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MANAGER WINN ARRIVES AT JUAREZ. Reiterates Assurance to Horsemen That Meeting Will Surely bo Held as Scheduled. El Paso, Texas, Novemlier 21. M. J. Winn, manager of the Jockey Club Juarez, arrived here today to personally take charge of the 100 or more days meeting, which will surely start at Juarez on Thanksgiving Day. Other arrivals from Kentucky included P. T. Cliinn, who has lifteen horses quartered here, J. T. Ireland and Ben Hinkle. who is connected with Eugene Elrod in the management of the betting ring. Neil Whalen, an exercise boy connected with the fitable of Joe Stevens, was thrown by the horse .Milton Roblee today and was so badly injured he had to be taken to a hospital. His home is in St. Paul. He tirst joined the Stevens stable at Great Falls, Mont. Carlin and Moody wired today from Victoria, B. C., that they would ship a carload of horses from that, place in time for the opening on Thanksgiving Day." Ned Williams, who has been conni-cted with various stables as foreman for fifteen or more years, tiled here today. He came in charge of E. J. OConnells string. His home is in St. Louis, Mo. He was about 30 years old. Iron Mask is being prepared by trainer Goldblatt to start in the Juarez Handicap on Thanksgiving Day. He appears to have entirely recovered from the effects of his injury at Douglas Park in October. EI Paso, Tex., November 21. Preparations have been under way for the past month to make the coming Juarez meeting, which commences on Thanksgiving Day, the greatest in the history of the Jockey Club Juarez. On every hand there is evidence that next Thursdays opening should be the most auspicious that the club has had. Many reasons can be assigned for this view of the matter, principal among which is the fact that there are more horses and followers of the siiort here than in previous years, with many more to come after the close of the Norfolk meeting. Though affairs political are far from being in a " tranquil state at present throughout the Mexican republic, the management of the Jockey Club Juarez, of which Matt J. Winn is in charge, are positive in their statement that the meeting will begin next Thursday as scheduled. It Is Idle to suppose that men of the calibre of Manager Winn and his associates would lead horsemen and their followers to believe that racing would go on uninterruptedly if such was not assured. There are many who are skeptical on this question, but past performances show that racing at the Juarez track has been exempt from interference at all times, for the concession which the Jockey Club Juarez holds from the government is of such a nature that no matter which party is in control of Mexican politics, the sjiort is never interfered with. This concession dates from 1909 and covers a period of twenty years. For the past couple of years this same situation has been met with, but the sport was never stopped. In fact, it has vastly improved with each succeeding year. norsemcn that have raced their charges here before were among the earliest arrivals and with them came many tirst-tinie visitors to this section of the country, an indication that the majoritv of turf followers are coutident concerning the future of the sport at Juarez. As in previous years, there will be a few improvements to greet the visitor this season. New stables have been added, making it possible to house 1,200 horses, while a system of drainage has been installed which assures that no matter how inclement the weather there will be no dampness, a fact that pleases horsemen who have their all tied up In horseflesh. Another improvement is the build- Couthmed on second page. MANAGER WINN ARRIVES AT JUAREZ. Continued Irom first page. ing of a new three and a half furlongs straightaway chute. Formerly there was a half mile chute with a sharp turn, which was built especially for two-year-old races. This turn had a tendency to teach the youngsters to bear out and for that reason was alMlished. But what pleases horsemen most is the statement recently given out by Manager Winn that it was the intention of the Jockey Club Juarez to add 00 daily to the purse moneys, with additional provision for more stakes and handicaps during the running of the meeting. The first closed event to be run will be the Juarez Handicap, six furlongs, which will be decided on Thanksgiving Day. This will have a guaranteed value of ,500 and will be for all ages, a condition that will bring together the speediest horses in training In both the young and old divisions. It is iHiuted out that during the season of 1911-1912 racing was conducted at Juarez with a change in the government upon no less than five different occasions, with no cessation of the sort.