Rich Grand Prize Of Cuba: 5,000 Added Handicap Sunday Feature at Oriental Park.; Government Endowed to It Adds to Its Prestige--Fine Field Named to Start in It., Daily Racing Form, 1921-03-13


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RICH GRAND PRIZE OF CUBA 15000 Added Handicap Sunday Feature at Oriental Park Government Endowment to It ItAdds Adds to Its Prestige Fine FineField Field Named to Start in It HAVANA Cnlii March 11 All roads in Cuba will lead lo Oriental Ijirk tomorrow afternoon when tlu first running of the 15000 added Grand Ijrlzu of Cuba lliindici will Iw the stellar attrac ¬ tion If tliir day is fine which seems quite prob ¬ able tins evening tlie largest crowd in the history of Havanas most K nlar ontilcor amusement resort will lie in nil probability on hand to witness tin decision Nobody bore can recall wIien so much Interest in the outcome of a race at the local track 1ms been manifested as in the big event tomor ¬ row The race will be fully up to the measure of the ideals which manager Frank J Mruen lind in mind when he instituted the important fixture and in doing so enlisted the cooperation and finan ¬ cial assistance tf the government in the promo ¬ tion of thoroughbred breeding for the racing indus ¬ try on the island which is bringing here a host of tourists many of whom would never otherwise liijve been attracted to Cuba In establishing this raccj Mr Hruen was looking forward to the time when the Grand Prize of Cuba will take its place with other great American races and challenge the attention of the whole racing world The riders have been assigned as follows Matinee Idol Keii MV Atta Hoy II none Frank W Penman llewi Morel Sweep Clean Iickens Walnut Hall rir e General 1 M Gomez none Aiken Hunt OInn Crump Mayor House Fields Sweet i Wilson Mally Francis lluonec Ljincaster i irate Lowe LoweTi Ti pretty custom of adorning the winner of a siakr ace with a floral wreath as followed on vany uierican race tracks will be adopted here wleii ihe winner of the Jrand Prize Handicap will be similarly decorated with a huge floral offering presented by one of the members of the National Committee for Touring which organization is in charge of the disbursement of the 13000 added money moneySaturdays Saturdays program was featured by the running of the Columbia Handicap which served to further enhance the good opinion entertained of John Wal ¬ ters good colt Last One Despite the crusher of 1111 pounds the son of Judge Wright ran his oppo ¬ nents dizzy and outclassed them in every respect respectClose Close finishes marked the running of the first and second races the winners being in doubt until the last few strides in each race raceA A L Austin departed this morning for Havre do Grace His horses will be transferred to that city Tuesday TuesdayHlair Hlair Mock received a cablegram from Tijuana Mexico this morning Informing him of the death of his former trainer Cecil Uowe whose remains will be shipped home to his sister Mrs C II Uaymond at Columbus Ga for interment intermentII II Hrydges an apprentice under contract to A C Niehuiis rode his first winner when he landed Koseate home in front in the third nice Hrydges has an excellent seat and looks like a coiner coinerProminent Prominent among todays visitors at Oriental Park were Col W T Durban commander 101st Indiana Regiment in the Spanish American war Frank I ShiiUs president of the Miami Herald company K Romp also of Miami Herbert Poyer of Philadelphia M M Hunter Conrad C Miller both of Philadelphia John A Miller of New York and John J Rogers a prominent business man of Atlanta Ga accompanied by his wife

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