Up to Expectations: Ninth Season of Havana Racing Makes Auspicious Start, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-05


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UP TO EXPECTATIONS Ninth Season of Havana Racing Makes Auspicious Start. Patronage and Volume of Speculation Immense Two Each for Marionette and Sea Frince. HAVANA, Cuba, December 4. The ninth Beason of winter racing in Cuba, now in progress at Oriental Park, has made an auspicious beginning and bids fair to be as successful as it was predicted it would be. There was a tremendous crowd out Thanksgiving Day, also on Saturday, and again Sunday. Enthusiasm was more marked than in former years and the volume of speculation much larger, the adoption of the pari-mutuel as the only method of wagering evidently meeting the public fancy. Oriental Park is even more beautiful than ever before, and it has always bean known as the garden spot of Marianao. The track itself is in splendid condition and already fast time is being hung up in the various races. Horsemen are unanimous that Thomas Monahan, president of the Cuba-American Jockey and Auto Club, has a two-year-old of superior merit in the brown filly Marionette, a daughter of Olambala Mauviette. She has won both races in which she has started, displaying a degree of speed usually possessed only by the top-notch racers. Sea Prince, the five-year-old son of Sea King Danceress, trained by U. J. Halt and racing for the Orient Stable, has won the two big feature races decided thus far at this meeting. He annexed the Thanksgiving Handicap on opening day and on Sunday accounted for the Matanzas Handicap, both being ,000 contests. OrENS PUBLIC STABLE. Having almost completed his duties as manager of the Guayabal Stock Farm, Roger Milton has decided to train a public stable and already has four horses under his care. These are Lt. Wm. J. Murray, a four-year-old; Eugenie Gomez, a two-year-old filly by Transvaal and a couple of Cuban-bred yearlings. The latter are a bay colt by Solomon Cionakilty and a chestnut filly by Sir Edgar Magic Memories. These two youngsters will run in the colors of the Royal Palm Stable. The two older horses will be raced in the interest of the Guayabal Stock Farm. Thomas Shullman, well-known sporting man of Cincinnati, Ohio, is among the daily visitors at Oriental Park. Mr. Shullman recently embarked in the sport of racing as an owner and a number of the horses being trained by Pete Williams will carry his colors this winter. Thomas A, Gray, who served general managed Frank J. Bruen as private secretary last year, is back in his former position. Mr. Gray was for a number of years secretary to Secretary of the United States Treasury McAdoo. During his period of service at Oriental Park Gray has proved his efficiency and his courteousness and affability have endeared him to all who have business dealings with manager Bruens office. The only horses now at Guayabal Farm, outside of stock horses and weanlings, are Sally, Ben Butler, Brother Maclean and a yearling filly belonging to Colonel J. De Es-trampes. All of these will shortly be transferred to Oriental Park to be placed in training. C. E. Myatt, who has been racing at the local course for several years, has only one horse in training at present. This is Two Eyes, a four-year-old chestnut filly by General Roberts, from the good mare Eyefull. DOXDAS PROMISING APPRENTICE. William Dondas has made application for an apprentice license for Jack Zakman, an eighteen-year-old Baltimore boy, who has not yet ridden in a race. The boy is at present galloping horses and Dondas believes he has the makings of a good rider. IL Stutts, under contract to Kay Spence, trainer for the Montfort Jones stable, has been loaned to S. T. Baxter for the winter and will shortly arrive here to join that owners stable. EL B. Ogden is a recent arrival with three horses, these being the six-year-old gray mare Discord and the two-year-old Dartmouth. He also has charge of Little Cuban, a native-bred yearling by Sir Edgar Eda Herrmann. Senor Vincent Rizzo and his famous New York orchestra is furnishing the music in the clubhouse this year. Dr. C. Reed, who owned and trained Frill, winner of the first race ever run at Oriental Park, January 14, 1915, is a recent arrival who expects to make an extended stay here.

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