Jack Dempsey Handicap: Saturdays Feaure Race in Honor of Champion-Three Winners for Jockey Huntamer, Daily Racing Form, 1922-01-30


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! [ j ! ! j j j I I I JACK DEMPSEY_ HANDICAP Saturdays Feaure Race in Honor of Champion — Three Winners for Jockey Huntamer. TI.1I ANA. Mexico, January 29 — All the world loves a champion. Be he either an olympian hero or a sandlol idol. John Public, and thi- i- tie whole world, the world over, love- the title-holder. Its this way, always has been and always will be. for all times. Il- an enduring -entimeni. Yesterday Tijuana paid rnptuoiis honor !•• a champion, mis the King of Pattiaaa It was lack Deaapaey. In honor of the visit of Ihe woilds oiianipion pre-iih nt .lame- Wood Coffrolh. who in the halcyon day* of the hoxaag on the Pacific reaal waa known a- the We-t- premier ring promoter, de-ignated that the feature race of the alleinon sIiokIiI be tailed the "J. ok Deatpaey Handicap." During ihe running of this race, which was a trial for some of the candidates for the Tijuana Derby, Deuipsey wa- a guest of the judge-. His official designation for the orraaiea was "honorary judge." All eye- were on him and it was a question of whether King Horse or Champion Dempsey drew the most atti-n lion. First honors in the feature Went to Capt. Clover, the strapping three year-old son of Geaeral Roberts — Ravaria. which was coupled in the betting with Little Florence. Capt. Clover raced Polly Wale into defeat in the first half mile and. Wrest-ing ihe lead from her. took command midway of tiie -1 1 etch. However, he was forced to do his level l. -1 to wiih-taiid Ihe challenge of Thriller, which came from the rear gallaatly to get within a neck of Capt. Clover at the finish. Polly Wale, which ruled Ihe favorite, showed a game p rformance. bat her weight of 120 pounds proved her undoing and the filly tired and barely saved third place. Jockey Hiintamer was the outstanding saddle artist of the day. He rode three winners and easily rallied off the riding honors. TI. e naiisaal sight of a horse throwing his ritler at Ihe barrier, then running away a half mile, jumping the f. nee and galloping heller skelter back to his barn before being eaplited wa- an incident in connection with the fourth race. This was Yoorin. sporting the cetera of H. W. Crippen who afterwards astounded the onlookers by taking second place in as game an effort as has been witnessed here in many days. Queen of Trump- wa- returned the win Bee, but the story might have been different had Yoorin not shown the above described teatpataaeeat. Despite tht fact that Zamloch. the aged campaigner, hair won his previous race lie was entirely overlooked yesterday in the third race, a gallop of a mile and a sixteenth. He had the unfashionable jockey Molters in the saddle and so neglected wa-he in the betting that he paraded to the post the extreme outsider. Tliu- when he scored a head victory over Dr. Samuel he furnished a surprise tfeal proved a stunning blow to the talent. Boone ville had the call among those speculatively in-j lined, but third place was the best he could do. Zamloch paid 888J88 in the mutuels and the few who remembered his game performance of a few days ago ami remained loyal to the old fellow were rewarded handsomely. Busy Bird, a four-year-old filly which was n in the third race, finished her short racing istarer career at the threshold of her barndoor when she I dropped dead. During the running of the nice. I while in a contending position, she was seen to I falter and jockey Thomas quickly patted her up. I She continued to canter aft»r her field and stopped j at the paddock gate, where she was unsaddled and led to her quarters. There she succumbed to what was reported a fatal injury to her spine. The stewards again ruled with an iron hand when they suspended apprentice jockey Molter for fifteen days for rough riding while astride of Z.iinloch in the third race.

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