Heavy Track at Havana: Rain of Early Morning Changes Going at Oriental Park, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-23


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HEAVY TRACK AT HAVANAl Rain of Early Morning Changes Going at Oriental Park. Ruby Easily Wins Main Race Buck Nail Scores Fourth Victory of Meeting. " : HAVANA, Cuba. December 22. neavy showers full tills morning at Marianno ajid made the footing !it Oriental Park heavy. The changed going was responsible for tin; withdniwal of Marse John and Iolite In the three-quarters of a mile handicap, the main race of the day. This left only three starters, and Ruby, the odds-on favorite, won as she pleased after setting a terrific pace and leading by a wide gup all the way. Despite the change in the weather a goodly sized crowd v.-ns present to witness the first Mondays racing of Hie season. The field in the opening race was dispatched without Fnstep, which was oue of the carded starters. The filly ran away a mile and a half after his saddle girth broke. After the race the stewards announced jockey Gargan.s suspension for fifteen days for beating Fastep over the head with his whip. He also struck her in the paddock, and was cautioned not to do it again Avhen he dismounted after the filly ran away. He again lieat her cruelly. Gargan was warned that a repetition would cost him his jockey license. Hops found no serious opposition in the second race and showed the way from start to finish, with Mike Dixon In nearest but unvailing pursuit. li: the third race H. Garner was substituted en Iliaiica in phtee- of Crump, who could not make the weight. Garner rode a powerful finish on tin: fillv. Kim overhauled liars and Stars in the last sixteenth and outgamed him in a grueling drive, getting up in the last few strides. Meeting considerable interference and bad racing luck did not deter the stout-hearted Gold Stone, the Tinensetter three-year-old accounting for the fifth race in a manner that plaased his many admirers. The consistent Duck Nail won his fourth victory of the meeting when he galloped home a winner in the sixth race, Ruck Nail was well ridden and kept under reserve for the first five-eighths, then moved up on the far turn and successfully resisted tlie best efforts of Baby Cal. M. K. Thompson lost Freemantle. G. M. Ridge claimed him out of the fifth race Sunday for 00. Frank McGinty purchased Plantarede from W. Hickman. The horse started in .the colors of his new owner in the fifth race today. F. McCollum. who has been in charge of the stable of M. F.. Thompson, departed this afternoon for San Francirco, Cal. H. G. Woods purchased C. K. Wrights interest in the two-year-old Polar Cub. Sureget will race in future in the name and colors of Mr. Woods. Jockev Kopplenian was suspended for ten days for interfering with Gold Stone when the latter attempted to come through on the inside at the turn out of the backstretch in the fifth nice. Karl Linnell lias taken charge of the horses belonging to I... Itlonm.

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