Ralph Sanabria, Cuban Saddle Star, to Ride at Ak-Sar-Ben, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-16


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Ralph Sanabria, Cuban Saddle Star, to Ride at Ak-Sar-Ben OMAHA, Nebr., June 15. — One of the leading race riders of the western hemisphere for 1945 checked in at Ak-Sar-Ben recently. Hes 21-year-old Ralph Sanabria, who from January 1 to May 20, rode 87 winners at Havanas Oriental Park to show the way to all riders in winning mounts. Sanabria, one of five brothers, speaks no English, but Angulo, former member of the University of Havana basketball team, speaks English with only the slightest ac cent. No. he doesnt think the tiny Cuban rider will have too much trouble holding his own against the jockeys at Ak-Sar-Ben. "That competition in Cuba was tough enough," Angulo grinned. "And the boy did all right there — with 87 winners." The jockey was worried about one thing, his interpreter explained. Hed never started a horse from a closed gate, such as will be in use at Ak-Sar-Ben; was concerned about that. But he was assured that a few mornings of schooling would correct that. 1 Also, he admitted even at 105 pounds he j was a bit overweight. His best weight is an i even 100 pounds.

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