Havana Pleases Visitors: Americans Seeking to Become Stockholders in the Cuba-American Club, Daily Racing Form, 1916-01-11


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■ i ! ■ t 1 t 1 I t ■ I 1 a 1 1 t HAVANA PLEASES VISITORS AMERICANS SEEKING TO BECOME ST0CKH0LD. ERS IN THE CUBA-AMERICAN CLUB. Weants Leisurely Way of Shipping His Horses--Dental an Exceedingly Speedy Two-Year-Old — Riders Disciplined. Havana. Cuba. January 10. — The meeting at Oriental Park is now in full swing. Kvertyhing is moving along smoothly and the attendance and speculation shows a steady increase. During the past fortnight there have been many new club memliers initiated and the people in Havana are taking a keen interest in the racing. Things must look quite promising to some of the Americans here, as several of them have been anxious to acquire some stock in the club. J. O. Koono. the well-known Kentucky breeder at whose Keenlan.l Stud the Iltimus stallion Luke Mcl.uke stands, is one of the Americans who contemplates becoming a stockholder here. Mr. Keene is a shrewd observer and sees great things ahead in a racing way for Cuba. James Arthur is looking about to purchase some lots in the beautiful subdivision which adjoins Oriental Park, with the idea of building a winter home. Joe Yeager. who spent a week her-: with his wife, is much wrapped up in the place. In speaking of Cuba, before he left, he said: "This is certainly a most delightful place. I have been here before, but this trip I have soon quite a bit of the island in the immediate vicinity of Havana. I motored within a radius of probably 100 miles of Havana and it is a lieautiful country. In fact it is a garden spot, and the man who would not like Cuba would lie certainly hard to pleas.-. The restaurants and hotels have improved wonderfully since my first visit to Havana, as has also the city itself. Mr. Brown has built a race course that would be a credit to any of the great cities in the United States. As a matter of fact it is one of the most picturesque courses I have ever visited and. on my return to the States, I shall certainly fell my friends what a really beautiful place Oriental Park is. I would like nothing better than to have my horses here and bring down my machine and rent a house for the winter months. Lnfo. ornately my busy season is about to begin and I am compelled to return to the States. Next year I shall arrange for a more protracted stay." There has not been a rainy day since the meeting began and the track is in splendid condition. In fact a little rain would do it no barm. TImj horsemen have been more liberal with their entries: and with it has come a corresponding Improvement in the sport. Only a few of the Cuban-owned horses have started and two of them, Imperator and ldiola have won. Senor Tolon. owner of Imperator, is much elated with his new purchase. The borso has won twice since racing in his colors. W. C. Weant, who shipped his stable from Sacramento here, has had great success with two of the three horses he brought. Conflagration was returned a winner in every one of his first five starts. Zoroaster has won twice, been second twice and out of the money once. Weant. by the way, is quite a globe trotter. He has raced at every track in eastern and western Canada, all of the California tracks and at Charleston and Havana. At the na-elusion of the Exposition meeting at San Pran-cisco he shinned his horses to Sacramento for a short rest. When he got ready to leave for Havana, lie shipped to Denver, unloaded his horses for a day and worked them over the Overland Park track. From Denver he went to Dalhart. Texas, where lie again unloaded and rested up for two days and again worked his horses. The next stop was at New Orleans and the horses were again limbered up over the Fair Grenade course. The trip from Sacramento to Havana, including the stopovers, consumed just twenty-one days. Mose Coldblatt won his first race at the meeting when Cossack won on Wednesday. The horse was one of the outsiders, and some of the Kentucky delegation cleaned up handsomely. Goldblatt thinks that Cuba is a pretty soft place. The first horse he started here was goal an, which finished last in a race that Nathan It. won. The latter was bid up and Goldblatt was surprised when he received a check for 31.25 as his share of the runup. Sosiits finished next to last on Wednesday in the race that Stonehenge won and was bid up. This time Serins share of the runup was 5. There have been three runups here in the first eighteen days and all has been split up among the horsemen. The association gets no part of it. Coldblatt has concluded negotiations with Clarence Turner to rido for the Jefferson Livingston stable here this winter. Young Tom Taylor showed up a speed marvel in the two-year-old Dental, which beat her opponents away off in the first race here for the two-year-olds. Dental is a racy-looking miss, built on solid lines and she looks every inch of her a racer. The quarter in 22:. shows that she will take a lot of l eating iu these short dashes. Tfcsj way she riti the other day would indicate that she can g . for she increased her advantage several lengths in She last eighth. BedwelTx Manokin is a big coll. He was well up for the first eighth, but was tiring at the finish and it may be that he was not p "tewed up tight enough. Jack Keeno is said to have :l couple in his barn that are fast, and th"r- is one in the Preece bunch that has shown much speed in its trials There have been a dozen riders suspended for rough riding here, among them the best jockeys. The boys have probably learned by now that they will not be permitted to take any liberties and that the officials will inist that they refrain fn m inter- fering with the other riders in races. The local newspapers have devoted a lot of space to the races and some of the sporting editors her" are good newspapermen. Victor hfnjSU is probably the best known of any of them to the Americans, on account of his many visits to the United States. Mr. Munez baa attended every championship hall game for the past t n years and covered the games fully by cable for his paper. Fl Mun.lo. He writes most entertainingly of the races and probably is better informed on the sport than are s. me of the American critics.

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