True Flier is Victorious: Defeats Unbeaten Lorena Marcellia in Cuba Juvenile Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-19


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, I , ; . J ■ ■ , I . 1 l ■ 1 1 i 1 s 1 " " e z i h c e « s n J. I it ir m on n ,n n ,e ■ y i, id t, Ii. TRUE FLIER IS VICTORIOUS 8 Defeats Unbeaten Lorena Mar-cellia in Cuba Juvenile Stakes. » Smashes Half-Mile Track Record in Winning First Two -Year-Old Stake of the Year. HAVANA. Hb.i. February 1*.- Samuel H Hnrri*. the well | aaa B theatrical magnate, made an aus picious return ta the 1 uf as an owner at Oriental Park this afteraeea when he furnished the winner of the Juvenile stakes in the well-bred filly Tru » Flier, which he acquired from Harry Payne Whitney a few days ago. The Juvenile is a dash of a half mile and it was the first time this year that the youngsters have been asked to go that far. The fact that Iyorena Marcellia, with an unbeaten record of four straight victories, was among the starters lent added interest to the running of this stake. True Flier, ridden by C. Robinson, left the barrier none too good and had to start from the extreme aateide of the others. After being carried wide all the way she finished with a wonderful display of speed that brought her on even terms with Lorena Marcellia. which had set the pace at a fast clip fn in the start. During the final eighth the pair raced like a team, with the result in doubt until the last few strides. The daughter of Pennant was not to be denied and as they crossed the winning I, ne True Flier had a half length advantage and the Jones filly met her first reverse in five starts. It was a fast run race, the quarter in 23%, three-[ eighths in 3.". and the half in #T%, a new track record for the distance. In her previous races True Flier e-lablished a new track mark for three anil one-half furlongs and is certainly a speedy young miss. Ideal weather and perfect track conditions, together with a splendid program, with the Cuban .Tuvenle Stakes and the Island Handicap the outstanding features, served to attract to Oriental Park an attendance of large proportions. Interest in the racing was keen and speculation of large volume. Aside from the "baby" stake feature the Island Handicap found most favor, with four of the five starters having about an equal share of admirers. Kverybody expected a hard fought battle, but Mose .oldblatts Cuvuor soon dispelled that idea. He was away like a flash and quickly racing into a big lead ran away from the other--, with his jockey easing him ap at the end. Last One was second and The Boy third. Constantino easily accounted for the second race. Rigodon was undoubtedly the best, but suffered many mishaps during the running and was finally beaten by a neck for the short end of the purse. Marauder was an easy winner in the third. After following the others in the early stages he_ moved up fast in the homestretch and drew away without effort in the last eighth. CHRISTIE HOLTERS BY SMALL MARGIN. Christie Holters wore down the tiring Loyalist in the stretch of the fifth and just managed to get up in the final strides to win by the shortest of margins. Sam Harris who is here accompanied by hit partner. Archie Selwyn. was much elated over True Fliers victory today. It was the first time the red and green sleeves and cap have been seen in public since the days when the good mare Sadie S carried them on the metropolitan tracks. True Flier will be sent to Maryland at the compulsion of this meeting and be raced in the Last. The Cuba-American Handicap, with tf.RM added. at a distance of three-quarters of a mile, which is the first three-year-old stake of the year, will have its renewal tomorrow, when it will be the bright particular feature of a fine Sunday program. Six other corking good races are carded. TUB stake. although aaaabered among the least value of the Oriental Park stake fixtures, is nevertheless an important one. as it has an important bearing on the Cohan Derby, which will be run on the closing day. March 26. The victor of tomorrows race will probably rule as the prevailing favorite for the S15.000 stellar attraction of the Cuban turf. The jockeys BChedaied to ride are as follows: Cltimo, N. Swart; Tomahoi. Penman: Quesadu. Kelsay; Little Black Sheep. Fields; Ultimata, Prible; Comedie dAmour, Kennedy. Adam Engle. owner of the famous Lngle Chop House in New York, accompanied by his wife, arrived today. He is the uncle of Fred Lngle, chief assistant to caterer Hal Stevens. Otto Stahl. a wealthy provision dealer of New York, accompanied by his wife, were also among those of the Fugle party who visited the clubhouse. The Bosedale Stables good mare Meliora bled during bet race on Friday. This accounts for thn mare quitting after she had led for the greater part of the race. Among the distinguished visitors now at Havana who were entertained at the clubhouse today were Major Thomas Walsh, attorney of Boston, who is I brother of Senator Walsh of Massachusetts; Henry Moir. owner of the Morrison Hotel of Chicago; L. 0 Prior, director of the Lenox and the Brunswick Hotels of Boston, and E. Kpley of Omaha, Neb., who is interested in a number of western hotels. 8 l

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