Havanas next Fixture: Independence Handicap of ,000 Added to be Run Friday, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-21


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HAVANAS NEXT FIXTURE ■ - o . : i Independence Handicap of ,000 Added to Be Run Friday. j| - » t Crack Field to Strive for Its Rich Prize — True Flier Best , of Juveniles. JB s a— — i HAVANA. Cuba, Eebruary 20.— With the rich Grand Rational Handicap mam a matter of turf history the attention of horsemen and raeegoren is now turning toward the next valuable stake? to h" decided SI Oriental Dark. This is tho Independence Handicap, which will have its annual renewal Friday. Fehrnary L4. Cubas Independence day. or generally known as Grito de Baire Day. This stake, which was won last year by Mrs. O. B. Potts Bread Man. is for horses three years old and over, and the distance is one mile and an eighth. The race is endowed to the extent of 1922.sh.1100. It attracted fifty-nine entries, including all of the best horses in training. Among the potentiial ones that are likely to start are the Goldapple Stahb-s triple stake winner Billy Barton: Mose Ooldblatts Dr. Clark and Atta Boy II.; H. E. Sunns Sea 1iiine; the C. and D. Stables General hfeneeal and Aiken: N. Adans General J. M. Gome/.: K. e in- Bras, Llewellyn; W. F. Knebelkampa Lad] Aster; John Leiwes Ike Leopard, and OMeara Bros." 1,0ms A. Billy Bnrton emerged a victor over a similar band in the Orand National, which will entail a considerable weight penalty for the Gold-sppla stables crack racer in his next stake engagement. Weights are due to he announced three days prior te the running of the stake, and owners of eligible* are naturally anxious to see what their homes ere asked to shoulder. Trin- Flier, a fili.v by tin. Futurity winner Bennant —Bath Law, which 11. r. Whitney recently sold to Samuel Harris, is probably the; best two-year-old at Oriental Bark, her victory over the unbeaten Lareaa MareeBla sheering net real oaslll j . Horsemen are of tiie opinion that she may prove to be» a racer of real merit, and one that will hold her own with tin. cracks she will be sent against when she leaves here. Her only defeat suffered was "ii a heavy tr.uk when the Missouri-bred filly ljorena Marcellia si en eel an easy triumph over her. At the. time it was believed the Whitney -breel filly could easily reverse this decision and that sue h did happen is now a matter of record. Straight Shooter, another juvenile from the Whitney barn, has had several opportunities and has been tried and found wanting, but he may improve with tacing. although he can hardly ever be classed with True Elier. Trainer Goldblat may have a few in bis barn that may turn out to be first-rate racers, but as yit he lias not uncovered them. He is going along slowly, and as the meeting has yet five weeks to run lie has abundant time to find out just what, they can do in racing. Havana has be-e-n aptly described as New Yorka gayist suburb. The railroad over the Florida Keys, which shortened the way to Cuba by a full day, was hailed ss a resaarkahle feat of engineering. It made Havana only a three-day journey from New York, in spite of the time lost in crossing over to Cuba by stensstr from Key West. The development of the flying machine, which daily carries passengers to and fro between Key West and Havana, making the run in a little over an hour has brought about a further narrowing of the gap between New York and the Cuban metropolis, so that it is now possible to leave Havana at »5 oclock in the- evening and arrive in New York within forty-eight hours. With the telephone in active service and Havana only two days away, the natural allurements of Cuba are enhanced for tho tourists. What with racing, jai ali anil incomparable swimming at the- Marianao beach, there are few dull moments for the man or woman in quest of recreation, if not rest, under the southern cross. The Cuban thoroughbred breediug industry received a big boost a short time ago when E. 0. Oriffifhs Cuba Encanto, a three-yead-old colt by Solomon — Charmeuse. and bred at the Oriental Park Stock Farm, met and defeated easily four other goeid ones of his own age. including Harry Payne Whitneys main Cuban Derby eligible Cherry Tree, and Willie Dugaus Leghorn, another Derby possibility. The native-bred colt showed his heels to his rivals all the way and. displaying good speed, won by a good margin. He is easily the best horse so far produced in the island republic.

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