Heavy Track Racing: Mud Runners in Their Glory at Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-10


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HEAVY TRACK RACING Mud Runners in Their Glory at Oriental Park. Chow Chow and Happy Buxton in Close Finish Jolly Easily Triumphs Over Stacy Adams. HAVANA, Cuba, Jan. 9. Mud runners were in their glory at Oriental Park today, the track being exceptionally heavy, and only the sturdiest kind of a horse was able to stride freely in it However, the racing was interesting and the finishes spirited. This was particularly true in the second race, in which Chow Chow outgamed Happy Buxton, to score by a head. The winner led all the way, successfully resisted several menacing challenges and, though tiring near the finish, managed to last long enough to hold safe the fast-finishing Happy Buxton. The latter saved much ground entering the stretch and was fast overtaking the leader and had the distance been just a bit longer would surely have triumphed. There was another good contest that camo with the decision of the fifth race. The public sized up the situation with accuracy as Jolly and Stacy Adams, equal first choices, finished first and second respectively, while Finday, next in the estimation of the speculators, was easily third. Stacy Adams showed the most early speed and set the pace to the stretch, where Jolly challenged and wrested the lead from the Bedell representatives. Once in front Jolly found no trouble maintaining his command and his rider was easing him up at the end. Stacy Adams came again near the end, but to no avail, as the winner had plenty in reserve to withstand any belated challenge. Finday ran a good race, but never threatened the leading pair. No mistake was made in selecting Hullo as the favorite in the third race. The six-year-old mare that races for F. Gardner was an overwhelming choice and won like one should, finishing eight lengths in front of her opponents. Riposta set the early pace on sufferance and readily gave way to the winners challenge entering the stretch. She tired so badly near the end that Ukase almost displaced her from second place, a head separating them at the finish. The afternoons sport was inaugurated with a five and a half furlongs dash for three-year-old maidens, the winner turning up in Myrtle Bilson. She scored in easy fashion. Racing in a forward position from the start the daughter of Jack Atkin moved up fast when called on and when the pacemaker tired took the lead and drew clear in the last eighth. Hilloro, always close up, outstayed the favorite Suzuki for secondary I honors. The latter was substantially backed, but failed to race freely in the going. Fear, under J. Callahans vigorous riding, showed the way to the last eighth, then tired suddenly and dropped back.

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