Interesting Items from Tijuana: Death of a Well-Known Horseman-W. T. Anderson Horses to Remain in the West, Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-15


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INTERESTING ITEMS FROM TIJUANA. Death of a Well-Known Horseman — W. T. Anderson Horses to Remain in the West. By J. It. Jeffery. San Diego. Cal. Fell. 11. — Secretary Edward Jasper, of the Ixiwer California Jockey Club is heartily in accord with the suggestion of thtf Thoroughbred Horse Association directors that it would be liene-ficial to provide a greater number of races exclusively for three yeer ohm, at all American tracks than has been the custom iu the pant, and it may be expelled that he will readily co-operate iu the movement which has been instituted with that end in view. Jasper agrees with the writer that many a young horse has suffered on account of having lieen asked to do too much in the way of meeting mature horses at an early age. He points out that it always was his policy when serving in an official capacity on the Kentucky tracks to provide a liberal number of races of all kinds for three-year-olds and that generally these races filled well and pr -vided good contests. Word has just been received here of the death of Milton F. Jones, who was formi rly associated with C. It. Lnak in the ownership of a good stable of horses that the latter raced with marked oncctm at Oakland some tin years or more ago. The best known of these horses Included Albert Fir. Dclagoa. John A. Scott and Grace 0. Mr. Jones contracted pneumonia while on the way back to his home at Sun Francisco from the east, as the result of exposure when the train on which he was traveling became snowbound in Wyoming and his death took place at Cheyenne. Interment took place at San Francisco. The deceased was a member of a wealthy and prominent San Francisco family. He was about forty five years of age. W. T. Anderson, who brought a promising band of horses here from the east last fall, is counting on remaining at Tijuana to the end of the season and then shipping his stable to Denver for the summer meeting at that point. He probably would revise this program and proceed to New York should there be an earlier opening on the metropolitan tracks than seems probable. It has developed that his good three -year-old Dandy Dude will not he permanently affected kg his recent mishap, although his injuries are sufficiently serious to render it inadvisable to race him before fall. Kyne a Heavy Loser at Tijuana. William I. Kyne. San Francisco bookmaker, is probably the heaviest loser among the layers who have been operating here this winter. It is said, on good authority, that his losses on the meeting total about 0,000. He has earned the reputation of being one of the most daring operators seen on tiie coast in recent yearn. The veteran California trainer, William Fisher, has made a good showing at Tijuana this winter with the plater General, a seven year-old gelding by Ort Wells— Anna Loretta Daly, that he purchased for a song at the conclusion of last summers meeting here. The gelding has started in sixteen races since the opining of the season and his record is five firsts, six seconds, one third and four times miniated, which is not at all bad for a horse with his shortcomings. Mr. Fisher will be remembered by old-timers as the trainer for Joseph Harvey and Charles Fair, noted San Francisco sportsmen of the Buy District track period. For the former he trained the good mare Wheel of Fortune with signal success. Almost from the time when he first engaged in racing at the Bay District track with a horse named Joe tfeeki r Jr.. Fisher has had something in his stable cap:. hie of winning races. The last horse he raced, which had much pretension to quality, was the good sprinter Andrew B. Cook, with which he won many a race at Oakland shortly before the sua pension of racing in California. When racing ceased at Oakland he sold all his horses and re maineil away from the turf for three years. Then the call became too insistent to resist and he de-Clares that he never again expects to be without a horse so long as he is able to care for one. He is a skilful man with horses and enjoys handling them for slice r love of the sport, as few trainers do. In the old days, when betting was a bigger thing in couiiecton with racing than it is nowadays, he figured in many a "coup." the most notable of which was accomplished with a horse namrd Jockey Club, on which he won S13.00 one day at the Ingleside track at San Francisco. A. Logan Denny, who has been active in organizing a strong branch of the Thoroughbred Horse A saw iatieii here, is out and about once more after a delicate surgical operation for the relief of an abscess in the head. For a time his condition was extremely critical.

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