Great Match Race: Hourless and Omar Khayyam Contest Vividly Recalled, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-18


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GREAT MATCH RACE Hourless and Omar Khayyam Contest Vividly Recalled. When Sons of Those Noted Horses Battle for Supremacy at Oriental Park. HAVANA, Cuba, Dec. 17. The great Hour-less Omar Khayyam match race in Maryland a few years back was vividly recalled here today at Oriental Parle, when two sons of those illustrious racers fought it out for supremacy in the mile and fifty yards of the fifth race. As on that noted occasion when Hourless, outgamed Parvenu, a son of Omar it was today. Rough and Ready, a son of Hourless, outgamed Parvenu, a son of Omar Khayyam, to wjn by a nose. It was Parvenu that set the pace from the start, and threatened to make a runaway of the contest, leading by five lengths at one stage of the race. He tired in the last eighth, when challenged by Rough and Ready, and the latter got up in the last strides to earn the decision, with the cheers of the goodly crowd present ringing in hi3 ears. Another sparkling finish came with the running of the sixth race, when Conscript won his third straight victory in outlasting Witch Flower by a neck, after a stubbornly, contested stretch drive, tho result of which was in doubt until the final stride. Goldmark won his third victory out of four starts at this meeting, when he gamely outstayed Marble in the third, a dash of three-quarters of a mile. This pair practically dominated the running throughout and, though tiring in the last eighth, Goldmark, under punishment, withstood the closing challenge of Marble after a spirited battle. Brush All, the favorite, finished third. ROMP FOR COL. TAT. The opener was merely a romp for Col. Pat, which led all the way by a wide margin. At no time of the race did his opponents ever get within hailing distance of the Pa-taud gelding and his winning margin was six lengths. There was, however, a real battle for second place, with Old Sinner outlasting Jack Pot for that position. Starmatia, which in her two previous starts here, gave evidence of being in excellent condition, made good this afternoon in easy fashion in the second race. After Bobs Hope and Ruby Marsh had alternated in forcing and setting the pace to the last eighth, Starmatia, came with a rush! passed them both and drew clear at the end, while Bobs Hopo readily gave way before the winners challenge, he had no trouble holding second place safe. Nimrod came back again with another winning performance when he led all the way in the fourth race, in which he was an even money favorite. The Under Fire gelding, was at all times master of the situation, with Sun Brae in closest pursuit, but tiring near the finish and barely outlasting Mill Boy for second place. Jockey Petrecca came all the way from New Orleans to get a taste of Cuban discipline. He had the mount Sunday on Reap, in the handicap, and drew five days on the ground for disregarding starter Deans instructions. The jockeys riding here drew ,200 for six days services last week. Starter Lester Deans work is winning much praise. CHARLEY GRAND DEAD I Rumor persists in racing circles of the death of Charley Grand, well-known trainer; who. campaigned a couple of useful platers here last year. Nobody seems to know how or where the rumor started, but it is generally believed to be. true. The following ruling was issued by the stewards: "For engaging in a barroom fight on the night of December 14, 1924, jockey C. OMahoney is denied the privileges of the grounds for fifteen days, except for the purpose of exercising horses owned by J. O. Keene only, and must leave the grounds during the term of suspension not later than 11 a. m. each day. For the same reason exercise boy, Erb, of the Maiiman stable is denied the privileges of the grounds for sleeping at the stable, and he must leave the grounds during the term of suspension not later than S oclock a. m." Brass Band changed hands after the first, O. L. Foster claiming him from II. W. Barnes for ?750. The management announced the opening of ; the Casino for Tuesday, December 23, which event will be one of the gala occasions of the winter season in Cuba. Tourists are already flocking in, and the season promises to be one of the greatest in recent years. L. S. Barlow arrived with Deering Step, Ado Do,. Squire Wiggins and Blazonry. Joseph Hadfields consignment included Ber-i bee. Quince Bush, Hidden Money and Bum . Pass, and Doyle brought Broadway Rose, Mayrose and Pinaquana.

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