Havana Racing Thrilling: Large Attendance at Oriental Park Views Sensational Sport, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-23


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HAVANA RACING THRILLING Large Attendance at Oriental Park Views Sensational Sport. Smallest of Margins Separate the Placed Horses in Nearly-All the Races. HAVANA, Cuba, February 22. What was probably the most ink-resting days racing seen at Oriental rj. lark this season was witnessed this afternoon ,r by an exceedingly large crowd, which had every opportunity to give vent to its enthusiasm, m as the finishes in :i majority of the races were uj of liairraising variety, with the result in doubt to to the final strides. In the fourth onlv a nose and nd .",!a1 ,siParated the first three horses at the l,0 finish. Kernan just lasting long enough to get the ie judge s eye. with Lady Jane Grey and Kncore right llt "A ."heels. Jockey Nolans superb finish was as all that saved Kernan. Another interesting and hard fought finish came in the third race, in which Lantann. Miss Frances os and Barton were closely bundled in a stubbornlv lv contested stretch battle, the result of which was iii jj, doubt until the final strides, the first mimed being awarded the decision by a neck, with Miss Frances ws a half length in advance of Barton, which in turn ,. was but a head to the good of Peep Again. The l,e hitters performance was noteworthy, because he l,e came from a long way back, working his wav lv up on the extreme outside and running farther j. than any horse in the race. iA.iY-,m V1- tile ,cl0"- race wis the finish of the ie 1 rilling kind, less than a half length separating ig the f rst three horses, with Solid Bock, which was is considered the best betting proposition of the dav, v getting the short end of the purse. Tippo Sahib wis s the winner, with Mini JSill second, .the, latter slipping ,. through- on the inside entering the homestretch and just failing to set up. The opening dash was productive of a well-con -tfsted race without, however. Bagdadine, the first st choice, figuring in the contention at any stage. e 1m Kross was the pacemaker to the last eighth I, where he gave way to Kimpalong, which, after a end" str,1R?Ie wit" Kwl- .re" away right at the ,e Old Froglegs, veteran of the track and stud, gave .e sufficient evidence that he can still run fast when , he won the second race, a dash of three-quarters, s in 1:12. displaying stamina and courage in out-gaming . Ins younger opionent, Shandon, to score :e by a nose. IMPRESSIVE IS PULLED UP. The result of the fifth race was a disappointment, I, as Impressive, the warmly supported Williams Bros, representative, while in the lead, was crowded d rounding the far turn and was pulled up. The win- - . nor came from the stable of G. W. Loft in Lacka- - i wanna, the three-year-old King James fillv, the e j outsider in a lK-tting way. She won easily, with i hparkler second and High Cear third, the latter r finishing fast after being outrun early. j At the end of the days sport the stewards handed u down a ruling which brought thirty davs suspen- - i sion and a fine of S100 for Dreyer and Nolan for r rough riding. For both jockeys ibis was the third ii offense. In the opening event Dreyer shut off i l Bagdadine. Nolan rode Sparkler, and was re- - t sponsible for crowding Impression against the side of the fence and then shutting off High Gear in the homestretch. Fa tor was also suspended for ten i days for rough riding. j The first two-year-old stake event of the cur- - s rent meeting is scheduled for decision tomorrow, . a when the Cuba Juvenile Stakes of ,200 added, i at a half mile, is offered as the principal attrac- s tion of a good Sunday program of seven race t I he Diaz stable has three of its crack youngsters i entered Blue Wrack. Just Fancy and Azuritu the first two mentioned having a clean score thus far . - Z each with two winning races in as manv starts to f their credit. Blue Wrack is considered a top- d Hotelier and will undoubtedly be the stables chief ; t reliance in tomorrows race. Ford and Hatrack both winners, are counted on to make it interesting for the Diaz representatives. The absence of Dr Hall is regretted, as with that speedy colt among the starters the question of which is the best " youngster at the track might have been answered. w we

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