Fast Racing at Havana: Annie Lyle Displays High Speed in Winning Saturday Nimrod Finally Meets Defeat, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-28


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FAST RACING AT HAVANA Annie Lyle Displays High Speed in Winning Saturday Nimrod Finally Meets Defeat. HAVANA, Cuba, Dec. 27. One of the fastest races run at the present Oriental Park meeting was the concluding contest of Saturdays program, Annie Lyle running the mile and fifty yards in 1 :429s, the mile being covered in 1 :3S. Annie Lyle displayed a high flight of speed, and setting the pace throughout, maintained a safe advantage from start to finish. -Muskallonge was second, with Bounce, the favorite, third, but seven lengths back of the second horse. Bounce was practically eliminated by getting off slowly and racing far back in the early part of the contest. Pat Stantons Under Fire gelding, Nimrod, broke his streak of winning races when he j was soundly beaten in the three-quarters j handicap this afternoon. Nimrod was asked j to concede lumps of weight to his opponents, and failed. In the early stages he showed, keen speed, but after he had gene a half mile collapsed, and was beaten off by j Variation. Danger Cross finished three lengths J in front of -Nimrcd, which .just managed to last long enough to beat Rough and Ready a head for third. The pace was a fast one from the s art, the three-quarters being run i in 1:12, the. "fastest time of the meeting. Racing conditions were ideal and a large j crowd turned out to witness the sport. Many j:ew arrivals were noticeaole. I : Eleven well-matched horses made up the held that, went to the post in the first and a stirring .contest resulted. .The winner j turned up in Blue Dale, which beat out Gold j Crump by a neck after a long, hard stretch ! drive. St. Faust, the favorite, began slowly j and was shuffled back in the scramble for j positions which, came after the start, but: j. closed a big gap and was going much the fastest at the finish. Louise" Wagner made a runaway of t..e second race. Eames sent her to the front when the start came anu after opening up an easy lead took her in hand and raced her under slight restraint the remainder cf ine way. ; Little Smile was an" easy winner in the third race and made all the pace. He led Tom Saunders two lengths and a half at the end.- .The latter just managed to get up in time to beat Richard Murray by a nose or i second place.

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