Havana Track Heavy Again: Rain Intervenes Just as Course Was Becoming Fast, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-17


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HAVANA TRACK HEAVY AGAIN Rain Intervenes Just as Course Was Becoming Fast. Rafferty Wins Atlantic Handicap Mabel Trask Scores Her Fifth Victory. HAVANA, CUBA. January 10. Kay Spence furnished the winner of todays feature, at Oriental P.irk when the speedy sprinter Rafferty worn the Atlantic Handicap, a dash of five and a half furlongs, which brought out a good field. The three-year-old Tippler showed keen speed for a half mile, lint in the stretch run Rafferty wore him down and won coin? away by a length. Skiles Knob, the favorite, stumbled and went to his knees entering the homestretch, nearly unseating his rider, who pulled him up. Just as the Oriental Park track was fast approaching its best condition, rain again intervened and as a result of a heavy downfall last night the course was heavy for todays sport. Withdrawals were numerous and horses with a penchant for muddy going were given the preference in the speculation. Ijkhihel Trask scored her fiftli victory of this meeting when she beat Nib by a neck in the third, coining from behind in a driving finish and getting up in the. final strides. Miss Gove, joint favorite with Mabel Trask, showed the most early speed, but gave way after setting the pace to the last eighth. Gallia, was made the medium of heavy play in this race, being backed from 30 to 1 to 8 to 1, but was never prominent and finished among the tail-enders. A band of maiden three-year-olds contested the rnnningflffvTipeiiing -race HinlMlmMne; California-bred soil of Voorhees, scored an easy victory, winning by five lengths, with Rosagine second a heel: In advance of Stiletto. Phil tngnr, from the stable of K. T. Zollicoffer. after many attempts, finally broke into the winning column here, accounting for the second race, in which Annie Edgar, the outstanding choice, quit badly in the last quarter after racing prominently In the early stages. I tn 1 In tl found the going to his liking in the fiftli and led throughout by a wide margin, never seriously threatened at any stage of the race. Inars easy success in the closing dasli made it a doubb for the .Spence stable, while it marked jockey T. Murrays third win for the day. Jockeys Nolan and Stirling -were suspended by the stewards for ten days on account of rough riding. Trout Fly came out of the race yesterday with a lKved tendon and will be retired.

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