Crack O Dawns Great Race: Breaks Track Record in Winning Tijuana Derby--Big Crowd Sees Contest, Daily Racing Form, 1921-03-22


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CRACK 0 DAWNS GREAT RACE Breaks Track Record in Winning Tijuana Derby Big Crowd Sees Contest ContestSAN SAN DIKGO Cal March 21 Breaking the track record for a mile ami oneeighth rack Dawn the speedy Kentuckybred colt recently acijuired at private sale by C Kochler won the Tujana Derby before one of the largest crowds that ever witnessed racing at the Mexican course Superbly ridden by the veteran jockey C Aan Duseii the strapping son of The Manager Shuck H sprinted to the front at the rise of the barrier aud entering the back stretch he held an eight length advantage Bound ¬ ing the far turn the heart rendering pace told and his opimnents commenced to close up on him How ¬ ever upon entering the home stretch jockey Van Dnsen sat down to ride hjm and despite the fact that his stablemate Martin A Xoohan was his nearest rival and in turn was far in front of Calmlan Crack o Dawns rider showed him no mercy and rode his mount as if his life depended on the outcome At the finish Crack o Dawn stayed long enough to win by threequarters of a length from Martin A Noonan with Cahalan the best of the others The winners share was 4000 while Martin A Noonan in taking second place received i KM a tidy sum for the Koehler connections to gather From a time standpoint and considering that the threeyearolds were running a mile and an eighth this early in the year the race was a remarkable one The Kentucky youngster set a terrific pace and stayed in gallant fashion after being challenged going the distance in lf 2 which displaced the old track record of 158 158Britains Britains Ally under the silks of H W Barnes the Sau Diego turfman won the Atheling Handi ¬ cap in a terrific struggle from AVynnewood and Liola The finish saw the first six horses bunched so closely that the proverbial blanket would have covered them all Le s than threequarters of i length separated he sextet as they passed the judges stand standC C B Irwin who has the largest string of thor ¬ oughbreds here in training won his first race since tin resumption of racing a week ago His scarlet colors were successful iu the concluding dash in which Corncutter managed to win from the badly impeded Anna Begina and Shifty ShiftyDickie Dickie AV which won a few days ago at better than UK to 1 again scored and thereby showed that his last win was anything but a fluke lie took first honors in the milt and seventy yards race outstaying Humma ami Cobrlta CobrltaThe The good apprentice jockey Josiah and the filly Lonely proved a winning combination in the fourth race Tire midget rider got the miss away on her toes aiid the finish saw her in front the bcsj part of a length with Basil and Kthel Brown closest in pinsuit The latter met with misfortune as her saddle slipped and her rider had his troubles troublesH H W Barnes saw his colors carried to victory in two of the races during tho afternoon Dickie AV and Britains Ally being his successful standard bearers bearersThe The big crowd that was on hand were specula lively inclined and the large force Of niutuel clerks were forced to work at top speed to handle the volume of money which poured through the ma ¬ chines chinesJoe Joe Nichols who rode with varied success tweuty fivfe years ago died here stfddenly this morning Nichols has made San Dleco his home for the last five years and leaves a wife and four children childrenThe The gelding Piedra was claimed out of the seventh race by J Kckert for 1UOO

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