Tijuana Opens Sunday: Less Drastic Passport Rules Permit Resumption of Racing.; Mexicans Cut Tax in Half and Jockey Club Reduces Track Admission Prices., Daily Racing Form, 1921-03-12


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TIJUANA OPENS SUNDAY Less Drastic Passport Rules Per ¬ mit Resumption of Racing Mexicans Cut Tax in Half and andJockey Jockey Club Reduces Track TrackAdmission Admission Prices SAN DIEGO CaU March 11 Considering the welfare of the horsemen above everything else president James W Coffroth of the I wer Califor ¬ nia Jockey Club announced today that despite the fact that complete relief from the passport situa ¬ tion had not been obtained he would nevertheless resume racing at Tijuana on next Sunday Seventynine SundaySeventynine days of racing had been run at the Mexican track when a halt was called by the Jockey Club owing to the drastic passport regula ¬ tions imH ed on the American public by the Mexican government officials With the arrival in San Diego of Senor Luis Monies de Oca consul general of Mexico some relief was obtained As the situation now stands the patrons of the Tijuana track can now obtain a vise of their passports at the line Tourists goins across to attend the races for one day are charged 1 while the tax on a tenday card is S2 Ry a payment of 10 a vise is Issued which is good for one year yearHowever However the Jockey Club is going to shoulder some of the burden for the public reducing tlio prices of admission so that the charge for week days will be 1 for all and on Sundays and holi ¬ day l 0 for men niul 1 for women Lartiesl layi wiir continue on Tuesdays and Fridays FridaysIt It is expected that the passport charges will only be temporary In the event that the United States immigration department receives official word from Washington that the passport law no longer exists which is the cane according to congressional action but which awaits confirmation through official channels there will be no vise charges as there would be no longer any passports necessary to cross the line and consequently none to vise visePresident President James AY Coffroth had intended to suspended racing at Tijuana until such time as the passports were completely done away with However he took into consideration the horsemens difficulties realizing that an idle stable means a loss to its owners and decided to resume racing rather than wait for the tardy orders from Washington These are expected daily and when they arrive the situation will adjust itself itselfHorsemen Horsemen and public in San Diego received the welcome news that racing at Tijuana would resume with elation Racing secretary Leon Wing has arranged a card of eight races for Sunday the reopening day with the Juvenile Stakes valued at flrjOO the stejlar attraction Over fifty nomina ¬ tions have been made for this twoyearold racft and it is expected that a field of twelve crack youngsters will face the barrier in it

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