Wednesdays Havana Racing Off, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-09


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WEDNESDAYS HAVANA RACING OFF HAVANA, Cuba, January S. The management of the Cuba-American Jockey Club held a metting yesterday afternoon and adopted resolutions expressing sorrow at the death of Theodore Roosevelt, former President of the United States and a popular hero among the Cuban people. It was also decided, as a further mark of respect, to declare off todays racing at Oriental Park. The entries sent out yesterday for todays sport will stand for Thursdays racing. Cubas flag was flying at half mast over all forts, naval vessels, public buildings and posts on the island until after the funeral of Colonel Roosevelt today, in accordance with a decree issued by President Menocal. The decree, in part, follows: "Ex-President of the United States Roosevelt is dead. His loss is not only a motive of deep mourning for his own country, but also our own country. His name will remain by virtue of his unforgettable deeds, which are engraved .in the hearts of. our people, periietually united to the history of the foundation and consolidation of our national existence."

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