Change in Weather at Havana: Rain and Heavy Track Give Mud Runners an Opportunity to Show to Advantage, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-27


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CHANGE IN WEATHER AT HAVANA Bain and Heavy Track Give Mud Runners an Opportunity to Show to Advantage. HAVANA, Cuba, February 20. Mud runners had an opportunity of showing their ability at Oriental Park this, afternoon. Heavy showers fell before the horses were called to the post for the opening race, and dark clouds hung over the track the remainder of the afternoon. Old Red made a runaway affair of the opening dash of half a mile for youngsters. He sprinted into a long lead in the early running and had six lengths margin over Sea Bat at the finish. HazeU nut was ridden out to beat Frank Iturke in the second race by a scant length, and King Worth won the third by the same margin. Avion -and Hemlock won their respective races by long margins after making all the pace, and both were nnder restrainc at the finish. Phalerian broke down and was pulled up. H. B. Dalley won his second victory of the afternoon when Galaway beat Corydon by a nose in the last race. Jockey Willie Knapp, who has been doing the heavyweight riding for Senor Diaz stable, leaves for Belmont Park on Saturday. Knapp has had a couple of offers for the coming season which he has taken under consideration, but he lias not as yet signed any contract. A division of the J. S. Tyree stable, which has been racing at Oriental Park, will be disposed of at auction in the paddock Saturday. The plater Ballad was shipped to New Orleans today. L. L. Biruie has purchased of J. J. Tiinnierman the two-year-old Oriental Park. The latter is u sister to Agnes Cook.

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