Ready at Oriental Park: American Visitors Arriving Daily for Winter Race Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-29


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1 j i i 5 1 j 3 j , j . , j . : . READY AT ORIENTAL PARK . 4 American Visitors Arriving Daily for Winter Race Meeting. Practically AU Officials on Hand Rainy Season Oyer and Track in Splendid Condition. HAVANA, Cuba, November 28. Oriental Park presents a scene of activity from early morn to late in the afternoon, the close approach of the winter race meeting accounting for the hustle and bustle noticeable the last few days. American visitors in large numbers continue to arrive with, each boat from the States and all indications point to a record gathering of tourists for this time of the year. It certainly angurs well for the success of the 100 or more days race meeting scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day under the auspices of the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club. Beautiful Oriental Park, one of the show places of the island, situated at Marianao, on the outskirts of thi city, is even more beautiful than ever with additional improvements completed during the summer, leaving nothing undone for the convenience and comfort of the patrons of racing. The track itself is in grand condition and with the higher grade of horses that will take part in the coming meeting it would not be surprising if a number of the old track records were shattered. Trainers have been galloping their horses for the last ten days and the majority of the thoroughbreds here are now ready fori the long winter campaign. All the horses which came over in the big Maryland and Latonia specials have rested up and resumed training with the result that Martin Nathanson should find little trouble in securing entries for the early days of the meeting. JOHN nACHMEISTER ARRIVES. Todays arrivals of horsemen and others from the United States included most of the officials who will serve at the forthcoming meeting at Oriental Park, scheduled to open next Thursday, and with their advent the official roster is complete. The late arrivals include presiding steward John Hach-meister and his associates in the stewards stand, Edward Burke and C. H. Lansdale. Presiding judge C. Cornehlsen also arrived, coming from his home in Brooklyn, N. Y. J. S. Wallace, who was appointed to succeed the late Edward Jasper as assistant racing secretary and placing judge, arrived from his home in Lexington, Ky. W. W. Lyles, paddock judge, arrived from Dade Park, where he had been assisting in dispatching the horses to Oriental Park. F. W. Ashe, the track veterinarian, is a belated arrival from Bowie, as is also Sidney Bender, the newly appointed patrol judge. Starter J. F. Milton got in from Baltimore and was accompanied by his assistants, E. S. Welter, Jack Hodgins and George Palmer. James McLaughlin, the official timer, has been here for some time. This will mark the third season for John Continued on eighth page. . . . : READY AT ORIENTAL PARK Continued from first page. Hachmeister as presiding steward at Oriental Park. Prior to assuming this position he had not served in any similar capacity on any other race track. He made a fine reputation as general manager of the Latonia and Douglas Park tracks prior to the time those properties were taken over by the Kentucky Jockey Club. Associate steward Edward Burke will also be serving his third year here. When not employed here Mr. Burke is the general manager of the Havre de Grace track. Included among other recent arrivals are Charles C. Campau, who has charge of the admission tickets at the Cuban track; Victor Schaumburg, who will assist In the racing secretarys office; George Melchor, the clubs bookkeeper; W. Fanner, Roy Dillard, Charlie Respess, Sam Hinkle, Milton Meffert, Quig-ley Watson, P. J. Malone and Dr. C. Ferguson. COLONEL MATT WINK EXPECTED. Thomas Monohan, president of the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club, is also hers from New York to be on hand for the opening days races. He expects to spend the entire winter season in Cuba and will entertain a number of distinguished visitors. Among the number will be Colonel Matt J. Winn, who is expected here shortly after New Years day. The rainy season Is now at an end and Cuba is enjoying the kind of weather for which it is justly noted. The splendid weather of the last week has served to put the course in fine condition and enabled trainers to send along their charges at a fast clip. All reports are that the horses are in fine racing condition and with few exceptions ready for the bugle call. W. B. Finnegan, who is training the extensive string of W. F. Knebelkamp, has added three horses to his establishment, making it one of the largest at the course. The newcomers, which recently arrived from Dade Park, are Mammon, Carrure and Mont-joy. The last named will race in the colors of E. C. Walker of Lexington, Ky. Included in the list of jockeys who will accept mounts during the meeting are G, Walls, W. Obert, A. Pickens, E. Ambrose, S. Lowe, G. Williams, C Taylor, R. McDer-mott, Willie Taylor, J. Arvin, T. Brothers, Ford Hunt, G. Fields, F. Wilson, H. Kaiser, B. Scheffel, J. Callahan, G. Bruening, Austin McLaughlin, A. Yerrat, A. Tryon and P. Gross. Ralph McBain, who will again have charge of the jockey room, is a recent arrival from his home in Buffalo, N. Y. Harry Wasser of Latonia, Ky., has been appointed to the position of track electrician. Johnnie Kissane, who has been here every year, is again in charge of the extensive printing plant at the track. He supervises the printing of the daily programs and all stationery and menus used at Oriental Park and the Grand Casino. The Caimito Stable has sold to Frank Del Barrio, well-known Havana sportsman, a couple of Cuban-bred yearlings produced at the Caimito Ranch near Havana. The youngsters are Lucerito, a bay filly by Blazeaway Adelia, and Fenomeno, a brown gelding by Blazeaway Bright Sand. The only horses that F. A. Alexander will campaign during the winter are War Map, Thistlebloom, Fire Tongs and the French-bred three -year-old Ruban Rouge. B. Mock, who has raced horses in Cuba for the past six winters, will start the year with a stable of five good bread-winners, including American Eagle, Le Balafre, Ras, Top Rung and Starkader. Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated by the American horsemen at Oriental Park in the evening when caterer Hal Stevens will serve a typical American Thanksgiving dinner that will be strongly reminiscent of home. 1 , i i . ! I . I , , : : :

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