Relative Of Diaz Owner: Horse Owned By Son-in-Law of Mexican President Wins At Juarez.; Animal Had Been Carded in Name of L. Blum, Who Has Imported Many Thoroughbreds Into Mexican Republic., Daily Racing Form, 1910-02-13


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¬ r ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ RELATIVE OF DIAZ OWNER HORSE OWNED BY SONINLAW OF MEXICAN PRESIDENT WINS AT JUAREZ j Animal Had Been Carded in Name of L Blum Who Has Imported Many Thoroughbreds Into Mexican Republic El Paso Tex February 12 Ignaclo de la Torre Miers soninlaw and favorite of President Porfirio J Diaz of Mexico is the real owner of the horse Comal which scored at sensational odds in the in ¬ troductory race at Terrazas Park today Comal Is a fiveyearold Texasbred gelding by L B Davis Opalescent racing in the name and colors of the noted Mexican horseman Leopold Blum and this was his first success at the Juarez meeting Mr Blum who represents the highest personages in the republic has purchased and imported Into Mexico more than four hundred thoroughbreds from the United States within the past eighteen mouths Mr Blum recently engaged a young American trainer named James Johnston at 4000 per annum to train the stable of horses and the credit of training the first winner at Juarez for one of the foremost sports ¬ men JohnstonComals of the country belongs to Johnston Comals victory was one of the most popular of any during the meeting and dozens of congratulatory telegrams were sent to the Mexican capital by local racing enthusiasts enthusiastsBlaggs Blaggs victory in the handicap wns the principal racing feature of the afternoon Dugan rode the Leo gelding effectively and landed first money by a small and lucky margin Fusileer a colt of the late Captain John Hacketts breeding won from a good 1 and of threeyearolds lat six furlongs and Captain Edward Hackett was further encouraged to keep up the thoroughbred interest of the family General Manager M J Winn returned from Chi ¬ huahua today At a conference held there between President Alberto Terrazas VicePresident J G Follansbee W II Kraft and Colonel Winn it was decided that there would be no extension of the present Juarez meeting and that it would close on March scheduleThis 1 In accordance with the original schedule This was the most profitable racing day of the ancetlng The association made good money and ex ¬ pects to make enough during the remainder of tho meeting to break even instead of facing the 100000 deficit which it was prepared elieerfully to stand confident of tiltlmnte success

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