Appropriate Celebration: Washingtons Birthday to be Fittingly Observed Today, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-22


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I i I "i " 0 1 D I I 1 1 1 5 . , APPROPRIATE CELEBRATION i ♦ i Washingtons Birthday to be Fittingly Observed Today. J i « . Rain and Heavy Track Play Havoc with Tuesdays Card — Guv nor in Easy Triumph. J 0 ". HAVANA. Cuba. February 21. — Washingtons birthday will be fittingly observed tomorrow at Oriental Fark by the running of a program of six good races, with two appropriately named feature events. It will bring in contention good fields of horses and should provide an excellent brand of sport. These race s are the Little Hatchet and American Legion Purses. The first-named is for three-year-olds exclusively and will bring under colors a number of highly regarded Derby eligibles. The other is for all aged horses. The Havana post of the American Legion will be out in force to help celebrate the day and the presence of the world war veterans at the course will aid materially in a fitting observance of thn holiday. The local chapter of the American Red Cross will also be represented. In the evening theie will be a number of social events at the clubhouse, including a number of dinner parties to be given by prominent American residents of Havana. Robbins famous orchestra will play a number of patriotic and musical selec-" tions. which will add much to the holidays celebra- tion. The absence of Last One from the Beach Handi- cap this afternoon robbed it of much interest. It proved to be little more than an exercise gallop for Guvnor, the favorite. He simply reveled in the going and ran away from The Boy and General J. M. Goaoea, winning by a large margin after racing under restraint all through the last eighth. The races were run over a heavy track with hilt tcrmittent light showers falling during the after-1 noon. The change in the footing was responsible for numerous withdrawals, small fields facing the starter in the different races. The veteran gelding Pullux proved best in the opening dash, in which he was the even money favorite. Kennedy kept him under restraint until straigateried out in the home stretch, when be look command and drawing away into a long lead won easily. LithoUck was a tiring second, just a length in front of Kayman. Fictile made all tin- pace in the second, winning under restraint from Molly Puff. The latter closed with good speed in the stretch and easily held safe the fir t and ~, ad choices. Navisco and Acosta. The speculation in the third was almost equally divided between Currency and Blazeaway, but both were beaten. Currency sprinted into a long bad in the first half, but in the stretch tired badly, and Fickle Fancy, closing with a fast rush, g..t up in the last twenty yards and won going away by a length. Currency lasted long enough to beat Taraocoa by a length for ooeoai place Blazeaway showed M speed ami was last but one at the finish. CLOSE CALL FOR THE ENQUIRER. Penman and The Fnipiirer proved a winning combination in the fifth. The latter was hustled along in front in the racing to the first turn. where be drew away and was then rated under slight restraint until the final eighth, where he began tiring. At the finish he was doing his best to hold safe Little Dear, winning by a head in a driving finish. The closing daah fell to Hazel W., which trailed Ploilo to the stretch turn, where, taking the lead, she drew away and led by eight lengths at the end. The gathering at the clubhouse this afternoon included many newly arrived tourists, conspicuous among the number were J. Herndon Smith, a banker. and H. J. Stroiuboeadear, a steel man, both of St. I.ouis. Other guests included Mr. and Mrs. George Oriffith of Chicago; Mrs. J. B. Scott of Washington: Charles A. McCann of Baltimore, and H. J. Scully of New York. Mr. and Mrs. C. Lancaster gave an enjoyable dinner party in honor of Mr. and Miss Bicknell on the clubhouse roof. The list of guests included, besides Mr. and Miss Bicknell. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Bruen, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Steinhart, Mr. and Mrs. L. Qaooada, Mr. and Mrs. Gonzales, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart. Mr. and Mrs. Morales. Mr. and Mrs. Lowenthal. the Misses Alice and Florence Steinhart, Miss Angus. Miss Gonzales. Count Naselli. Mr. Quill-hert, Mr. Pratt. Dr. Guiterrez, Mr. Dickey, Mr. Miers and Mr. Lenare. J. H. Patterson, an employe on one of the books and the owner of a small stable, was notfied of the death of his racing partner. D. T. Bonne, which occurred Monday at Harrodsburg, Ky. Announcement has been made of a race meeting at Omaha, Neb., in connection with the Ak-Sar-Ben Exposition, to open June 3 and run until June 17. Martin Nathanson has been appointed presiding judge and racing secretary. Mr. Dondas will have general supervision of the meeting. It is the intention of the promoters to give a ,000 Derby. Sam 1. Harris and Archie Selwyn. theatrical managers, who have been here for several weeks. departed today for New York. —0— ;

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