First Sunday Racing: Representative Crowd Gathers at Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-01


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FIRST SUNDAY RACING Representative Crowd Gathers at Oriental Park. Danger Cross and Black Dinah Stage Spectacular Duel, First Named Winning by a Nose. HAVANA, Cuba, Nov. 30. The first Sunday of the winter racing season of the Cuba-America Jockey Club found Oriental Park well crowded with a representative gathering of sportsmen that included many dignitaries of the Cuban goevrnmcnt and ousiness world. While the track was far from its best, the contestants that made up i.e fieius were we.i matched and provided some interesting sport. There was a sparkling finish that came with the running of the fourth race, in which the equally regarded favorites Danger Cross and Black Dinah staged a spectacular duel, with the result in doubt until the final stride. Not until the judges announced their decision were the spectators certain as to which one had won. This pair, after indulging The Abbott with the lead to the stretch, moved to the front and measured stride for stride, first one. then the other, gaining slightly and it was not until the very last stride that Danger Cross got her nose in front to earn the verdict. Another close finish thrilled the spectators in tho fifth race, in which The Almoner outlasted Duelma to win by a small margin. The Almoner and Irish Frieze had a battle royal from the start and. after the latter fell back exhausted, Duelma loomed up menacingly and almost turned defeat into victory. She closed a big gap to be only beaten by a head. LOUISE "WAGNER FAILS. There was an upset in the opener when Louise Wagner, the favorite, failed to finish insido the money. The winner came from an unexpected source, the three-year-old Capt. Kinnarney leading the second choice, The Ulster, home by a half length. The winner raced forwardly from the start and when Ira "Wilson gave way took the lead and held it to the end, though tiring. Tho Ulster closed a big gap from a slow beginning and was gaining on the winner with every stride. Ira "Wilson alternated in setting and forcing the pace, and came fastat the end after tiring entering the stretch, Tnnifs lL IImui Hit liprg from-the Ohio State Circuit won the second race by ten lengths. His easy victory was practically achieved in the last eighth. The son of Master Bobert began slowly and was far back until entering the stretch, where he closed an immense gap in a twinkling, caught and quickly disposed of Joe Campbell and then drew away to win in the easiest of fashions. Joe Campbell was second after setting the pace for thegceater part of the race. He was no match tar the winner when overtaken in the stretch.fChird place fell to L"Pf"-lpt, yi.;ii nn a faiivrace. There were seven that faced the sfauter in the third race and another favorite wents down to defeat when Col. Pat finished third to St. Paul and Momentum. The latter threatened to make a runaway of the race, having a lead of eight lengths at one time. However, when caught by St. Paul in the stretch, he had nothing left and readily gave way when put to the test. St Paul raced in a forward position from the start and when the pacemaker tired easily took command and won by a safe margin. "WHITE GOLD DEAD. Pat Stanton had a bit of bad luck in shipping from Kentucky to Cuba. "When the car arrived the Peter Quince filly White Gold was unloaded in bad condition. After an illness of two days the filly died. L. P. Phelps has purchased the contract S. T. Baxter held on the clever apprentice rider J. Eaton. There was a decided improvement in track conditions this afternoon. With a few days of sunshine the footing should be in splendid condition. The fields then shoulu be large, as there are a great number of horses liere this winter. j James Milton, who remained over in Mary- land until the finish of the Bowie meeting, is due to arrive here next Wednesday, when : he will take up the duties as starter and assistant manager. Lester Dean is filling Miltons place during his absence. There is a big influx of tourists looked for from Florida this winter. Several tourists . agencies have been opened in Miami, which i will run week-end excursions from the Flor- i ida city to Havana. 1 1 Again in the sixth race a nose finish I marked the contest. It was a sensational i ending, with Bill Head virtually coming from I I last place to snatch the prize in the last stride.

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