Large Crowd at Havana: Many Recently Arrived Tourists Visit Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-04


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LARGE CROWD AT HAVANA Many Recently Arrived Tourists Visit Oriental Park. Marionette Proves Too Fast for Her Opponents .in Main Contest Veteran Racer to the Fore. HAVANA, Cuba, Feb. 3. An immense crowd witnessed the Sunday program at Oriental Park, many late visitors from the States being included among the spectators. The principal racing attraction was the handicap at five and a half furlongs, run as the sixth race. Thomas Monahans speedy filly Marionette easily accounted for this feature, leading her opponents all the way and at no time was seriously threatened. Blanche Mac finished second, just outlasting Miss Rosedale. A fourteen-year-old mare, Volima, furnished a surprise by accounting for the opening dash. She began slowly, but made up ground rapidly on the outside and, finishing fast, got up in the last eighth to draw clear at the end. Kentmere also closed a big gap to finish second. Another veteran racer was successful in the second race when Ruth Wehle, which, after running forwardly from the start, took the lead at the half mile post and at the end was only cantering six lengths ahead of her opponents. A band of maidens made up the field in the third and Hilloro, under Brothers good ride, made good in easy fashion. Monopoly and Shafe put up a spirited battle for second place, the former earning the decision in the last stride. For the mile and an eighth of the fourth race Hercules and Montillo were equal choices, but both were forced to follow home Miss Liberty, which triumphed after a hard stretch drive. The winner took the lead at the rise of the barrier, then relinquished it to Montillo, but followed the pacemaker closely to the stretch, where she forged to the front and finally earned a well-deserved success. The fifth race was at one mile and fifty yards with Grandson the odds-on favorite. The latter won, closing an immense gap to take the lead from Copyright and draw clear at the end. A

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