Sparkling Havana Racing: Marauder Beats Navajo in Great Finish in Main Race, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-04


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SPARKLING HAVANA RACING 1 ! Marauder Beats Navajo in Great Finish in Main Race. ; i » . • . i Harlock and Rockport in Interest- ; ing- Duel — Another Tight Fit in Second Race. . 1 ; HAVANA. Cuba. March 3.— The mile and an eighth race, ruu as the fifth. was the most pretentious ilfeiin at Oriental Park toila.v. It provided ■ sparkling contest, will Marauder winning l .v a in an exciting finish. Marauder was ridden by Prihle. who kept him within strik-ing distame of the leaders until entering the ; stretch, where he closed with great speed and. overtaking Navajo in the last sixteenth, outgamcd ] him in the last stride. Navajo set a fast pact from the start and struggled valiantly in a sinew-strain- ing finish, only to lose right at the end. Meado-worth, an equal choice with the winner in the betting, was cut off when he attempted to come . through on the inside on the far turn, but finished I gaining on the leaders. The sixth race also furnished a fine contest and a hotly fought finish. Hurlock. the odds-on | favorite, led all the way. but was forced to do his i best at the end tn withstand the terrific rush of ■ Rockport, which in a game effort just failed to , J jret up. Raj wood scored his first victory of the meeting when he won the opening dash, a S700 top and I . bottom claiming race at three-quarters mile. He was ridden by the colored jockey Q. Stone and j forced the pace until entering the boniest retch. Where he took the lead and won going away by a I couple of lengths from Bacchanalian. It was the tightest sort of fit between the first four of the nine starters in the second nee and it mil only in the last stride- that the favorite. American • Eagle, managed to poke his nose in front of War Map. The latter set a fast early pace, but . tired when the final lest came and was only a neck | in front of Twenty Seven, which in turn beat Me Kit by a head for the short end of tin- purse. Lustre, with lenuian in the saddle, started from . the extreme out-ide post position in the third and led the others all the way. Penman took no chance-; and rode out Lustre in the last eighth to win by a 1 cotlple of lengths from Mono Castle. Buckingham. " a fa«t closing ihird, was beaten by half a length for second place. The fourth was marred by a poor start, with the favorite. Kill Hunley. Fair and Warmer and Aztec being left. Hill Hunley Icsed mi immense gap and finished third. With better luck at the start he would have Jockey Prihle was as much at fault for the horses getting away so poorly as the Matter was. When the barrier was rilllMl hi took ;old of hit mount. The winer turned up iu 1 Drapery, which beat Ohrftway by a length. This * pair raced iu do-e company to the stretch turn, where Drapery shook off his opponents. I GENERAL MANAGER BRTJEN ILL. Oneral manager Frank J. Bruen had lieen confined at his home in Marianao for several days s by a slight attack of illness, but was able to n he at the track this afternoon. Jockey Mack earner, one of the leading riders s in the Inited States, arrived from New Orleans _ s this evening and will ride here for A. O. Blakely J, and Mo-.e loldblatt. Blakely and the five horses which he is bringing for W. Daniel, including three ,. Derby candidates, are due to arrive here on Monday. Dr. K. W. Ashe reported that the chestnut mare Redlita V. foaled a tine-looking filly by Solomon this morning at the Oriental Bark stock farm. Jockey Prihle was suspended for three days by the starter. Lut-tre. winner of the third race, was claimed .1 by Col. De Kstrampes for ,300. as a retaliation " for B. L. Baker taking Perplexity. A most meritorious program of six races lias been prepared for Saturday, which will be celebrated as Rotary Club day by the Cuba-American Jockey Club. The afternoon will be devoted large ly to the entertainment of the local Rotary Club 1, and their visiting brethren, who will be I he clubs s guests during the afternoon. Headed by Congressman Carlos Manuel De La fritz the mcmliers s of the club, totaling over 200. will visit the cour-e e and. after viewing the races, will be entertained d at the club house. Frank Steinhart. who in-always taken a lively interest in the affairs of if Hie organization, will assist general manager Frank k 3 Brnen in entertaining the visitors. James Butler, the owner of the Kmpire City v race track and part owner of the Laurel track in ,. Man laud, arrived today from Paim Beach, where ,. he has been visiting, and v. as accompanied by a ;, party of friends.

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