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I i ! J I ■ ; ■ . s e 1 i. d ■ as s ie in " : ie " a a to 0 • 1 iU the ie nt hi n. w s. ONLY THIRTY-SIX MORE DAYS I Remain of Highly Successful Havana Meeting — Jockey Prible Latest Riding Star. HAVANA. Cuba. February 12. Today marked the aereat] first day of the present successful season at Oriental Park, ami there remain but thirty-six more racing days of the ackednled 107 days. If the re niainiiig parted proves anything like as successful a- that which has pasaed into hi-tory general man nger Frank J. Hruen and iiis associates in the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto club will have every reason to l e satisfied. The horsemen apparently are well pleased with the manner in which the meeting is being conducted, for one hears hardly any complaints from them on that -lore, a situation that is unusual at long win- lit- meetings, where there are invariably si me dis-• graatted pc rasas However, with liberal offerings in the way of stakes and purses and fair treatment and an opportunity for every one to win a purse then i- no reason why any horseman should feel dissatisfied. The purse money distribution has been pretty well distributed, in spite of the fact that five or six of the owners have earned large amount-. Every one of tiie approximately 16." stables here baa shared in the purse distribution, which to date amounts to the not inconsiderable sum of 01,000 for the first seventy-one days, an average of ,121 daily, which is not bad for a winter track and wkaeh is in excess of that of any previous aaant- hag. The last week witnessed the arrival of many prominent visitors from the North and they have been eaaaaeeaann in the clubhouse daily assemblage. .Many threat I leal folks have been here, including a part] headed by former Congressman J. L. Rhinock and including J. H. Havlin. J. L. Harris. Hen Lane and Hen Heigenfelt. who during their visit looked over the land with a view of establishing an American theater in Havana. Several noted hotel men have also been visitors, including E. AL Statler and Norman AIcLeod. John Philip Sousa, who with his famous band played an engagement to capacity houses in Havana, was also a visitor at the club- h iman. where he was royally entertained. A party of New York officials returning from Porto Rico stopped off in Havana to enjoy a few days lacing A. L. Sylvester, vice-president of the American Tobacco Company, was a distinguished clubhouse guest during the week and he enjoyed his visit so i well that he has decided to remain over another ■ week. A dinner was given in his honor by Frank Steinhart. noted traction magnate of Havana, at which many representative Cuban citizens were present. D. Prible is the latest riding star to achieve I prominence in the local jockey colony. His work during the last two weeks has brought him into i ■ great prominence and caused him to be hailed as I the coining riding champion of the year. His feat t of riding three winners in one day and on the following day eclipsing this by piloting four winners s has not been equaled here. Prible is a native of f Parkersburg, W. ATa.. aud is eighteen years old 1 and a modest youth. He started riding at Tijuana i last winter, where his work did not attract anything but passing notice, as he rode only one win-i Bar, this being Stanley H. That was on April 5, ., near the end of the meeting. During the summer r and fall he rode at various half-mile tracks, includ-; I- ing Dufferin Park, Erie and the Montreal half f milers.