Many Kentuckians to Race in Cuba: Horsemen of Blue Grass State to Go to Havana next Winter-Improvements at Latonia, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-28


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i MANY KENTUCKIANS TO RACE IN CUBA ; Horsemen of Blue GTass State to Go to Havana Next Winter Improvements at Latonia. CINCINNATI, O., August 27. Frank J. Rruen, i right hand man to II. D. Rrown in the management of Oriental Park, Havana, departed today for that city after spending ten days her-3 on a business : and pleasure visit. Rruens chief object in coming here ; was to arrange for the removal of all of his : personal belongings to Havana, as he intends to : make that place his permanent home in the future ; and he will serve as resident manager of Oriental Park. "I look for Havana to have the biggest and best meeting in its history," said Rruen, "and since I arrived here I have talked to any number of horsemen who told me that they are going to ship there next winter. AVe are going after a better class of horses than have been the rule heretofore in winter racing, and our purse inducements will get them. Our plans, while still in the making, are nearly complete, and they will be announced to the horsemen within a short while." Rruen was formerly assistant manager at Douglas Park and Latonia, but since the Kentucky Jockey Club took over those plants he has been devoting his entire time to Oriental Park. His popularity has been responsible for drawing a number of Kentucky horsemen to Havana, until now there are more owners racing -iiero each year from the Rlue Grass State than from any other section. George Rarnes, whose stable, headed by Rring-hurst and Korbly, has been summering at Churchill Downs, arrived from California, where he had been visiting since the spring meeting at Latonia closed. He plans a trip to New York in an effort to pick up a few more horses to race mi ilv. Kentucky cir-c:U in ti:e fall. JOCKEY ANDRESS TO RIDE AGAIN. Former jockey AValter Andress, who was one of the first to enlist in the marines after the United States entered the war, has been discharged and is resting in this city. He did not pick up any weight while in the service and in all probability he will resume riding in the autumn. Pat Knebelkamp was an arrival from Saratoga, and after spending a few days here lie will so to Lexington, where his fourteen horses have been summering under the care of trainer George Arviii "The going was pretty rough for us Kentucknians at Saratoga," said Pat, "but we all got by and I do not think that anybody will be left there." Charley Nolle, track superintendent at Latonia, has spent a busy summer making improvements at the Milldale plant so that more people can be taken care of during the coming autumn meeting. Chief of these was the removal of the secretarys office out alongside the paddock and a new building was erected to house additional cashiers in the pari-mutnel department. Concrete and sod have been laid as far down the homestretch as the quarter post, and the space reserved for the race patrons now totals five-sixteenths of a mile from the clubhouse sit the seven-eighths rjost down td the quarter post. AVhile he devoted the majpr part of his time to the improvements for the racegoers benefit, Nolte did not neglect the track proper, ai.d it is now in better condition than ever before. More horses have been summering at Latonia this year than ever before, and they are all in excellent condition. Quite a few of them will remain there until the meeting opens, as they have been unable to get stable room at Lexington. . . ,

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