Texas Owners Going to Havana, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-14


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TEXAS OWNERS GOING TO HAVANA. New Orleans, La.. November 1". Jame Alilton, who lias been engaged to do the starting at the Almendares track by the Cuban Jockey Club, arrived this morning and will remain over for a few days before leaving for Havana. Alilton is the young starter who did such good work at the meeting of the Jamestown Jockey Club at Norfolk last summer and later on acted in a similar capacity at AVash-ington this fall, where he attracted the attention of some of the Jockey Club otiicials. Alilton brings reports from Texas of many of the prominent owners racing there having decided to ship to Havana at the close of the meeting now being given at Houston. B. E. Watkins. owner of Lad of Langden. Flavigny and others, is among the number. Watkins had intended resting his stable next winter and only recently decided on racing in Cuba. Secretary Her-nandes before leaving here arranged for a complete new system of water works for the Almendares course. He also purchased two Studebaker watering wagons, which will be used upon the track. The Cuban Jockey Club has also arranged for the operation of several mutuel machines at its meeting. There are a number of people who figure this system as the fairest for the public, and it is with the idea of satisfying their wants that the club decided to install the pari-mutuels. Besides the machines there will be several bookmakers doing business. S. Abrams. the clubs New Orleans representative, has succeeded in having the Southern Steamship Company increase the space on the Excelsior so as to accommodate 100 horses. Heretofore the limit was eighty. Several stables will leave on the boat, which sails on November 17. The Latonia delegation will take up all the room on the ship which leaves New Orleans November 20. and horsemen at Latonia have been notified to delar their departure from the Alilldaie track so as to arrive here about November

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