Ready for Action at Juarez, Daily Racing Form, 1916-11-28


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READY FOR ACTION AT JUAREZ. El Paso, Texas, November 27. The shipment of horses to Juarez for the meeting lias set in in earnest, and carloads of thoroughbreds are now arriving dally. Anions the number are some from Tijuana, whose owners had previously shipped to that ioint under the mistaken impression that the Juarez meeting would not take place. At the present time there are considerably over 350 horses quartered at the Juarez track, and this number will be augmented by over 100 more that are due to reach here from various points in the course of the next week. The meeting can be successfully conducted with this number of horses. Colonel W. E. Applegate, of Louisville, has arrived and taken up winter quarters in El Paso for himself and family. It is generally understood that Applegate has been granted the race news concession, und that he will supply the general news bureau with racing information. Ian Hildebrand, who had the combination b.ook here last winter, and who is said to be interested with Colonel Applegate In the news concession, in confined to his apartments with a serious illness. No matter what stables may be shipped here In the future, Kay Spence will still have the distinction of having the largest stable of runners at the track. He has In his barn a total of twenty-three head, all of which, with the exception of a couple of yearlings, are ready to race. All of the Spence horses are in excellent condition and promise to earn many purses for their trainer. There are many here who will follow the fortunes of the Spence stable for the first part of the meeting, and if they do they will not go far amiss. Spence is taking out four jockey licenses, one each for T. and C. Hunt, Harry Lunsford and John Gruber. The two hitter are apprentices, and both are expected by Spei-ce to develop into good riders. Gruber is a son of the Louisville grocer, M. B. Gruber, former owner of Little Nephew and Little String, while Lunsford is a Covington boy.

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