Big Sunday Attendance: Oriental Park Entertains Largest Crowd of Present Meeting Track at Its Best, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-16


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BIG SUNDAY ATTENDANCE Oriental Park Entertains Largest Crowd of Present Meeting-Track at Its Best. HAVANA, Cuba, Dec. 15. Sunday, December 14, was the banner day of the local racing to date. An immense crowd journeyed to Oriental Park to. view the sport. It was by far the largest attendance of the meeting and it was a brilliant assemblage. It was. an ideal day. The weather could not have been better. The sun shone brightly, its rays tempered by a balmy breeze from the Gulf. .Many of Havanas first families and many members of the diplomatic corps turned out for the first time. The track was fast and in better condition, according to horsemen, than at any time since Oriental Park was constructed. The track has dried out thoroughly from the rains which so thoroughly drenched it in the early part of the meeting. It is expected that the going will remain fast now for the remainder of the meeting without becoming hard. Resurfacing the track this year has given it a cushion that is balm to bad legged horses without slowing it unduly. Officials of the Cuba-America Jockey Club have been appealed to by J. F. White, 1502 Oakwood Ave., Venice, Calif., in an effort to locate Forrest White, 14, mysteriously missing since September 20, 1923, on which date the boy left with a cousin, going to San Diego. r- Jockey Albiker drew five days suspension yesterday from starter Dean for disobedience at the post. To date, three horses have been claimed at the current meeting, Irish Frieze, Galleon and Spring Vale. Irish Frieze now runs under the colors of Mrs. S. Jaurijui for whom C. F. Dunn is the trainer. Miss Daisy Parson claimed Spring Vale from C. B. Marlman. Thomas McBryde claimed Galleon from II. C. Carlson. II. E. Brown bought Kidnap from J. W. Pangle. paying ?1,000. E. E. Major has three yearlings by Seth, that have shown keen speed in trials. They are General Seth, Mabel Seth and Foxy Trot.

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