National Election In Cuba: Big Crowd Takes Advantage of Holiday to See Races.; Sirocco Defeats Black Prince in Driving Finish in Principal Contest., Daily Racing Form, 1921-03-16


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NATIONAL ELECTION IN CUBA Big Crowd Takes Advantage of Holiday to See Races Sirocco Defeats Black Prince in inDriving Driving Finish in Principal PrincipalContest Contest HAVANA Cuba March 1 Today was election day in Cuba and a National holiday Itusinoss was suspended in Havana and a large crowd made the trip to Oriental Park to witness the sport A well balanced program was provided by the management and interesting contests were the order of the after ¬ noon noonThe The feature race a threequarters of a mile han ¬ dicap was won by Sirocco which made all the pace and beat Rlack Prince by a half length in a driving finish The race resolved itself into ti duel between the pair and the stretch struggle was spec tacular both Pickens and Penman riding as if their lives depended upon the outcome Rlack Prince gained perceptibly in the last few strides but Sirocco hung on gamely and averted defeat defeatThe The twoyearold race brought out a field of eleven E Cebrian furnished the winner in Trumpet Call which smothered them all for speed and won under restraint by a half dozen lengths lengthsKayman Kayman reared while at the barrier in the second race and straddled the outside rail This was responsible for the delay at the post After tin barrier was sprung Harp of the North rushed into the lead and after racing the speedy Tul ntli t defeat in the early stages outgamed Get JEm in the lengthCharles stretch beating the latter by a length Charles A Stonohams Cuban Derby candidate Hilly Rarton was given a workout between tlie first and second races and the crack son of Huoii ran the half mile in 48 the threequarters in 111 and the mile in 140 He was never fully extended and pulled up fresh and strong Rert Kennedy who will ride Stonehams colt in the Derby was in the saddle saddleF F Wilson who heads the list of winning riders at this meeting was slightly indisposed and as a result engagementsPlantarede had to cancel his riding engagements Plantarede scored easily in the fourth drawing away into a big lead at the end endJohn John Lowes colors were in front in the final race when Ava R carried them to victory defeat ¬ ing Dolph by a half length in a stirring stretch drive after the pacemaker Litholick tired at the far turn turnJockey Jockey Rodriguez had his first mount at Oriental Park this year when he was astride Senor Alvarez Califa in the opening dash dashH H C Griffiths Cubanbred colt Cuba Encanto by Solomon Charmeuse which is regarded as tlio strongest candidate in the 10000 Cuba Produce Stakes to be run Sunday was seen under colors for the first time made a most favorable impres ¬ sion by his good showing in the first nice niceA A F Daytons apprentice C Parrish won his maiden race when he brought Harp of the North home a winner in the second race

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