Mexican Racing Prospects Good, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-01


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MEXICAN RACING PROSPECTS GOOD. William Dubois, the eastern clubhouse commissioner, and owin-r of Cli: :!os F.duanl and Nealon, was recently in Mexi.o and was entertained by tin-* Mexican Jixkey Club, an organization over 250 yean old. "The men composing tbi~ elub." says Dubois, "an a line lot. and are gentlemen sportsmen, pure and simple. They are of old Castilian families, and are all dons .and hidalgoes. Mr. Gonzales, tfec president, told aw they didnt care if lli-y lost ISBMvBBf, ,iu»t so they could have clean. latcnattBg raring:. A lot of American race horses have been taken down there, and are going to be bred, but it is my opinion that they will need a great deal of acclimating lie-fore they .an race in Mexi.o, on account of the diff.r.iHe in altitude. •T sluill have an entry in their first Mexican Futurity, which will be run next winter, and for ahtcfe they have hung up |2S,BMM Mexican, which ; nils to .2.o i in gold. They are offering big purses. ;iui] I really think they will be successful. They are actuated by a MtoatM for clean sport and their Jockey Club is an exclusive organization.|Kiscd of tie best men in Mexico, and it seems eert.iin that they will Beep the six.rt on a high M i~. "Of course, here has been raeing for many years in Mexi.o. but it has been principally pony races ami gentlemens races. They have had trotting. = too. but now they are going in for the real thing ig and arc fitting up their plant handsomely. Their ir track is old, but it is a good one. and they will 11 Uiave a fine, big grandstand. The men I talked .. ™ to are very enthusiastic and are all men of wealth." While at Chihuahua Dubois ran into Jack Follans-bees s- country, and says of it: "Mi. is regarded as a kind of feudal al lord down there, and I really believe that he and ,,, cx-Oovernor T.-razas rule Chihuahua.

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