H. D. Brown in Chicago: Managing Director of Cuban Track Holds Conference with Frank Bruen While Here, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-22


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H. D. BROWN IN CHICAGO Managing Director of Cuban Track Holds Conference With Frank Bruen While Here. I II. D. Brown, managing director of th? Cuba-American Jockey Club, arrived in ChT-cago Thursday morning for a conference with Frank J. Bruen, general manager of the Oriental Park track. Ararious details of the coming meeting were gone over and everything satisfactorily arranged. Mr. Brown will sop over in Florida on his way to Havana, but will reach there in time for the opening of the meeting. "There have been numerous queries," said Mr. Brown, "why we changed the opening date at Havana this year to Saturday, November 29, instead of opening on Thanksgiving Day, as in former years. The principal reason is that November 27 is a Memorial Day for students in Cuba, and as these young men are intensely patriotic and hold exercises in accord with the spirit of the occasion, we decided that it was only proper to postpone our opening until .Saturday. "The meeting will positively open on that date and reports to general manager Bruen and myself are that over 500 horses are already quartered at Oriental Park and more will leave Maryland and Kentucky at tho conclusion of the Bowie and Lexington meetings. "AVe are offering at least ,000 daily in purses for eacli card of six races. There will be no purse, less than , while handicaps will range in value from ,000 to ,000. "We have one of the best sttffs of racing officials that could be secured and with a better grade of horses available for ths racing, there is every prcspect for a wonderful meeting. "I came direct here from my California breeding farm, where everything is progressing in fine style. Before leaving there I shipped fifteen head of horses to Tijuana, under the charge of trainer AV.- A. Carter."

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