Showers at Oriental Park: Sudden Downpour Changes Track Conditions and Upsets Are Frequent, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-26


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— *— — — «— ns — — » — — iggeass — ■ , ii ■ ■ i M miHit—i SHOWERS AT ORIENTAL PARK Sudden Downpour Changes Track Condition; and Upsets Are Frequent. HAVANA, Cuba. February SB. — The races at Oriental Park today were run over a sloppy track. A torrential downpour fell just before the horses went to the post for the opening dash. Showers continued until after the running of the fourth when the sun came out and bright skies prevailed during the remainder of the afternoon. The change in track conditions upset form and some of the winners found but little support. The first two were won la runaway fashion, the winners having long margins at the end. Hullo beat Scintillate and eleven more platers in the first race, having an eight-length lead at the end. It. L. Baker furnished the winner of the second in Net Vet. which was ridden by Penman. The latter rushed bis mount to the front in the early stages, eventually winning by eight lengths from Fair and Warmer. E. E. Major furnished a pair of winners in Black Baby and Money, both of which Prible rode. Black Baby beat Count Boris by a short margin, while Money won by a dozen lengths. Or. 1. It. Dawsey, a veterinary surgeon of Great Neck. 1,. I., and Mr. B. F. Meisler of Newark. N. J., have acquired a track of 750 acres near Havana, where they will establish a stock farm, ami have arranged to care for a considerable number of thoroughbreds, which owners will leave in Cuba instead of shipping them to American tracks. The two promoters of the enterprise intend to spare no expense to make the place a model one. The S3. 000 Rotary Club Handicap of five and one-half furlongs will have its annual renewal tomorrow at Oriental Park. It will be the headliner of a good card of seven races. Among those named are Ararat and Guvnor. which will both sport the white jacket of Mose Goldblatt and will probably carry the bulk of the publics support. The following jockeys will ride in the big race: Ararat, Robinson: Guvnor. Penman: Belle of Eliza-liethtown, Pickens: The Boy, Prible; Bad Man. Schcffel: Aiken, Hunt; Last One. Heupel; Col Chile. N. Swart. Eight crack sprinters will face .-tarter Milton. Another large holiday attendance is expected, The local Rotary Club, in whose honor the race is named, will be out in full force. Genual manager Frank .1. Bruen has completed arrangements for handling the crowd, which he expects will be one of the largest of the season. Reservations for boxes in the grandstand are numerous and indications are that Havanas weaith and fashion will be out to witness the sport. The clubhouse will ■gall be much sought after by the society folk, and many luncheons and dinners have been arranged for. Conspicuous among todays clubhouse guests wore .1. B. Drake and V. C. Heilner. who are enjoying a short visit to Cuba. Mr. Drake is connected wiih the Drake chain of hotels of Chicago, whil- Mr. Heilner is the ssssciate editor of the well-known sporting publication Field and Stream. Mr-. W. A. Brownson of Havana gave a delight fnl luncheon to t-.venty-t wo of her lady friends a the clubhouse prior to todays races. Mrs. Hemes Besnehaai also entertained a party of friends at luncheon at the clubhouse.

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