Buddie Kean Winner: Scores His Initial Triumph for W. A. Mckinney at Havana, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-09


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BUDDIE KEAN WINNER Scores His Initial Triumph for W. A. McKinney at Havana. 9 Close and Interesting Finish in Third Race Bad Day for the Favorites. HAVANA, Cuba, December S. Buddie Kean scored his first victory for the W. A. McKinney stable at Oriental Park this afternoon. The son of Golden Maxim was a well-backed choice in the afternoons feature race, the Quinta Garrera Handicap. He made good in handsome fashion after leaving the post none too well. Buddie Kean was ridden by T. Brothers, who displayed good judgement, reserving his efforts until the final dash in the homestretch, where he caught and passed the pacemaker, to win at the end by a length. Cromwell wa3 second, after showing the way the greater part of the race. This local favorite has not yet reached his best form, but should shortly be able to earn brackets, as he has been improving fast. Quaker was third, after tiring in the stretch drive. Today was a bad one for followers of favorites, as four outsiders were victorious. One of the best and most interesting finishes seen at Oriental Park at this meeting came with the decision of the third race. The first five horses were so closely grouped at the end that the proverbial blanket would have covered all of them. Eight horses faced starter Milton in this race and Miss Caltha was first away, dashing into a big lead. Kitty Cheatham, First Pullet and McLane were after the leader in the order named. On they raced, practically in the same order, until entering the stretch. It was not until the last eighth post was reached that the real battle began. Then a new factor loomed up threateningly in Foy, which came from last place with a terrific burst of speed that brought him on even terms with the leaders. KITTY CIIEATIIA3I BY INCHES. Great excitement prevailed as Kitty Cheatham, Foy, Miss Caltha, First Pullet and McLane raced through the last sixteenth almost on a perfect line, only separated by inches. The winner was uncertain until the official placing was announced- and then there was great rejoicing, as Kitty Cheathams number was hung, she being awarded first place by a head, while second money was given Foy and Miss Caltha third. Heliocross was another favorite to fail miserably, he going down to defeat in the second race, in which Equator was first, with Josephine K. and Lady Frakes second and third respectively. Young McLaughlin, son of the famous Jimmy McLaughlin, was astride the winner and it was due to his powerful finish that Equator lasted to get the decision by a head. After Good Enough tired from setting the early pace Equator went to the front and successfully resisted the best efforts of Josephine K. to displace him, though the finish was exceedingly close and in doubt until the final strides. The biggest upset of the meeting came with the running of the opening dash, when Billy Bern, at prohibitive odds, could do no better than finish third to Armedee and Conundrum. HOT FAVORITE BEATEN. Backed to the exclusion of all the others in the race Billy Bern went to the post a 1 to 5 favorite, and there was keen disappointment when he failed to figure prominently at any stage of the race. He was badly messed about and cut off at the head of the homestretch. The winner turned up in Armedee, paying at the rate of 1.70 for , with Conundrum another at long odds, second. Armedee, after racing Happy Moments into defeat, held on to his advantage gamely and withstood the closing challenge of Conundrum. Another pronounced upset was Billy Lane in the final dash, which was won by Cavalier, the latter repeating his recent victory in fine style. He led all the way and gamely resisted the best efforts of Black Top, which appeared dangerous all through the stretch. Among the arrivals of the day was L. Marine. Jockey E. Beach had his first winning mount when he rode Armedee to success in the first race. T. R. Doyle, the owner of a stable now racing at New Orleans, has written his friends that it is his intention to ship his stable to Oriental Park at an early date. He will be accompanied by his son, Robert Doyle, the sixteen-year-old boy, who rode with much success on the Canadian tracks last summer. Chief Sponsor, the Canadian-bred gelding which established the first new track record Continued on twelfth page. I ! BUDDIE KEM WINNER1 Continued from first page. at Oriental Park this meeting, will be seen under colors when he starts in the Santa Clara Handicap. This is a race with a value of ,000 and will be the stellar attraction on Saturdays program. Jockey C. Eames, who rode with consid-i erable success on the Canadian tracks, was a recent arrival. S.tartcr Miltons schooling list is at present made up of the following horses: Roldgold, Apple Jack IL, Dinty Moore, Duke of Wellington, McMurphy, Joseph K. and Awning.

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