Juarez Meeting Continues to Prosper.: Season at Mexican Course is Expected to Reach Its Height during Latter Part of Present Month., Daily Racing Form, 1913-01-05


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JUAREZ MEETING CONTINUES TO PROSPER. Season at MexJoaa Come Is Expected to Reach Its Height Duiing Latter Part of Present Month. ci Paso, Tex., January 4. interest in the racing at the Jockey club Jnarea course continues to in crease. Every rtaj brings new arrivals and it is particular! noticeable that main of the visitors hail from New fork and other big eastern cities. in fact, He- Jeares coarse now presents much of the appearance of a metropolitan race course. There i- reail.v more of a New York following of the sport :.t present at Jaarea than attended the race meet in;;- In Kentucky la-l year. Now that the holiday a are over, assay new coiners an expected, especially from westers cities, -u h a- i.o- Angeles. Denver. Kansas City. Si. Pouts. Chicago and San Francisco, and by the last • January the racing season will be at its height. from every viewpoint the present Juares meet lag is a huge sueee--. The racing is clean, whole some and i t good quality, while the betting I" healthy, there being an abundance oi money in -gin. The attendance has become almost of holiday proportions i i-lii along. W. F- Applegate and Co.S noted five year old mare. Bound the Wuld. is gradually rounding to and will be ready lo resume racing within the next few Weeks. Last Sunday she was worked out between races and, while not asked to go at a speedy clip, she acted aa if she could run fast had she been set down. The daughter of Leckford looks more robust than she has at any tlane since early in her career, before she began racing as a two-yea] old. in fact, and apparently her long let-up has done her much good. Her owmi- are perfectly untitled with her training since -he began lo take her regular work again and they expect her to race brilliantly during 1913. The autre ha- always bees a great racing favorite. In the first twenty live days of racing at Juarez this winter. B. !■. Carman succeeded in winning thirteen races. Mr. Carman says he never saw a stable of horses train belle;- than his String is doing now at the Juarez course. His two year old- have all developed well and he lias tpiit talking about going lo Fngland wilh hi- hor-es. Nobby, which was on the ailing list hero, is now training well for Kay Speaee and thst horseman expects to Ik- able to race this three year-old by the inihllo of the month and also look- for him to run Will hole. BObby Cook, which came out of hi-lasl race with a severe fever, is also ROW working well for trainer Spenec and he i- certain he will also be able to race that fast plater again liefore the present month ends. Trainer J. D. Adkins. who trains Buckborn. Helen Barbie and other horses in the B. J. Mackenzie stable, concluding to spend the holidays in California, left Jockey J. Loftus la charge of his horses, which explains why tin- latter has not been riding much during Hie past ten days. Loftus has been keeping in condition by working and schooling the two year old- in the Stable and every morning he canters and gallops the entire baud. Loftus takes kindly to training and will follow that profession when added weight and years makes him unit the saddle. Ho has hope- of riding for several mole sea-ons. as with little reducing he can still ride at about 110 pounds. He has already been engaged to ride . F. Buscnemeyers crack three-yea r-old, Hawthorn, in the Kentucky and Patonia Derbys next spring. FWd T. Wood lays claim to have tired, raised and raced more good horses, from a limited number of mai»s. than any man who ever conducted a thoroughbred breeding establishment in Texas. His la-t real good horse was Frank Mullens, but he has a Iw i year old in hi- string here which he thinks will turn our to be a second May Beach for him. She is by Adkiti-. a son of Bosseau out of Holly Grey, and recently worked a half mile in close |o :4S. Mr. Wood was onee badly fooled in the ability Of his horses and thai was when he shipped May Beach to Sfaeepsbead Bay. In the first race In- started her he bet all he could afford to wager, but .1. R. Keeaas great horse, Voter, happened to Ik- in the race and. as he was then at his best, lie simply cantered to the Texas bred in. ire. Another western horseman happened to come across Mr. Wood after the lace and remarked to him thai Voter had run fast. Mr. Wood said "yes he did." "but dont you know." added May Beachs owner. "he ran no faster than I can get hack to Texas." and he left for the west on tin- tit-l train. One of the most successful horses he raced some years back was Mi Bey Mils-, which was bred in Illinois. Mr. Wood has never at one time owned many mares. His breeding establishment is near Abeline. Texas, and comprises a little over 900 acres. He has pe caliar ideas in breeding. He cares little for pedigrees, bur is a stickler for a stallion or mare nos ■easing an abundance of size and good individuality and quality. lie has made a success of racing and breeding with his own ideas and for this reason new fashions in this line are not popular with him. All and all. be is a unique character, with an originality all his own. Trainer B. C. Benson has been trying the expert ment of getting Anion ready to race at the Juarez course, by having him trained on the El Paso side of Hie Bio Grande at Washington Park, a half-mile Hack in Texas. lie fitted Setback there before he sent the son of llgihn to the Mexico track lo race and. while that horse failed him tin- first time out. In- scored in his next two starts. Both of these arc owned by the Dearer turfman. Fdw in Gaylord. He paid a big price for Anion as a two year-old and al Ihat age the now four year old equaled the half mile American record by running the distance at Juarez :40:.. Henry McHaniol took Anion to Kentucky a- a two year old and, while lie won with him there, he by no means raced up lo his early form. Both owner Gaylord and trainer Benson think Anion will 1m- a good four year old. He has apparently become rid of all his old ailments and is training soundly. Dr. C. Cann. who recently fixed his teeth and care fully looked him over, says- he can see nothing now in any way wrong wilh him and In- pronounces him a grand looking specimen of the thoroughbred. Trajan Belle and Ploral Park. F. J. Qrefers good three year-old fillies, are two Other performers of note that are quartered at the F.I Paso track. Mr. Grefer does not intend to race either until the spring meeting at Churchill Downs in Ifil3 and so is wintering the pair ai Washington Park. lb- baa Vanir . and Connaughr and a two year old in his string at Juarez and has already won at this meet ing with Connaught, which has recently improved much i:i disposition and is likely to bo a useful three year-old. Mr. Orefers hopes chiefly center in Floral Park, however. He thinks this near relative lo many famous stake winners will develop into one of the grandest three year-old fillies of recent year-. She will likely make her debut this year in the Kentucky Oak-;, and if she meets wilh no training ■ishapu, Mr. Grefer thinks she is sure to win that event. ;. M. Odom ha- concluded not to retire Pollie Levy to tin- atnd the coming spring, bit will try her another season on Hie turf. Before shipping the daughter of Golden Maxim to Juarez, he had bet blistered severely in Kentucky and Hie application apparently did her good, as she i now working with less aoreness than she had exhibited in many months. Mr. Odom thinks by February he can get Pollie Levy up lo racing form again and hopes to be able io v.iu several races with her at Juarez before Hie meeting ends. The great mare is now -i e.-ir- old and. while he never expects her again to be Hie star she once was. he looks for her to do aome Rood racing before her farewell to the track. Gilbert Boat, which raced auccessfally here last winter for Stewart Folk, is rounding to after a recent accident. He ran into the feme one morning and badly hurl his exercise boy. The six year-old gelding was considerably scratched up and Mill wears a few -iii-. bill he is again taking light work and will be able to race frequently during the last half of the Juares meeting. The son of Bnvelston last vaced ai the Victoria meeting in October and won a RUCcession of his -tan- at Hie British Columbia track.

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