Her Third Victory: Belle Fo Elizabethtown Shows Clean Pair of Heels to Sprinters, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-25


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MR THIRD VICTORY Belle of Elizabethtown Shows Clean Pair of Heels to Sprinters. Ike Mills Scores at First Start of Meeting Bedmon Finally Redeems Himself. HAVANA, Cuba, December 21. The Jack Atkin mare Belle of Elizabethtown, which appears to have become rejuvenated when she hits Cuban soil, showed her heels to a band of good sprinters in the Dia de Fiesta Handicap at Oriental Park. She carried top weight, was ridden by McDermott and made all the pace. After withstanding hard pressure to the stretch she won with a length to spare from Chief Sponsor. The latter is another that the Cuban climate agrees with. His form here has been much better than anything he ever showed in the United States or Canada. Lorena Marcellia was third. Todays was the third time that Belle of Elizabethtown has won during the present meeting. Ike Mills, a first-time starter at the meeting, was the winner of the first race. Ambrose saved ground with him on all the turns and when it came to the stretch drive outrode Fields, on Fair Virginia, and beat her home by half a length. First Pullet was a heavily backed favorite for the second race and rewarded her backers when she beat her opponents in easy fashion. She followed the leaders close up to tha stretch turn, where she moved up swiftly on the inside and taking an easy lead won easily from Puff Ball. AMBROSE TO THE FORE. Ambrose won another race when he landed Heliccross home in front of the others in, the third race. He adopted the same tactics he did with Ike Mills, the winner of tho opening race. He saved much ground on the turns, while the other riders elected to guide their mounts wide. Heliocross had a two-length lead over the favorite, Col. Murphy. After many disappointing races Redmon finally won, taking the fourth race from an ordinary band of platers in a five and a half furlong dash. He took the lead after passing the half miles post and showed in front for the remainder of the race. Old Brynlimah scored rather an easy victory for John Lowe when he won the sixth race. lie met a poor band and the early pace was so slow that Brynlimah took tho lead when straightened out on the back-stretch and led for the remainder of tno way and, in a driving finish, beat Walter Turnbow by a half length. Bond made an exhibition of his competitors in the seventh race. He raced into the lead while going to the first turn and kept increasing his advantage until he had an eight-length lead at the finish, with Chimera second and Thos. F. McMahon third. GALA CROWD PRESENT. Delightful weather added much to the enjoyment of the sport here and society was again out en masse. Men of affairs at tho Cuban capital, with their families, crowded the grandstand boxes, while the handsome gowns of the women gave the scene a touch of color. The clubhouse was again the Mecca of many Havanese. The elite watched tho races from the broad balconies and gave full vent to their, enthusiasm. Victor Schaumberg received entry blanks for the Futurity of 1925 today. Manager G. A. Grey of the Rosario Stock Farm of Julio Gomez, situated thirty miles from Havana, reports that nine brood mares under his care are in foal. Pastoureau, the stallion that Mose Goldblatt raced so successfully in Cuba last January, has been sold to Senor Gomez. Pastoureau is expected to be a big success in the stud. He is by Flintlock Prickly Pear, by Persimmon. Among the mares now in foal to him are Dixie Flyer, Daylight, Crystal Day, Boher-Na-Breana, Shy Ann, Dorothy Hynes and Hester. Mr. Gomez also has a racing stable at Oriental Park in charge of the veteran J. McCafferty. Among the number under his charge is a yearling colt by Duquesne Hester, bred by Mr. Gomez, which has been named Sennena. Much regret was expressed by the local horsemen at the news of the death in Pittsburgh of G. W. J. Bissell, whose colors have long been popular on American tracks. Ho was well known in Cuba and raced at Oriental Park during the past few years.

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