Fast Havana Racing: Belle of Elizabethtown Displays Great Speed, Though Beaten, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-16


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FAST HAVANA RACING Belle of Elizabethtovvn Displays Great Speed, Though Beaten. Buddie Kean Triumphs Over Chief Sponsor War Map in Runaway Fashion. HAVANA, Cuba, December 15. The wonderfully fast condition of the track at Oriental Park was strikingly illustrated in the Trinidad Handicap, the feature of todays program. The race was at three-quarters for all ages, and Belle of Elizabethtown astonished the spectators by a marvelous display of speed in setting the pace, running the half in 45. However, the pace was too fast, considering the heavy impost, and she tired after entering the homestretch, leaving Dr. Hickman and Little Black Sheep to fight it out. They finished in the order named, but the Williams Bros. representative was forced to do his best to outstay Little Black Sheep. When the barrier was released at the start of this race East View wheeled and refused to start. Buddie Kean scored another victory when he took the measure of Chief Sponsor in the race preceding the feature. The latter threatened to make a runaway of it, leading by six lengths at one time, but the excessive early speed told on him in the stretch and he proved an easy victim for Buddie Kean when the two locked horns for the final struggle. The excellent riding of T. Brothers materially aided the winner. "GOOD THING" BEATEN. Turbulent, one of the platers Archie Zim-mer brought here from Maryland, made a runaway affair of the first race, which he easily won by three lengths from Wida. The latter, supposed to be a good thing, was kicked by Eastern Star while at the post when the start came and left the post slowly. Lui-Meme duplicated his success of Thursday when he beat the favorite Puff Ball by a nose after a terrific stretch drive. War Map, the odds-on choice in the third race, scored in runaway fashion, winning by five lengths, while Col. Murphy had a hard fight for second place, just outlasting the veteran Arrah Go On. Randel, away back in the first half of the sixth race, closed a big gap after working his way up on the outside and, finishing fast, won easily from Dainty Lady. Alonzo, who had the mount on Whippoor-will, pulled up the latter instead of riding out to the finish, and was fined ?10 by the stewards. The stewards also imposed a fine of 0 on jockey Stutts for striking his mount, Belle of Elizabethtown, over the head after he pulled her up. Frank Frisbie arrived in Havana today from his home in Maryland. The stable of ten horses which he lias in charge has been at Oriental Park for several weeks. Daniel ONeill, a well-known resident of Baltimore, who is interested in a stable of horses at Oriental Park, accompanied Mr. Frisbie and expects to remain for the entire meeting. Mammon, a two-year-old filly in the stable of W. F. Knebelkamp, which has been on the ailing list, is recovering rapidly and will be seen under colors again in three weeks. COYNE ON AILING LIST. Trainer W. B. Finnegan reported that the good sprinter Coyne, owned by Harned Brothers of Louisville, would not be able to face the barrier again this winter. Coyne bowed a tendon in his last race here. It is doubtful that the horse will be able to race again until late next spring. W. C. Niesen, president of the Chicago Midwest Baseball League, who has been an annual patron at Oriental Park for the last eight years, arrived late yesterday. He expects to remain until the close of the meeting. After-a lengthy investigation into the running of the second race last Wednesday, in which there was considerable rough riding, the stewards held jockey Primrose responsible and suspended him for ten days. William H. Shelley, racing secretary at the tracks controlled by the Kentucky Jockey Club, and who served as presiding judge at Oriental Park, will arrive on December 22 and stay several weeks. He will be the guest of his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Pla, at her home in Havana.

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