Thriller At Havana: Approval Wins in Last Stride of Sensational Finish.; Comes from Last Place to Score by a Nose--Double Victory for W. R. Coe., Daily Racing Form, 1923-02-01


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THRILLER AT HAVANA Approval Wins in Last Stride of Sensational Finish Comes from Last Place to Score Scoreby by a Nose Double Victory Victoryfor for W R Coe HAVANA Cuba January 31 Approval the eightyearold son of Plaudit which races for W P McCaffrey put up one of the greatest finishes ever witnessed at Oriental Park when he came from last place in the final eighth to get up in the last stride and beat the favorite Salamander by a nose in the third race this afternoon afternoonBeginning Beginning slowly Approval raced in last place to the eighth post where he slipped through next to the inside rail and gaining with every stride passed one after another of his opponents until Salamander alone re ¬ mained On he came with a wonderful dis ¬ play of speed and gameness that was finally rewarded with victory in the last stride of as sensational a finish as anyone could yish to see The spectators voiced their approval of such a thrilling spectacle by loud and pro ¬ longed applause applauseW W R Coes colors are decidedly popular here in Havana His horses are being trained by young Kenneth Karrick and they are winning a goodly share of the purses Today a double victory was recorded for this sta ¬ ble when Sleigh Bells captured the first race and Mountain Lassie accounted for the fourth Both were favorites and while Sleigh Bells had an easy time of it Mountain Lassie had to be much the best to hold the fast fin ishing Miss Mazie safe after a hard stretch drive driveFoy Foy proved something of a surprise when he jumped out in front soon after the start and made a runaway of the second race a dash of threequarters He was never iu trouble and beat the favorite Arrah Go On by a length and a half halfLE LE BALAFKE XARKOWLYl XARKOWLYlAnother Another close finish came with the running of the fifth race when Le Balafre and Job Thayer flashed past the winning mark almost aligned It was the tightest sort of a fit and took the official placing to decide the winner Le Balafre got the verdict though Job Thayer was on the outside closing fast and might have won in another stride strideMr Mr Charles Grapewine of New York who played The Awakening of Mr Pipp for the entertainment of thousands of playgoers several years ago was among the visitors today Mr Grapewine in the midst of his greatest success on the stage bade adieu to his thespian associates to enter the motor field fieldAmong Among the clubhouse guests in the grand ¬ stand were W B Simpson of Chicago Mr and Mrs George Fox and Harry Lewis of New York YorkConspicuous Conspicuous among the assemblage today was W K Vanderbilt who arrived in Ha ¬ vana harbor yesterday on his private yacht Ara AraA A W Hamel left this morning for Latonia where he will assist in preparing the horses of Mr Respess for the spring racing in Kentucky KentuckyA A S Eastman represented by Mallowmot in the sixth race Tuesday claimed Fincastle from that race There were two other claims registered for the horse horseQuite Quite a few subscriptions for the A B Dade Memorial Fund have been received by Tiiomas Gray the secretary

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