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ASIDE FROM THE RACING t" * THINGS THAT INTEREST JUAREZ PATRONS AND OWNERS IN HOURS OF RELAXATION. Weather and Track Perfect, but the Latter Not Expected to Be as Fast as Formerly — Harrisons Horses — Eastman a Real Bargain Horse. Il€ to Juarez, Mex., January 2. — As the [WMt winter gj BM» elfag Of the Jockc- Utah Juarez to u.e beginning , f of of ;i MW year it is now thoroughly established thai |„ the season here will result in many horsemen pW ,[. ].ei ing wlio heretofore, at least tot several years. have not enjoyed any loo Brack prosperity on I he f of turl. N There are some horses winning liere and re- j„ in pea ting as well that tar a long tinse hack have done ,1, little or nothing in the raee winning line and this a] is due in a measure to many races being condi- u t i« ntil to keep out of the fields performers that ,[. would overshadow tlieir competitors. a] When a young mare like l.nsy Edith can win in • sixteen days racing lour of her six starts, is looks j like the Juarez cause is a haven for turftneit to jj send their stahles to if they would get winning n revenue from their indifferent as well as tlieir West sj norsesk At many atkci racing aetata ii reqacatly occurs tliat a number of stables never ccn win a t, to single race. Here all have a chance to earn bread- tl money during the winter and. at the MUM time, j, give the members of their strings the henetit at m spending the old weather months in a climate as si mild as Indian summer ajp north. o of So far the weather here lias beta simply perfect, ii in atwaya sunshine and the air balmy as mid spring time. Then has been only one light rain and that si had little effect on the resoiled track, only making ii ii slightly off for a day or two. All the other days •;.: the going lias been safe and fairly fast, though as u yet the paui at that whiter has at no time been a* i. fast as it was last winter. It is not likely that any records will be broken this winter, but to offset tins it is safe to predict that the percentage of horse- racing here that go wrong will be small. The splendid cushion on the course at all times has made the Juarez track the talk among horsemen. Several prominent owners have been heard to remark that even if they did not race their horses another winter they would surely bring their stables here to get their charges ready for a spring and summer campaign. A. 1.. Harrison, who has a string of four horses t Bt the Juarez track, and has in the gelding Prairie. another illustration of how inferior a horse can be as compared to its near relatives. When Prairie left Hamburg Place in Kentucky the fact that he was the produce of Passan. by Hamburg, turned keen attention to hist. Passu had previously sent to the races two brilliant stake winners in Award and I.ady Winifred, and her rirst foal. Prince of Orange, was also a good winner. Prairie is a winner, but he was three years old before he earned brackets and as a racer had cut little tigure coat-pared with the record made by his half brother. Edward, or his half-sister. Lady Winifred. The latter in her two-year-old form won the Criterion and Zephyr Stake-, ran second in the Lynbrook Handicap and third in the Great Filly Stakes and While Plains Handicap, earning at that age 115,215. while Edward as a two year-old won the Uraad 1 nion Hotel and flash Stakes and P.ttrns Sweep-Makes, earning at that age 814.819, and was nasi l.i go * England with St. Martin to run in the Derby of limit. With Prairie n winner also credited to her. Pasaaa take- high rank as a stud matron, as in 1! IS she foaled the fairly gaod racer Alta-inaha. which shows live of her first six fo.ils as winners. j Harrison also ha- in his barn in Forum another remarkably well-bred gelding. Forum won as both a two-year-Old and t three-year-old and is a brother to Hilarious, winner of 0,213 and a successful sire in the Oklahoma stud of J. L. Holland. Harrisons other horses at the Juarez coarse are Miss I.arn . Harbor and the at times good horse Orlin Krinp. . I he had named e:in always be retted Oil to pay his . wav at an. race meeting. Tom Hatfield surely got a bargain when he picked f up Baatasaa for ■ soul, this now six-year-old geld- , lug recently winning here in successive days two races at I mile, which Be ran in 1:11*4 and 1:40% . respectively. All told in 1915. Eastman has won %lX races and five Of them at a mile. This gelding . was hied hv J. !•• Holland in Oklahoma and that J turfman still owns hi- dam. Peggy. Imiiose. a two- , year-old in 1915 is also out of her. Kastmans sire, John I., is now dead He was a richly-bred horse, | being a son of St. l-oey -Australia:; Gold, by Roii- dfgo. Though coming seven yean aid, Eastman has not been need as severely as a number of lior-e- now on the turf ot a like age. While he ran and won aa .i two varolii, he only start -d twice as a thrcc-ear-olil and in no year has been over rated. He ■ i has to date a credit of eleven winning races and to all appearances is at present improving in his naming every day. He is a rangy, good looking i gelding, with a goad turn of speed and can cover any reasonable distance of ground. Secretary Bd Jasper will arrange his condition 1 bin k of races all during the meeting after the first of the year so a- to have at least three two year old races each art ek. There is an abundance of youngsters in training ROW at the track to secure g od gelds hi all such kindergarten races. So far Ooaaiug Tower has an unbroken record at the Juarez track this winter and his live wins bar*! all been sparkling performances. Trainer Carroll Shilling ha- decided to race him bat little more this winter and BOOB after the first of the year will temporarily J turn him out of training, so that he will 1 hav :i good rest before the time to ship him to Kentucky arrives next April for his spring and 1 -uinni. I i anr.nigu in that state. Many good Judges do no! doubt that this son of 1 the Futurity winner. Yankee, will be oae id Americas greatest sprinter* in 1918. He has constantly improved sin.-,, a two-year-old when he twice raced ■ unsuccessfully ami in 1915 he won fifteen races and waa in the money in nine of his other starts. Hi-la-l . three wins here were at s •vcn-eigh.hs in 1:25; : live eighths in 58% and three-quarters in 1:12, in 1 all of which rsces he had the worst of the weights. ; Hi- win- at lusres before the New Year has placed J him in the list of $... Mn winners ..f 1915, he having earned this vear a total of ,736. Conning lower r conn- on the dams ride from distinguished kinship. ■ Hi- is from Okitau. by Plniiucles. which, like her Beted aoa, was bred at Hamburg Place in Kentucky. Ondurdis, his grsndam, a winner and by Kingston, is a sister to Patty, which produced the high-class [ two-year-old of 1908, Aristocracy, which won the Double Event, Saratoga Special, etc.. and earned I rthal vear a total of 929.450. Fatty also produced Miss Granville, the dam of Little Nephew and Oohl-c I 1 est Cirl. Little Nephew bears the distinction of being the only horse that defeated Old Boaebad as i a two-year-old. The next dam of Conning Tower was gkadl, which, won twelve races in her turl rareer and produced the winner of the United Slates Hotel Stakes and other good races in the speedy Skillful.