Cuban Track Heavy: But is Improving and Should be Fast in a Few Days, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-04


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CUBAN TRACK HEAVY But Is Improving and Should Be Fast in a Few Days. Green Briar and Czardom Furnish Sparkling Duel Easy for Attorney. HAVANA, Cuba, Dec. 3. While the Oriental Park track was still heavy for todays racing, it showed signs of improving and within a few days should be fast once again. The mile and seventy yards of the fifth race furnished the most interesting contest of the afternoon. It was practically a duel: between Green Briar and Czardom, the pair fighting it out all the way. Czardom led to the last eighth, where Green Briar challenged-and after a spirited struggle, got up to earn the decision in the final strides. Only a head; separated the pair as they flashed past the judges. The opening dash of the afternoon provided an upset in the downfall of the fa- vorite Rapid Stride. The latter finished outside the money, the winner turning up in. Toombeola. This old campaigner was at his best. He began quickly and, taking a good lead right at the start, maintained it to the end, though tiring badly in the final strides, barely outlasting Louise Wagner. The latter finished fast and would have won in an- other stride. St. Angelina was third aftir running a fair race. THE ABBOT ALL THE WAY. The Abbot received stout support in the second, and rewarded his backers by making good in easy style. He lead all the way, and, after racing Vivian Odell into defeat, opened up a big gap and showed the way home unmolested. Ethel F. ran a good race" to finish second and the same can be said of Autobloom, which finished third. The unseating of C. Allen from O. C. Hutchinson was an incident of this race. Neptune was probably the best in the four;h race and but for going wide on the stretch turn would have won. The winner, turned up in the Sunflower Stables Irish Frieze, a colt that began his racing career in the far northwest. Irish Frieze was rushed into a lead of six lengths immediately after the start, but tired badly in the stretch run and just managed to outstay Neptune. The latter was slow to begin, but gradually worked his way up on the outside, and got within striking distance of the leader, but made a wide turn into the stretch which cost him the race, Irish Frieze staggering home the winner by a length. Bonnie Lizzie took third place after being well up all the way, and making a threatening move at the j three-quarrers post. It was short lived, however, and she fell back, but outstayed Daughter Dear in the final dash. . EAItLY ADVANTAGE HELPS. Galleon gave a brilliant display of speed to capture the third race on the program, a dash of five and a -half furlongs, in which eight paraded to the post. It appeared as if Galleon would spread-eagle his opponents when entering the stretch, the Carlson racer having a margin of eight lengths over his nearest pursuer, Shafe, but he tired unexpectedly and his bjg lead stood him in good stead, Shafe finishing witli a rush that cut Galleons big lead down to a length and a quarter as they flashed past the line. Needy left the barrier quickly and at the half mile post was showing the way, but there Yerrat called upon Galleon and the latter went to the front, with ease and opened up a commanding lead, but tired right at the end Needy held on well and was an easy third, half a length before Pat Hampson. iloringa left the barrier sluggishly and McAlanev did not persevere with him and he finished far in the rear of the others. In the final race of the afternoon Attorney gave a great exhibition of early speed and opening up a big lead was five lengths in advance of Hartelle at the three-quarter Continued on twelfth paze. CUBAN TRACK HEAVY Continued from first page. post, but he tired badly during the stretch run and had to be ridden hard to outstay the. latter. Hartelle was far back during the early running and made his move at the stretch turn, where he cut down the win-: ners lead rapidly and was- going fastest at the end. Whippet followed Attorney in the early stages but was raced into submission by the winner before they had traveled three-quarters and also gave way when Hartelle made his move. Whippet held on gamely, however, and took third place from Nuyaka. The latter was away poorly but finished fast in the stretch run. A development yesterday concerning Oriental Park equalled the keen interest displayed in the running "of the afternoon program. This was the news received by II. D.r Brown, managing director, that the United States Circuit Court of Florida, in the matter of adjustment of differences in the affairs of the Cuba-American Jockey Club, sustained every point advanced by Mr. Brown in his application for appointment of a receiver. This in no sense involves the future of Oriental Park. It is the proceeding to determine legally the controversy between Mr. Brown, Charles Stoncham and James J. Monahan, the last two named having previously controlled the clubs conduct, and likewise involves the suit filed by Mr. Brown against Stoneham and Monahan for outstanding claims. The fact that the court sustained every allegation advanced by the counsel for the builder and owner of Oriental Park emphasizes the attitude of Mr. Brown again assuming charge of Havana racing and developing it as it had been planned at the outset. Secretary William Shelley announced to horsemen this afternoon that special races would be given during the meeting, to which purses of ,500 and ,000 would be added. Conditions of these races will le made known in a few days. It is the intention of the management this winter to build up the sport and make it ad. attractive as possible, not only to their patrons but O horsemen as well. This will, no doubt, have a tendency to bring to Cuba some better class racers which are participating at other points. Starter Diean found occasion to discipline several ridors, and suspensions for five days were hand?d to jockeys Elston, Williams and. Neal.

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