Grand Performance: Blue Hawk Races Impressively to Win Havanas Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-23


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GRAND PERFORMANCE Blue Hawk Races Impressively to Win Havanas Feature. Accident Mars Running of Contest, Two Horses Falling Unlucky Walter Turnbow. HAVANA, Cuba, December 22. With a stronger rider in the saddle and running over a track which he fancied O. Yzquierdos good two-year-old Blue Hawk showed a good performance when he won the fourth rae at Oriental Park this afternoon. Back of Blue Hawk was what many shrewd judges hero considered the best band of youngsters that ever went to the post at the local track. Dorena Marcellia, the champion of her aga here last spring, was second, with Margaret Ware third. Lorena Marcellia was afforded strong support and although she ran a good race she was not equal to taking the measure of the son of Atheling II. There was an accident during the running of the race when Noon Glide stumbled and fell rounding the far turn. Chile fell over him. The races were run under bright skies, but over a heavy track, the footing, considering the heavy downpour of rain, being in remarkably good condition. Perhaps proved an easy winner in the opener, for which Humpy was the well-backed favorite. T. Burns rode Perhaps and waited with him until when straightened out in the homestretch before making an effort. Perhaps responded with a rush when called on and won going away by four lengths from Ruth Wehle. CYDONIA A QUITTER. Cydonia, which has developed into an unreliable racer, again proved a disappointment this afternoon. He was heavily backed in the second race and after showing in front to the eighth post quit and was beaten out by both Quecreek and Discussion, the former winning by a length, while Discussion beat Cydonia by three lengths for second place. Chows margin over Puff Ball in the third was a head. He was under stout restraint at the finish, but had McLaughlin let him down he would have won by a longer margin. Dainty Lady was a lucky winner in the fifth, when she beat Walter Turnbow by a neck. The latter was ridden by Kirke, who made a mistake in waiting with his mount next to the inside rail when entering the homestretch. Dainty Lady moved up with a rush when straightened out and bore over to the inside, and when Krike attempted to come through he was blocked. Kirke finally came to the outside of the leaders and although Walter Turnbow finished with great speed, he just failed to get up and lost a race he should have won easily. The closing dash fell to Grandson, which made most of the pace and won easily from Jap Muma. Callahan had the mount on the winner. Obert and Lowe escapee! with a few bruises as a result of their fall with Noon Glide and Chile in the fourth. Jockey Hunsker was suspended ten days for rough riding in the fifth race. FORTY I5A15Y RACERS. There are a total of forty coming two-year-olds now in training at Oriental Park. According to all reports they are progressing nicely in their preparations for their raving debut. It is noteworthy that exactly half if this number are Cuban-breds. The stallion Solomon, which has stood at Oriental Parle Stock Farm for five years, is represented by seven sons and daughters. The sire Edgar, another successful producer of Cuban-bred, is represented by four, while Orestes and Blazeaway each have three of the remainder. The native-breds are by Bally and Duque.sne. A. Allegro, who has a number of horses in training liere, arrived from New York and expects to remain until near the end of the racing season. J. Withington, representing a large New York firm, was among todays visitors. This is the first time he has been at Oriental Park and is delighteel with the plant. O. Yzquierdo departed today for New York on a brief visit.

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