club , house during his visit to Cuba. King W. Lardner. the popular writer, left today y for Miami, and while here accumulated much material " for his stories. F. J. Stevens will leave Tuesday for Lexington. Ky.. where he expects to become identified with a a stable as trainer. Word was received that James Farnham. who o was prominently identified with racing at Charleston, - S. C, a few years ago. had died at that city. He and his wife were visitors at Oriental Park last it * inter.

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