Settling into Its Stride: Long Winter Meeting at Juarez Has Now Been Fairly Launched, Daily Racing Form, 1913-12-07


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SETTLING INTO ITS STRIDE LONG WINTER MEETING AT JUAREZ HAS NOW BEEN FAIRLY LAUNCHED. Conditions in Northern Mexico Hold Out Assurance That Sport Will Not Be Interrupted by Revolution Gossip from Mexican Course. Kl Paso, Texas, December !. As satisfactory as was the opening of the present winter meeting of the Jockey Club Juarez, it has turned out, taking the days of racing since as a fair sample, to have heen hut a forerunner of what is in store for lovers of winter racing during the next few months here. The many horses now quartered at the Juarez course in superb racing condition, with a track to race over that is simply Ideal, insures that one sided contests will Ik? a rare occurence here during the winter. Good riders are here in abundance. There are more safeguards placed around the sport at this track this season than ever before at a winter racing ground. The otlicials are of the highest standing and every thing possible is being done to protect the interests of the public. As to local conditions, Juarez is now safe from any further invasion in the near future. The men at present in control of the town are lovers of racing and Gen. Faucho Villas Instructions to those in authority are to show in every way possible all courtesies to the Jockey Club Juarez management. The track is as popular an institution in .Mexico, as it is in El Paso and elsewhere over the American border, and its fame is increasing with every nieet-ingv held. Field Brothers have Tyree and two high class yearlings in training at the Jockey Club Juarez track in charge of trainer J. A. Scckington. Tyree is now a three-year-old and was a winner as a two-year-old on the Kentucky tracks. Scckington started Tyree only three times during the pasc summer at Butte and as a result she is Iresh and training well for the winter campaign here. The two yearlings this firm has in training at the Juarez track are a bay colt by Muzaguu and a chestnut filly by Or-luoudale, the Futurity winner of 1905. The Mazagau colt is out of Semper Viva, while the Ormoudale tilly is out of Itosa Pomona. All of Field Brothers marcs, nine in number, are in foal to Waldo, the winter Kentucky Derby favorite of 1110, and they alio t Iikyo some -likely weanlings hv this son of Plan-dues, which is now at the Juarez track in charge of trainer Logan Denny, who claimed him for M. It. Alterberry from Field Brothers in a race at Butte last August. Some of the famous mares in foal to Waldo are fcthel Pace, the dam of Alfred Noble, Housemaid and Tyree; Sue Smith, the dam of the Kentucky Derby winner Meridian and Winning Witch. This baiid of broodmares are now at a lann near Mexico, Mo., but two of the number will be sent away to lie mated next season with the two noted horses, Garry Herrmann in Kentucky and Broomstick at Harry Payne Whitneys Brookdale Stud In New Jersey. Sue Smith is the mare selected to be mated lo the latter, and her produce will therefore lie a brother or sister to the Kentuckv Derbv winner. Meridian, while Ethel Pace is the mare Field Brothers will send to Garry Herrmann. This tirm has a rare good band of broodmares, most of which are comparatively young. They have a good grass farm In Missouri and believe that they can raise thoroughbreds there as well as In Kentucky. When their Waldo weanlings are old enough to race they expect not only to race them here in the winter of 1914-1915,, hut during the spring and summer on the. big Kentucky tracks and the important courses in New York and elsewhere in the eastern section of the United States. B. A. Jones, the Parnell, Mo., breeder, has two likely weanlings by Harrigan. It is the first crop of foals by this noted horse which ran a mile on the Juarez track in 1:37 and won 25 other races during his career on the turf. One of these vouug-sters Is a colt out of Miss Van Winkle, by St. Felix, and the other is a lilly out of Princess Tulano, by His Highness. Mr. Jones has five foals this season by mares mated to tile son of Plaudit, but two colts and one filly died. There are now 32 thoroughbred mares at the Jones farm and the stallions Harrigan and Blues. Twelve of the mares were mated last spring to Harrigan, thirteen to Blues and seven to Rapid Water. The winning two-year-old. Bob Hensley, is by the latter sire, as is also Dally Waters, a winner of three races as a juvenile performer this season. Kapid Water Is now 12 years old. He was racing in winning form as late as 1110, when he was nine years old. Bob Hensley and Dally Waters are the first of his get to race. Blues is the oldest sire at the Jones farm, this sou of Sir Dixon being now 15 years old. Wade McLoniores famous race mare. Meadow, is looking unusually well here this winter. She failed to prove in foal after being mated with Fayette, a son of Ogden and Saratoga Belle, last spring, and this caused her trainer, T. B. Munford. to decide to race her again. She will be kept in training all winter and Mr. McLemore has about concluded to ship her to Kentucky next spring and if possible mate her with Uncle, the sire of Old Rosebud and Little Nephew. Meadow has won nearly fifty races so far. Mr. McLemore has a fine yearling brother to Meadow at the Juarez course and both he and trainer Munford think he is the liest foal Dolly Hayman ever produced. He has been named Hay. As Hodge has had a long campaign and won fifteen races this season as a iwo-year-oid, the geldings owner, Kay Spence, has decided not to race him ajraiu until about the middle of February. He will then let him start in an overnight race to kev him up for his engagement at Jiuarez in the ,500 Chapultepec Stakes. Spence intends to give him this early racing the coming year to fit him for Ills Kentucky and Latonia Derby races next spring, in which big stakes he will be entered, as well as in other similar events of next year at Saratoga and on the Canadian courses. As Henry Ritto and Maria C, owned by W. F. Knebelkamp, of Louisville, Ky.t also in Spences stable, have been under the weather a hit since the Latonia meeting, neither will Iks raced here early, but will get a lest until after the New Year. J. J. Ferguson of Seattle has five maiden two-year-olds In ids big stable at Juarez by the young Sain sire. Castine. none of which in fact has ever raced. Thev are Caseuin. Carmuir. Cassmes L.. Roscar and Carrall. All were bred by Barney Schreiber at Woodland, Cal.. from mares left in that state by that noter Missouri breeder. Mr. Ferguson also has a four-year-old by Castine, a bay gelding named Cartarl and a maiden two-year-old chestnut filly by Bearcatcher called Marin Kose. This Pacific coast turfman now has a strong stable at the Juarez track as in addition to the maidens he has in training, he rhas the tried and true performers Kootenay Enfield, Kins Stalwart. Salesia and Colonel McDougall. During the Juarez season of 1910-1911 Kootenay won more races than any other performer racing at the Mexican course, while Enfield has a record to date of 50 winning races. Al KIrby, who has J. B. Respess siring in training here, may take charge of William Gersts big stable Upon his return to Kentucky next spring at the close of the Juarez meeting. The Nashville turfman and Klrby have had some corresimndence upon this subject and it Is more than probable that when they meet again they will quickly come to terms. Mr. Gerst has had no regular trainer since the un-timelv death of George Ham. His horses are all now resting at the Gerst farm near Nashville. He will have more than 30 horses in training to campaign over the Kentucky tracks and elsewhere next season. Kirby, who is a capable man with a horse, was a life-long and intimate friend of trainer Ham and Mr. Gerst is well aware that Ham and Kirby frequently advised each other as to the best way to train certain horses and their united opinion generally worked out well in results.

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