General Villa Fond of Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-21


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GENERAL VILLA FOND OF RACING. I El Paso. Tex., November 20. It develops that General Villas men confiscated six thoroughbreds from the Juarez track wnen the successful attack was made on the Federal forces at that place- last week. Villa had the horses returned to their owners, punished the soldiers who took them and picked out a detachment of men to act as an armed guard at the track until the situation became settled. One horse died from being ridden with a big cowboy saddle tightly cinched. General Villa is himself fond of horse racing and is anxious that the meeting at Juarez shall go on uninterrupted. He said yesterday that if he is iu Juarez duripg the racing season he would be a regular attendant at the track, wheu he had an afternoon to spare.

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