Havana Holiday Season: Racing Will be Held Daily from Dec. 21 until Jan. 4, 1920, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-11


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HAVANA HOLIDAY SEASON i Racing Will Be Held Daily From Dec. 21 Until Jan. 4, 1920. Williams Brothers and Jockey Kederis Win Two Races Grundy Runs Poorly. nAVANA. Cuba, Deeemlwr 10. Following Hie procedure of former years the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club will conduct racing daily, including Mondays, at Oriental Park beginning Sunday, December 21, and continuing up to and including January 4. 1920. This covers the holiday season, which here in Cuba is observed to even a greater degree than n the States. It is the season of rejoicing and festivities, and since the introduction of racing on this island it has become one of the principal amusements of the Cubans during the holiday season. Greater crowds than at any time during the winter are in attendance at Oriental Park, and with the wonderful prosperity prevailing here it is expected that the crowds during the coming holiday season will be larger than in any previous year. Ralmy. summerlike weather and the prospect of witnessing some of the same brand of interesting racing that delighted the big crowd of Tuesday, combined to attract an even larger attendance to Oriental Park today. The" sport started off in the same manner that it ended yesterday, a nose finish bringing the spectators to their feet when Allah, the overwhelming favorite. just -managed to heat out the fast closing Cuban-owned gelding Red. The latter, carrying the colors of the Armonia sta-.ble.: ava gaining, with every stride and would have won in a few more yards. Nor did the excitement stop here, for in the next race, just when it appeared as if Rig Smoke was winning easily. R. E. Grahams, old campaigner Pierrot stepped through on the Inside and passed the leader in the last eighth to score by a small margin. The Raliama Hnndicap, the main raco, of the day. furnished a decided upset in the unlooked for defeat of Grundy, a warm favorite. The latter lacked his usual speed and ran last all the way. Hubbub set u fast pace from start to finish and held his opponents safe at all stages. The Rallot filly Sweet Alyssum ran a fine race to score in the third. She went to the front on the last turn, and though she had a safe lead Lux took no chances and rode her out when the favorite, Circulate, made his bid. Money made it a double for Williams Rrofliers and jockey J. Kederis when ho easily showed the way to those that opintscd him In the fourth race. Money displayed fine speed throughout and was never In danger. The colors of II. Ipman, a local banker, were seen for the first time today when Slider started in the first race. W. McDaniel is training the colt for the new owner. Grundy was on his bad behavior this afternoon, refusing to extend himself despite Mountains efforts. The horse appeared to sulk. Ills last few races, which were run oyer a hard track-, apparently made him sour. 1 -

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