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1 1 ; I i i • AMERICAN CLUB HANDICAP i • -: Bally Winner After Thrilling Finish with Speedy Bread Man. o • Williams Bros. Score Double Victory — F. Wilson Riding Hero of the Day. $ i HAVANA, Cuba, January 10, The Inaugural running of the American Flub Handicap attracted an immense crowd to oriental Park this afternoon and furnished a Hterlittg contest, in which Bread Matt nut defeat after fi ur sir. tight rtaiories. lb- was only beaten in the tasl strides of a thrilling finish. Bally getting the de-ision by a nose. Bread Man was in trouble on the far turn, where he was crowded back, bat for which he might have won. as he finished like whirlwind, passing Furbelow and Miimbo Jump- in the last eighth and jual fail ing to get up. I.ally. the winner, raced in a for ward position throughout and gamely hung on to his slight advantage in a gruelling finish. Furbelow, coupled with Doeod as the M. Cnhibintt entry, the favorite in the betting, set a fast pace to the last eighth, where he iptit. Williams Bros, figured prominently in tin- days results, scoring a double with Natural and Fau Col. The latter, after assuming a big lend in the sitli race, a dash of a mile and a sixteenth, suddenly tired near the end and Kennedy was forced to ride him out to avoid defeat Jockey F. Wilson carried off the riding honors with three victories, while IF Kennedy rode two. While Timothy J. Ilogan has finished second or Ihird in eleven out of his last thirteen starts, he has not been able to will. Today he was a redhot favorite in the opening dash and again disappointed his backers b.v finishing third. Thorn Ftoniti and Miss Dixie leading him home. The first mentioned hil all the wa.v and was never in danger of defeat. IF A. Cottons Ha track, neglected in the bet t lag, found little trouble annexing tin- second race. He had a three-lengths margin over Flant.tgenet at the end. with Flmont in third place. The BBblta favored the combination of Natural and Kennedy in the third race and was rewarded b.v an easily achieved Victory, tin Williams Bros.1 fill.v easll] racing t igale into defeat. No mistake was made in selecting Polar tub to win the fourth race, the Osaary colt, under his light impost holding swa. throughout and winning with plenty in i ear lie. Jockey F. Barnes apprentice aUoarance expires Tuesday. Claim* wen- deposited for tin plater Polar Cab, which won the fourth race, by T. Doyle and W. K. Padgett, tin- former taunting the horse lor ,200. Mr. Fred Brhsdta, a well km w n patron of racing over tin- eastern courses and proprietor of a leading hotel at l:.ti i sun. N. J., was an arrival today. He came from Key West by hydroplane and is here for an extended stay. Charles A. Btoaeaam and John J. McCraw. who hft here several days ago f. r Chicago, an- expected to arrive then- toamrrow. Both are ardent adber- eiiis of lln- air route of traveling and will make the return from Florida to Havana by hydroplane.