Conscript Again to Fore: Accounts for Another Race at Oriental Park Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-13


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CONSCRIPT AGAIN TO FORE Accounts for Another Race at Oriental Park Track. Apprentice AHiIkcr in Limelight with Two l Victories Annie Lyle Easily the Best. i HAVANA, Cuba, Dec. 12. Friday after-noqns program at Oriental Park was of the usual off-day variety. The attendance, however, was of goodly proportions, while weather and track conditions could not be improved. " The sixth race, at a mile and seventy yards, was expected to furnish a good contest, but Conscript led all the way by a safe margin, and though he was tiring at the end, managed to score by a length, with Ilena in second place and "Whippet taking the short end of the purse. Young Albiker, the apprentice that Billy Garth sent .south with E. Myrat, promises to make good here this winter. .The. lad landed two of his mounts winners this afternoon. In both races he used good judgment, not racing them into exhaustion in the early stages. Goldmark and Rosamond were his winning mounts. The former was a favorite, while Rosamond was one of the outsiders. Goldmark won her race by five lengths, while Rosamond had a margin of three and a half lengths over her rivals. W. E. Finncgan, who was associated with K. Spence for several years, saddled the first winner of the meeting, when he sent Ivy to the post in the opening race. Ivy proved rather a handy winner, after following the pacemakers to the stretch turn. At the finish Ivy led the favorite. Crest-wood Boy, by a couple of lengths. The latter made most of the pace, then tired at the end. COLLIE TOKALOX IX DItlVE. Collie Tokalon was forced to stand a long, hard stretch drive to win the third race, a dash of three-quarters, in which she was an even money favorite. Smith nursed her along in the early stages, and when the pacemaker began to tire he started the drive which resulted in his mount getting up in the last seventy yards, to beat the pacemaker, Momentum, by a length and a half. There was an upset in calculation over the result of the fourth race, when the outsider, Rosamond, romped home in front by a safe margin, with Starmatia second and Rocky, second choice, outlasting Rocking, the favorite, for third place. The last mentioned" was expected to triumph here, but a slow start ruined whatever chances he may have had. The three-quarters of the fifth race found Annie Lyle, the favorite, first home, two lengths in advance of John A. Scott Jr., which just outlasted Spods. The favorite indulged John A. Scott Jr. with the lead until reaching the stretch turn, where she moved to the front and easily drew clear in the last eighth. Spods closed a big gap and would have wrested second place from the early leader in another stride or two. Among the interesting figures observed at Oriental Park course was Jack McMillan, soldier of fortune, globe trotter, newspaper writer and "shooter" of moving picture films. McMillan is on his Avay to Honduras. "When he arrives there it will make a total of twenty-three countries he has visited. John McE. Bowman, New York hotel magnate, was in Havana for the opening of the Oriental Park racing season. He is president of the Sevilla Biltmore in this city. PIOXEER IX CUBAN RACING. Glory of. the Seas, J. G. Bickel and Amelia S. are racers here in the string of Andrew "Winters, who is a pioneer in Cuban racing. "When he read the weather report about snow, sleet and zero conditions up north, he threw away his stetson and put on a straw hat If one expects to escape ridicule at the hands of a certain element among the Cubans not the upper class, he or she from the States will refrain from wearing a Panama. Cubans do not approve of this style of raiment. The reason is that Spaniards coming from the mother country wear this kind of a hat, causing the Cubans to refer to the wearer as a "farmer." This is not the word, but it is a polite interpretation. If anyone insists on wearing a Panama a good one may be had for ?5. For 0 and 5 it is possible to get a fine one. J. A. Parsons was the first at the current meeting to score four successive victories, with his six-year-old gelding. Attorney. Jockey Lynch rides Parsons racers. He is promising. In all of his finishes with Attorney his courage has had as much to do with the victory as did the efforts of the horse. If Bud Fisher pays a promised visit- to Oriental Park he will be met at the main entrance by the living counterparts of his characters, Mutt and Jeff. Lindsey, tall and gaunt, Massam, short and squat, sell programs. All Massam needs is a silk hat. S. J. Kelly, Louisville turfman, is relying on Cream Puff, Vulcanite and High Roller at the present meeting at Oriental Park.

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